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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 August 2011


Car Accidents May Cause More Than Vehicular Damage

August 30, 2011


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The facts are unfolding in a deadly car crash that took place in the Philadelphia area recently. A Chrysler slammed into a parked minivan and eventually into a home in Upper Moreland, Pennsylvania during early morning hours. The crash set off an explosive fire that completely destroyed the Upper Moreland home.

The driver in the crash has been identified by authorities as Laura Stevens, 26, of Philadelphia. Laura Stevens died of the severe burns and smoke inhalation she during the accident. ...

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Man Suffers Severe Injuries at Philadelphia Bar

August 30, 2011

Philadelphia can be a great city for a night out, but sadly, Philadelphia bars and night clubs have become known for bar fights and rowdiness in recent years. Several Philadelphia bar patrons have suffered severe personal injuries while trying to enjoy a fun night out.

Just a few years ago, in Fall of 2008, victim Dean Bowser became severely injured while attending a Halloween party at the Field House Bar and Restaurant in Philadelphia. Just a day after the Phillies World ...

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Philadelphia Police Officer Injured during Domestic Disturbance Call

August 27, 2011

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A Philadelphia police officer suffered from injury last week after facilitating the arrest of two alleged criminals in Sanatoga, Pennsylvania. Sanatoga officer James McCue suffered the injury while attempting to make the arrest of Skaeya Dodd, 22, of Sanatoga, and Gregg N. McElveen, 20, of Philadelphia.

McCue had to respond responded to a domestic disturbance call from the Rolling Hills apartments in the early ...

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Bensalem Pennsylvania Manager Arrested for Indecent Assault

August 26, 2011

Clearly, some young women who worked at Popeye’s Chicken may be in need of a Sexual Assault Attorney in Philadelphia. A former manager at a Pennsylvania fast food restaurant was arrested this week on indecent assault charges. Eduardo Tomasek, who worked as manager of the Popeye’s Chicken on Street Road in Bensalem has been accused of fondling at least three female employees while they were working at the restaurant. All of Tomasek’s alleged assault victims are minors.

Fifty year old Eduardo ...

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Posted in: Sexual Harassment

Another Tragic Carnival Ride Accident in Philadelphia

August 25, 2011

A little girl was injured on a carnival ride two summers ago during the Scottdale Firemen’s Fair. Now, her family is suing the operator of the amusement ride, claiming it was unsafe from the start.

Brittany Mongell, who was 11-years-old at the time of the accident, suffered an electrical shock for 10 seconds when she put her hand on a rail bordering the ride. This statement was taken from a Pennsylvania lawsuit filed last week in Westmoreland County common Pleas Court.

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Philadelphia Distracted Driving Increases Rate of Auto Accidents

August 24, 2011

Earlier this week an Ohio driver reaching for his cell phone drifted across three lanes of traffic on I-71 before crashing into another car and killing its 19-year-old driver. Philadelphia personal injury attorneys say the same horrific scenario plays out on highways in Pennsylvania and across the country every week. In a recent Consumer Reports survey, 30% of drivers under 30 admitted to texting while driving. The national debate on distracted driving and texting in particular has even hit the ...

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Posted in: Car Accidents

W.A.T.C.H. Names this Year’s 10 Most Dangerous Toys

August 24, 2011

As highlighted in a recent MSNBC report, Boston based watchdog group World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.A.T.C.H) has just released its annual report on the ten most dangerous children’s toys in an effort to protect Philadelphia children and children around the world this holiday season. The group has been publishing the list each year since 1973 and has also been instrumental in eventually getting several dangerous children’s products removed from store shelves.

The toys on the current list are all still ...

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Another Child Injured on Philadelphia Area Amusement Ride

August 23, 2011

Five people were injured last weekend on a ride a New Jersey beach front Amusement park. The accident occurred just ten weeks after Abiah Jones, an 11-year-old girl from Philadelphia, was killed after falling from the Giant Wheel at Morey’s Pier in Wildwood, NJ.

Police were called to mariner’s Landing in response to a “partial ride collapse” at around 9:15 p.m. on Friday August 19th. Police arrived to an eerie scene. The entire center mast of the Sea Dragon ride had ...

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Another Tragic Bus Accident Occurs in Philadelphia

August 18, 2011

Another tragic bus accident has occurred in the Philadelphia area. A Greyhound bus overturned on a central Pennsylvania highway causing 14 people severe injuries.

An investigation into the last weekend’s crash appears to reveal that the crash was caused by driver error. The accident happened around 6 a.m. last Saturday near the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Lebanon-Lancaster exit. There were eighteen passengers aboard the bus at the time. Fortunately, the fourteen passengers who were injured were treated for their injuries and have now ...

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Philadelphia area Slip and Fall Accident is One of Two this Week

August 16, 2011

Two tragic slip and fall accidents occurred throughout the country last week. In Bushkill, PA an unidentified victim fell from a steep embankment in a Pocono Mountain nature park.

According to police reports, the victim and a friend were walking off the marked trails at Bushkill falls when the victim lost his footing and fell into the falls at around 2:30 p.m. last Saturday. Sadly, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Bushkill Falls, just 80 miles north ...

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