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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 February 2011


Toyota Issues New Recall for Jammed Gas Pedals

February 24, 2011


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Attorneys at Pearce Law are calling it a bizarre case of deja vu. Toyota Motor Corp. has just announced a recall of 2.17 Toyota and Lexus vehicles sold in the U.S., warning that carpeting and floor mat flaws could jam vehicle gas pedals and result in serious personal injury car accidents. Last month Toyota recalled 1.7 million vehicles, mostly in Japan but including Lexus luxury models sold in the U.S., for defects that could cause fuel leaks. This newest recall ...

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Posted in: Products Liability

Philadelphia Residents at Risk of Slip and Fall Accidents, New Law May Help

February 22, 2011

Thousands of Philadelphia residents walk for leisure or to and from work every day. Millions of pedestrians around the country walk while counting on the safe construction of public and private sidewalks, curbs, and paths. According to Edith A. Pearce curbs and public sidewalks are responsible for some of the many slip and fall accidents that cause personal injury each year.

When it comes to curbs, experts find that height makes a significant difference when it comes to public safety. The ...

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Posted in: Slip & Fall Injury

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Considering Bill to Ban Texting While Driving

February 17, 2011

Hoping to beef up Pennsylvania’s driver safety laws, State Representative Josh Shapiro recently introduced a bill (H.B. 330) that would ban the use of handheld cell phones for talking or texting while operating a motor vehicle on Pennsylvania roadways. If passed, the bill would also prohibit junior drivers from using both hands-free and handheld devices while driving, as well as increase the number of educational hours required to obtain a junior driver’s license and limit the number of passengers in ...

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Posted in: Car Accidents

What Is Being Done to Solve Food Safety Problems in Philadelphia?

February 15, 2011

Today we continue our February 8, 2011 post on food recalls.

A recent recall of salad products in Philadelphia highlighted the increasing personal injury risk posed by contaminated food products in the U.S. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the number of contaminated food incidents has tripled over the past 20 years to 350 incidents annually. Last year, Edith Pearce noted, contaminated salad greens, ground beef and eggs prompted massive food product recalls, caused broad-spread illness and several wrongful ...

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Posted in: Products Liability

5 Killed, Houses Leveled in Pennsylvania Gas Explosion

February 10, 2011

Update: Firefighters now report 5 people killed by the tragic Allentown, PA gas explosion reported below. An 83-year-old gas pipe is being cited as the most likely cause of the Wednesday night explosion and fire.

A natural gas leak is the suspected cause of a deadly explosion and fire in Allentown, Pennsylvania late Wednesday night that killed at least one person and leveled several homes. Numerous people suffered burns and other personal injuries and were transported to the hospital. According to ...

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Listeria Risk Prompts Philadelphia Salad Recall

February 8, 2011

Salad products in Philadelphia and along the East Coast were recently recalled after listeria contamination was discovered in salad greens processed at a State Garden, Inc. facility in Rhode Island. The recall affects prepackaged salads with a use by date of January 15, 2011 that were sold at Wegmans, Giant, Shop & Stop, Shaw’s and other major grocery store chains. Potentially contaminated salads products, packaged both in bags and ready-to-eat plastic clamshells, were sold under the brand names Gold Quality, ...

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Posted in: Products Liability

Drunk Driving on Super Bowl Sunday Drives Up Auto Accident Rate

February 3, 2011

“Fans don’t let fans drive drunk” is the message being advertised by the Pennsylvania Driving Under the Influence Association and other safe driving groups as the countdown to Sunday’s Super Bowl moves into its final hours. As the mash-up between the Pittsburg Steelers and Green Bay Packers nears, football fans from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia are stocking up on beer and nachos in preparation for some major Super Bowl parties. Some fans are planning to gather early and start partying during ...

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Olive Pit Causes Dental Damage, Evokes $150K Personal Injury Lawsuit

February 1, 2011

In what Edith Pearce, Esquire says is one of the more bizarre personal injury cases, an olive pit resulted in a $150,000 personal injury lawsuit against a sandwich maker. What makes the recently-settled case so unusual is that the olive pit was in a sandwich wrap purchased by Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich from a cafeteria in a House of Representatives office building. The Pearce Law attorneys note that the congressman’s experience provides an excellent example of how a seemingly small ...

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Posted in: Uncategorized