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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 November 2010


Amusement Ride Accident Settled for $3.3 Million

November 30, 2010


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Christmas vacation is just around the corner and many Philadelphia families will be heading south to relax on sunny beaches. A trip to the local amusement park is de rigueur when vacationing with children and teens. While family-friendly amusement parks are usually a safe bet for family fun, Edith Pearce warns that things do sometimes go wrong, as they did for a California family attending the 2008 Calaveras County Fair. Last week a judge approved a $3.375 million settlement to ...

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Holiday Traffic Increases Philadelphia Auto Accident Risk

November 25, 2010

More Americans hit the highways to visit friends and relatives during the Thanksgiving Day holiday than at any other time during the year. Philadelphians traveling to grandma’s house will be sharing the Pennsylvania Turnpike with an estimated 2.7 million other drivers. Turnpike officials say the 5-day Thanksgiving holiday (Wednesday through Sunday) is the most heavily traveled weekend of the year on the toll road.

With so many drivers on the road, the risk of ending your holiday weekend with a serious ...

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Investor-Driven Personal Injury Litigation: Las Vegas Style Justice?

November 23, 2010

Wall Street is trying to turn a profit on the tragedy of others, complain some Philadelphia personal injury attorneys. Many court-watchers are appalled, charging that Wall Street investors are trying to turn the U.S. justice system into a roulette wheel. Profit-hungry investors — large, national banks, hedge funds and private investors — are ponying up hundreds of millions of dollars to bankroll lawsuits for other people in exchange for a healthy share of any court awards. Medical malpractice lawsuits, high-end ...

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Posted in: Philadelphia Lawyer Commentary

ADHD Increases Risk of Fatal Car Accident for Philadelphia Teen Boys

November 18, 2010

As Philadelphia parents of teen-agers know, the nail-biting starts when you hand over the car keys and doesn’t stop until your teen arrives safely home. The day your son or daughter finally gets his Pennsylvania driver’s license and earns the right to drive solo is a long-awaited rite of passage for Philadelphia teens and a long-dreaded moment for their parents. According to the Philadelphia inquirer, 500 teen-age drivers have died on Pennsylvania highways in the last 5 years. Edith Pearce ...

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Posted in: Car Accidents

U.S.Supreme Court to Hear Worker Discrimination Suits

November 16, 2010

Three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court could result in a precedent-setting verdict with serious ramifications for federal antidiscrimination laws, says Philadelphia employment discrimination attorney, Edith Pearce, Esq.

— A U.S. Army Reservist in Illinois has filed a discrimination suit against the hospital where he worked for 11 years. Vincent Staub claims he was fired because his supervisor resented absences required by his Army Reserve duty, a violation of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act. The hospital says Staub’s military ...

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Posted in: Employment Law

Pennsylvania Industrial Accident Sparks $12.7 Million Jury Award

November 11, 2010

In 2003 an industrial accident severely burned two workers, smelters at Ametek Specialty Metal Products in North Strabane just south of Pittsburg. Explosion of a metal furnace sprayed the two men with molten metal, causing catastrophic burn injuries, forever changing the lives of the men and their families. This week, a Pennsylvania jury awarded the two men $12.7 million compensation for their personal injuries.

Edith A. Pearce notes that serious >industrial accidents are usually triggered by a complex cascade of events. ...

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Posted in: Burn Injury

Another Egg Recall Concerns Philadelphians Preparing for Holiday Feasts

November 9, 2010

Just in time for holiday baking, tainted eggs are back in the Philadelphia news. Sparked by a new outbreak of salmonella, Philadelphia personal injury lawyers note that the most recent egg recall was ordered when regular testing discovered salmonella in a barn at the Central Ohio farm of egg producer Ohio Fresh Eggs. Cal-Maine Foods, the country’s largest egg distributor, recalled 288,000 eggs purchased from the Ohio farm. So far no cases of salmonella poisoning have been linked to this ...

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Posted in: Products Liability

$9M Verdict in Personal Injury Car Accident

November 4, 2010

A California jury this week awarded two women $9 million for severe personal injuries suffered in a 2008 car accident. According to court documents, the truck driver for a Fresno refrigeration equipment company, Hussmann Corp., rear-ended a pickup truck driven by Susan Lutz. The force of the collision propelled Lutz’ truck into the back of a van driven by Clarice Brewer. As a result of the accident, both women sustained severe, life-changing injuries. Learn more here.

Brewer suffered a spinal ...

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Posted in: Car Accidents

How Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers Fight Medical Malpractice

November 2, 2010

In our last post we recounted the terrifying ordeal actor Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberly endured in 2007 when his infant twins nearly died after being administered the wrong medication during a hospital stay. Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys say similar scenarios occur in Philadelphia hospitals and medical facilities across the country every day. Nationally, medical errors kill more than 100,000 people every year and another 90,000 die from infections acquired during hospital stays, according to the U.S. Centers for ...

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice