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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 September 2011


Philadelphia Injuries getting Lawmakers Attention

September 29, 2011


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It is not surprising that injuries and accidents happen throughout Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia area every day. When injuries that could have been prevented are sustained, however, it is always time to give policies and practices a second look. This week in Philadelphia makes it clear that city and state officials are giving and have given that second look to some of the things that are going on in the area.

In the wake of a report that a woman broke ... Read More

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Philadelphia Area School Bus Accident Injures Boy Almost One Year Ago Today

September 27, 2011

It was almost one year ago that a terrifying school bus accident left one young Pennsylvania boy injured. On October 27th, 2010, police were called to the scene in Nazareth, Pennsylvania after a 16-year-old student was struck by a school bus in the quiet eastern Pennsylvania town.

Officers from the Colonial Regional police department identified the victim as Bradley Smith and say that the boy was thrown about 30 feet when he was hit by a school bus around 7:45 a.m. ... Read More

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Philadelphia Coach Faces Sexual Assault Charges

September 22, 2011

Sexual assault charges were filed against a Philadelphia area high school basketball coach just this past Tuesday. Coach Louis Spadiccini, who worked at the Neumann-Goretti High School in Philadelphia, was taken into police custody on Tuesday afternoon at around 9:45 according to a source with the District Attorney’s office.

Spadiccini, 37, is facing serious assault charges including involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, endangering the welfare of a child, simple assault, reap, indecent assault, furnishing alcohol to a ... Read More

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Construction Accident in Urban Area like Philadelphia Reportedly Injures 11 People

September 20, 2011

Construction in crowded cities and urban outskirts is never with risks. Scaffolding accidents are one of the most common types of construction accidents that occur around Philadelphia and across the country. These types of accidents have injured hundreds of people and can even be deadly.

Just a few days ago a large scaffolding collapse closed one of the busiest border crossing areas in the country. The accident was so large scale that it caused 24 vehicle lanes that served as roadways ... Read More

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Three Dangerous Toys that May have Harmed Philadelphia Children

September 15, 2011

Around the holidays or any time of year, parents and caretakers should always bear in mind that not all children’s toys are created equal, or safe for that matter. In fact, some toys can be extremely dangerous for children. Throughout the years several toys have been allowed for sale and were later proven to cause injury or harm to children. The following is just a small sample of such toys.

Hasbro’s Easy Bake Oven

Although Hasbro has recently changed the make-up of ... Read More

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Tragic Crash Kills Young Members of Tour Group Traveling from Philadelphia

September 13, 2011

Just a few years ago, five members of the Philadelphia area and Indian-American community were killed in a car crash in Erie County Pennsylvania. The friends were headed north to visit Niagara Falls in New York when a tragic car crash occurred.

A minivan riding along the same roadway spun out of control in West Springfield, Ohio, just above the Pennsylvania-Ohio border on the Saturday morning of the crash. According to reports, the minivan collided into the car of the victims ... Read More

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Dangerous Flood Waters Blamed for at least one Philadelphia Area Death

September 8, 2011

Last week, during the last weeks in August 2011, hurricane Irene pummeled the east coast with high wind speeds and heavy rain. The city of Philadelphia saw street, residential, and business flooding like they had not seen in several years. Although some flood water related deaths occurred along the east coast last week, fortunately Philadelphia residents seemed to be mostly spared, left with only the inconvenience and financial woes of clean up.

This week, Tropical Storm Lee took Pennsylvania, New Jersey, ... Read More

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Philadelphia Residents are Urged to Use Caution When Buying Toy Gifts This Holiday Season

September 6, 2011

With the holiday gift buying season soon approaching, it is important for Philadelphia residents and parents across the country to remember to practice safe and informed gift giving. Remember that toys with small ingestible parts should never be given when the child’s ability to play with the toy properly is in question.

Reading the labels on packaging can help, but since all children develop at their own rates, it is important to use personal judgment when buying toys as gifts. Sadly, ... Read More

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Philadelphia Area Man Injured in Construction Scaffolding Accident

September 1, 2011

A Philadelphia area construction worker was injured last month in an accident involving scaffolding. According to police the worker suffered serious injuries after falling at least 15 feet.

The construction injury victim has been identified as a 30 year old Moorestown resident but his name has not yet been released to the public. The victim was working on new construction near Paul Robeson Place near Palmer Square in Princeton, New Jersey when he fell at around 2:15 p.m. on Monday July ... Read More

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