Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Blog

The Pearce Law Firm, including well-known Philadelphia injury lawyer Edith Pearce, is dedicated to the personal care of each individual case. We believe in educating our potential clients on the variety of cases being filed in the state of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The blog posts below feature accidents and events that may lead to potential law suits. Whether you need a personal injury lawyer to represent you due to car or truck accidents, slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, dog bites, or head injuries, The Pearce Law Firm works on your behalf to provide you the compensation you deserve.

Archive for August 2010

Philadelphia Dog Attacks Can Cause Severe Personal Injury

August 31, 2010

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Dogs may be man’s best friend but that doesn’t mean your dog won’t bite the hand that feeds him. When dogs feel threatened, frightened or cornered, they react instinctually, They are likely to revert to the raw, primitive animal instincts of their ancestors, exhibiting the highly aggressive, territorial behavior that has helped the species survive. Even the most even-tempered dog can bite. The files of Philadelphia personal injury lawyers are full of dog bite cases where someone’s sweet little Rover ...

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Philadelphia Housing Authority Sexual Harassment Settlements Reach $900,000

August 26, 2010

The Philadelphia Housing Authority is settling the final of foursexual harassment claims against its executive director, Carl Greene, for a reported $250,000, bringing the total settlement amount to nearly $900,000, according to today’s Philadelphia Inquirer. Sexual harassment claims by two Philadelphia women were settled in 2004 for $200,000 and $98,000. A third woman was paid a settlement of $350,000 in 2008. The final sexual harassment suit against the Philadelphia Housing Authority director is reported to be close to a settlement ...

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Posted in: Sexual Harassment

What You Should Do If You’re in a Philadelphia Car Accident

August 24, 2010

If you’re in a Philadelphia car accident, you’ll be physically and emotionally shaken. You or your passengers may have suffered serious personal injuries. Your vehicle may be damaged. It can be hard to keep your head and know what to do to protect yourself after a car accident.

Edith Pearce suggests taking the following steps to protect your rights when you are involved in any car accident, but especially when personal injuries occur.

1. Emergency kit. Keep an emergency kit in your ...

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Girl Suffers Severe Personal Injuries in Fall from Carnival Ride

August 19, 2010

While amusement park rides can be a great family adventure over the summer, they can also be the cause of serious injuries, according to Edith Pearce, the founder of the Philadelphia injury law firm, The Pearce Law Firm. A story out of Wisconsin is a reminder to Philadelphia parents to be cautious at amusement parks to prevent child injuries. An amusement park worker in Wisconsin has been charged with first-degree reckless injury following a severe personal injury accident this summer ...

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Teen Accused of Homicide in Car Accident Files Personal Injury Lawsuit Against Victim’s Estate

August 17, 2010

In a bizarre twist, a Montana teen charged with deliberately killing a woman and her son in a horrific 2009 motor vehicle accident is now suing the estate of the woman she killed. The personal injury accident case in Montana illustrates the complexities and convolutions auto accident litigation can take when people die or suffer serious personal injuries. Read more here about motorcycle accident. It also illustrates the advantages of being represented by an expert Philadelphia personal injury attorney, ...

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Pennsylvania Cheerleader Awarded $235,000 for Injuries Suffered in School Accident

August 12, 2010

The parents of a Uniontown, Pennsylvania high school cheerleader were awarded a $235,000 settlement for severe personal injuries their daughter suffered when school bleachers collapsed during a 2008 cheerleading practice at Uniontown High School. Taylor Wrona, then 14, was pinned under the bleachers with another girl when the bleachers collapsed. She and other cheerleaders had been told to push the heavy wood and metal bleachers out of the way and into their storage position to create practice room.

Both of the ...

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Philadelphia Personal Injury Suit Charges Toyota, BP in Teen’s Death

August 5, 2010

Toyota is back in the news, this time as one of 13 defendants charged in a wrongful death and product liability suit filed in Philadelphia this week. Personal injury attorneys are suing Toyota, BP America Inc. and others on behalf of a Camp Hill, Pennsylvania mother whose teen-aged son died in a gas pump fire last March. Nineteen-year-old Luther Byers suffocated when static electricity ignited gasoline fumes at a Harrisburg BP gas station where he was pumping gas into his ...

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Posted in: Products Liability

Philadelphia Man Dies in I-70 Car Accident

August 3, 2010

A 26-year-old Philadelphia man was killed in a severe personal injury auto accident on U.S. I-70 while driving through Ohio last week. Philadelphia resident Carlos Salazar died at the scene of the bizarre pre-dawn multi-car accident. According to accident reports, Salazar’s car struck a van which caused his vehicle to veer off the roadway, flip over a cable barrier in the median and plow into oncoming traffic on the other side of the divided highway. Thrown from his vehicle during ...

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Posted in: Car Accidents