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 March 2011

FDA Bans Two Heart-Lung Bypasses for Use in Philadelphia and Across the US

March 31, 2011

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Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation (TCVS) has just signed a consent decree of permanent injunction. Two of the company’s officers, Mark A. Sutter, president and CEO Mark Lincoln Vice President of Quality Assurance and Operations have had to personally sign the decree.

According to reports, the consent decree is being filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the Department of Justice, Office of Consumer Litigation, ...

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New Laws Could Prevent Accidents Due to Driving While Using Handheld Devices in Philadelphia

March 29, 2011

Pennsylvania has no statewide law banning talking or texting on cell phones while driving. Since the late 1990s, a number of such laws have been introduced by Pennsylvania lawmakers without garnering the required support to become law. A 2010 attempt to pass such a law bogged down in political disagreement over infraction penalties. Undaunted, State Representative Josh Shapiro, a strong supporter of a statewide ban on cell phone use and texting while driving has again placed the issue on the ...

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Concussions Can Cause Hidden Injuries When Philadelphia Children Bump Heads

March 22, 2011

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year more than 3.8 Americans, many of them children and teens, sustain concussions during sports competitions, traffic accidents, trips and falls or while playing. Philadelphia personal injury lawyers say that number reflects only reported concussions. Many concussions cause no noticeable change in behavior or health so are shrugged off by coaches, parents and the children themselves as nothing more than a bad bump on the head. Sometimes, Philadelphia personal injury ...

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Posted in: Brain Injury

Complexity of Bus Accident Claims Requires Expertise of Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer

March 17, 2011

The National Transportation Safety Board has joined state investigations into two deadly bus accidents (see our previous post) and have many questioning the safety of the low-fare bus lines that frequently travel between New York City’s Chinatown neighborhood and Philadelphia, as well as other major East Coast cities. Popular discount buses arrive and depart from Chinatown more than 2,000 times a week. Seventeen people were killed in the weekend bus crashes and dozens of passengers suffered serious personal injuries. ...

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Posted in: Bus Accidents

Tour Bus Safety Questioned in Wake of 2 Deadly Accidents

March 15, 2011

In the wake of a horrendous weekend bus crash that killed 15 in New York, a tour bus en route to Philadelphia crashed just after 9 p.m. last night taking the lives of two men, a passenger from Royersford, Pennsylvania and the bus driver. The Pennsylvania tour bus was carrying 43 people including 3 children when it crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike near East Brunswick, ejecting the driver through the front window and instantly killing him. The other man ...

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Posted in: Bus Accidents, Uncategorized

What to Ask When Hiring Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer

March 10, 2011

In our last posts we’ve been discussing when and how to choose a Philadelphia personal injury attorney. Before you hire a Philadelphia personal injury attorney ask the following critical questions:

Do you have experience trying cases like mine? What is your success rate? It is essential that the Philadelphia personal injury attorney you select has considerable experience trying cases that are very similar to your own case. Look for an attorney who has successfully taken cases to trial as opposed to one ...

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When to Hire a Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer

March 8, 2011 help people who are injured by the action or negligent inaction of another person or business or corporation. Anytime you or a loved one suffers a physical, mental or emotional injury at the hands of another party, you should consult a Philadelphia personal injury attorney and request a free case review to ensure that your right to legal representation and compensation are protected.

While their clients concentrate their efforts on recovery, Pearce Law Firm investigate the accident while events and ...

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Posted in: Philadelphia Lawyer Commentary

How to Hire Personal Injury Attorney

March 3, 2011

If you or someone you love is injured in an accident or suffers an injury while using a faulty product, you will want to hire a Edith A. Pearce to represent you. A personal injury lawyer protects your rights, investigates the circumstances of the injury or accident, handles communication with insurance companies and the other party’s attorneys, and works to make sure you are justly compensated for your injuries. An adroit Philadelphia personal injury lawyer will protect all your options ...

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Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer Gets Tough When Insurance Companies Don’t Pay

March 1, 2011

When disaster strikes, Philadelphia consumers expect their insurance company to protect them and their families by paying for medical bills and property damages. After all, that’s why people pay insurance premiums month after month and year after year; to protect themselves, their families, their home, their car and other valuable possessions. In many instances insurance companies do meet their obligations and their policyholders are satisfied. However, too often insurance companies deny a claim when a loss is suffered and fail ...

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Posted in: Insurance Bad Faith