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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 June 2011


SEPTA Bus Accident in Kensington Injures Seven Bus Passengers

June 28, 2011


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A Market-Frankford Night Owl bus traveling northbound on Kensington Avenue in Kensington hit a car turning off of Tioga Street on to Kensington Avenue at about 3:15 A.M. Witnesses report the bus ran a red light when it hit the front passenger side of a Honda coupe. Seven passengers were taken to area hospitals by Philadelphia Fire Department medics. Five of the passengers were removed by stretcher. The injuries were not believed to be life threatening. A passenger in the ... Read More

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Pennsylvania Celebrity Dies in Car Crash

June 23, 2011

Ryan Dunn, who is known as an MTV co-star and for having starred in the comedy film “Haggard: The Movie,” passed away in a deadly sports car crash while driving in Pennsylvania last Monday afternoon. Dunn’s car careened off a highway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before bursting into flames, police told reporters.

West Goshen Township Police found Dunn’s 2007 Porsche “fully engulfed in flames” as soon as they arrived at the scene near a wooded area. Dunn and an unknown passenger both ... Read More

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Young Girl Suffers Head and Neck Injuries in Dog Attack, Could Happen in Philadelphia

June 21, 2011

A one-year-old young girl suffered life-threatening injuries to her head and neck after being attacked by a dog just a few weeks ago. Not only was the victim, Eden Baily of Oregon, injured during the attack, reports say her mother Kari Wallace was also injured while saving her daughter from the dog as well. Leading Philadelphia dog bite lawyer Edith Pearce says this story is a warning to parents.

No one seems to have witnessed the initial attack or what may ... Read More

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Cranes Cause Deadly Construction Accidents Near Philadelphia and Worldwide

June 16, 2011

Several crane accidents have occurred near the Philadelphia area over the last decade. This often deadly type of construction accident can affect construction workers working at a job site as well as bystanders around a construction job site.

Modern cranes lift heavy materials at construction sites and are often a necessary part of a construction job, but the recent lack of safety measures taken during crane use have caused this tragic type of construction accident to make front page news all ... Read More

Posted in: Construction Injury

Hospital Negligence Could Cause Sepsis

June 14, 2011

When it comes to Sepsis what you don’t know could really hurt you. Sepsis is a severe illness in which the bloodstream is overwhelmed by bacteria. It is caused by a bacterial infection that can begin anywhere in the body. Since common sites of infection include intravenous lines, surgical wounds, surgical drains, and decubitus ulcers (sites of skin break downs commonly referred to as bedsores), hospital stays can put patients at risk of contracting Sepsis. Sepsis contracted in hospitals is ... Read More

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Could New Bike Lanes in York Pennsylvania Endanger Citizens?

June 9, 2011

The Daily Record characterized a pretty typical Pennsylvanian man in a recent report on the new York bike lanes. Brandon Baldwin, who lives on the 800 block of East Philadelphia Street is a hard working locksmith who is employed a few blocks away from his home at Klepper’s Key Shop.

Technically, one could assume Baldwin, who does own a bike, is the perfect candidate for going green and healthy and biking to work. With the new bike lanes that are being ... Read More

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Young Girl Suffers Fatal Injuries after Falling from Ferris Wheel

June 7, 2011

An extremely tragic possible case of wrongful death occurred last week near Philadelphia. An 11 year old girl fell to her death while riding the Ferris Wheel at Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, New Jersey.

The victim has been identified as 11 year old Abiah Jones of Pleasantville, New Jersey. She was a student at the PleasnTech Academy Charter School and was attending a school class trip to the pier for their annual educational extravaganza during the day of the accident. Jones ... Read More

Posted in: Wrongful Death

Deadly Construction Accident in Philadelphia

June 2, 2011

In January 2011, one Philadelphia area man was injured and another was killed in a deadly construction accident. The two men were working at a job site in Allentown Pennsylvania early on January morning.

Subcontractors Michael Wilson, 20, and his best friend Otis Smothers, 21 were installing electrical conduit into the Linden Street Bridge between Fourth Street and American Parkway during what was supposed to be just another day of usual construction work.

The tragic construction accident occurred around 8:40 a.m. according ... Read More

Posted in: Construction Injury