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 December 2012

City Officials in Beaver Falls Consider Banning Dogs

December 21, 2012

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Concern for human health and safety may soon trump the right to own a dog in at least one Pennsylvania community.  City officials in Beaver Falls are considering a ban on dogs in one downtown business district.  They cite the problems that arise when owners tie dogs, particularly notorious breeds like Pit bulls and Rottweilers, to parking meters along the street.  The city may have the right idea given that the Americans with Disabilities Act requires that a sidewalk have at least three ...

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Helmet Usage Has Increased Twenty Percent

December 14, 2012

Increased efforts to protect motorcyclists are leading to safer roadways.  Statistics from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration indicate that helmet usage has increased nearly twenty percent from 2004 to 2009.  Even as motorcyclists themselves appear to be taking action to prevent injuries on the road, other motorists must also be alert and attentive to the bikers around them.  This is especially true in Pennsylvania, which has not required motorcyclists to wear helmets since 2003.

A recent hit and run in Pennsylvania led to ...

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Construction Worker Killed On-Site by Backhoe

December 10, 2012

A tragedy has emerged out of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Edward M. (Ed) Haines, 51, a mechanic was killed when he was called to service a backhoe in an eastern Pennsylvania worksite. While working on the backhoe, he became trapped underneath it and the backhoe ran over him. The machinery was not on a jack at the time, and authorities are continuing to investigate what went wrong. The site was being used for storage, and officials of Ray Gonzales Trucking Company, who ...

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Posted in: Construction Injury