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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 December 2010


Pocono Ski Resorts on Alert after Ski Lift Accident in Maine

December 30, 2010


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Tuesday’s chair lift accident at Maine’s popular Sugarloaf ski resort injured a number of people, including several children. Eight people — 5 adults and 3 children — were injured seriously enough to be transported to a local hospital when the chair lift derailed. One of the injured was air-lifted to Maine Medical Center in Portland. The Pearce Law Firm noted that accidents involving severe jolts and falls can result in serious back and neck injuries.

When the derailment occurred, ranks of ... Read More

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Vicious Snow Storm Results in Dozens of Philadelphia Car Accidents

December 28, 2010

Winter arrived with a vengeance Sunday, burying Philadelphia in 12.4 inches of snow while many surrounding areas received only a relatively minor dusting of 2 to 4 inches of snow. Even in areas without heavy snowfall, ice made Pennsylvania road conditions dangerously slippery, resulting in dozens of motor vehicle accidents. Thepearcelawfirm.com noted that multi-car accidents were common as cars lost traction and skidded into each other on icy Philadelphia streets. On the Pennsylvania Turnpike, strong winds caused dangerous whiteouts and ... Read More

Posted in: Car Accidents

Ho Ho Humbug! Philadelphia Holiday Lights May Contain High Lead Levels

December 23, 2010

The Grinch appears to be alive and well this Christmas, Edith A. Pearce warns. A new study shows that the majority of holiday light strands sold in Philadelphia and across the U.S. may contain more lead than federal product safety standards permit in children’s products. That’s not news Philadelphia parents want to hear after decorating their homes and Christmas trees with holiday lights.

In a study of 68 holiday lights sold under popular brand names in Philadelphia stores, researchers found that ... Read More

Posted in: Products Liability

Lithium Batteries in Toys Endanger Philadelphia Children

December 21, 2010

Children love toys that light up, make noise, play music or move. As every Philadelphia parent knows, noisy motion toys are the first to attract the attention of children on Christmas morning, particularly very young children. When Christmas shopping for their children, Philly parents understand the importance of buying age-appropriate toys and know to watch out for small parts that can present a choking hazard when they. But tiny toy pieces aren’t the only hazard that may be lurking under ... Read More

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Government Bans Dangerous Drop-Side Cribs

December 16, 2010

After 32 tragic deaths and years of lobbying by heart-sick parents and consumer advocates, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission yesterday banned the manufacture, sale and resale of drop-side cribs. In the past decade, 32 infants and toddlers in Philadelphia and across the country have been tragically suffocated or strangled to death in drop-side crib accidents. These cribs are also implicated in the entrapment deaths of another 14 children. The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. urge parents of young children to ... Read More

Posted in: Products Liability

Philadelphia Auto Accidents Rise as First Winter Storm Hits

December 14, 2010

The first blast of winter brought snow showers, freezing rain, plummeting temperatures and icy roads to Pennsylvania as the first major winter storm blew out of the Midwest toward the Atlantic coast. While Philadelphia was spared the worst brunt of the storm, abnormally cold temperatures and blowing winds made roadway conditions icy and treacherous. From Pittsburgh to Waynesboro, blowing snow and dangerous ice closed roads and sent auto accident reports skyrocketing. Nearly 60 storm-related traffic accidents were reported to the ... Read More

Posted in: Car Accidents

Chewing Tobacco Firm Settles Wrongful Death Claim for $5 Million

December 9, 2010

A $5 million settlement is expected unleash a flood of wrongful death lawsuits against the makers of chewing tobacco, say experienced Philadelphia personal injury attorneys. This week, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. agreed to pay a $5 million settlement award to the family of a North Carolina man who died of mouth cancer in 2003. A tobacco chewer from the age of 13, Bobby Hill of Canton, NC was 42 when he died of cancer of the tongue. Hill’s wife filed ... Read More

Posted in: Products Liability

Young Philadelphia Man Pleads Guilty in Tragic Accident Case

December 7, 2010

In an extremely tragic Pennsylvania accident case that has recently come to trial, two young girls were sadly killed while riding in the car of a teenage acquaintance.

Driver Thomas Kocon was driving his SUV about 35 miles northwest of Philadelphia when it flipped over on Route 100 in December of 2009. Kocon, of North Coventry Township, was only 18 years old at the time of the crash.

The many young passengers in the vehicle at the time suffered unfortunate fates. Sixteen-year-old ... Read More

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Hip Replacement Recall Could Stick Philadelphia Patients with More Bills

December 2, 2010

Despite the fact that Johnson & Johnson, maker of the faulty DuPuy replacement hip, has recalled 93,000 DuPuy ASR hip implants and admitted that its hip implant is a “bad product,” Philadelphia patients could get stuck paying the bill to correct the problem, warns Edith A. Pearce. More than 300 hip replacement patients in Philadelphia and across the U.S. have complained to Johnson & Johnson about severe pain and difficulty walking, sitting and standing following recovery from hip replacement surgery ... Read More

Posted in: Products Liability