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.

SEPTA Train Accidents at Fern Rock Transportation Center in Philadelphia

October 25, 2017

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On Friday, October 20, 2017, 6 people were injured in a SEPTA bus accident. This collision involved a SEPTA bus and a car in North Philadelphia.

On the same day, over at Fern Rock transportation center, a man was hit and killed by SEPTA train. 6ABC news reports were very vague and we have no idea what caused this death. Was the train at fault? Was the man who was hit walking the tracks? We aren’t sure, so we we won’t ...

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Posted in: Railroad Accident

SEPTA Bus Accident in North Philladelphia October 20 2017

October 25, 2017

On Friday, October 20, 2017, 6 people were injured in a SEPTA bus accident. This collision involved a SEPTA bus and a car in North Philadelphia at the intersection of North 6th and West Berks Street.

Unlike the Norristown SEPTA accident which occurred on August 22, 2017, the injuries sustained in this crash were, thankfully, minor.

According to 6ABC, after the collision, the car which was involved in the bus accident fled the scene.

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Posted in: Bus Accidents

Negligent Security at Philadelphia Hotels

September 15, 2017

If you have been assaulted or injured due to negligent security at a Philadelphia hotel, you will want to speak to a Philadelphia hotel injury lawyer with experience in premises liability.

Negligent security

Whether you’re staying in Center City or visiting from out of town to see all of the great tourist attractions, chances are you will be staying at one of the hotels in Philadelphia. When guests stay at a hotel, they have a reasonable expectation to remain safe while at ...

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Posted in: Uncategorized

Did a DUI driver Really Hit 27 Cars?

August 31, 2017

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, a man was charged with Driving Under the Influence he allegedly hit 27 vehicles with his SUV spanning across two separate neighborhoods in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

According to 6 ABC, before the SUV came to a halt, it could be seen driving down the street crooked on 3 wheels while burning and smoking. In the article, witnesses state that as the SUV drove down the street it broke mirrors, popped tires, scratched and dented cars parked on ...

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Red Light Cameras Reduce Traffic Accidents

November 27, 2013

Government studies estimate that about 800 people are killed each year from running red lights and another 200,000 are injured. In a survey done by Old Dominion University, one out of three people know someone who has been injured or killed in an accident due to red light running. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, about one-half of the people killed are not the violators themselves, but rather innocent drivers or pedestrians passing through the intersection.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Medical Mistakes Can Be Deadly. Do You Need Representation?

November 13, 2013

A personal injury lawyer is often consulted on medical malpractice cases, especially when they result in a fatality. In 2010 a study indicated that about 180,000 people died due to a preventable medical mistakes. Three years later, a new study done by the the Journal of Patient Safety reported the numbers to be much higher, in the 210,000-440,000 range, making it the third-leading cause of death, right below heart disease and cancer.  Patients who suffer from any sort of malpractice ...

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death

Flat Tire Leads to Multi-Vehicle Accident and Life-Threatening Situation

October 22, 2013

According to a NBC news article, a standard flat tire appears to have been the cause of a chain reaction that resulted in four trucks and their passengers being seriously harmed in early August in Philadelphia. The driver of a pickup truck stopped along the side of the highway to repair a flat tire, prompting a tractor-trailer to stop behind him. The tractor-trailer was hit by a third truck, which was followed by a fourth. Two people involved were taken ...

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Posted in: Car Accidents, Truck Accidents

Unexplained Car Crash Leaves Questions and Damage

October 18, 2013

NBC News Philadelphia reports that a woman lost control of her vehicle for unknown reasons in the Wynnefield Heights neighborhood early in the morning on August 3. She proceeded to hit three vehicles before the car came to a stop. Officials arrived onsite and pulled her from the station wagon, which became engulfed in flames just moments later. Luckily, the driver was treated for minor injuries in a local hospital and doesn’t appear to be suffering from any serious conditions.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Driving Under The Influence Can Lead To Harsh Consequences

September 3, 2013

Driving under the influence is one of the most commonly committed crimes in the United States, according to news article. Despite the many programs and organizations devoted to trying to put an end to it, countless drivers are guilty of this reckless act year after year. If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident in which the driver of the other vehicle was operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs, it’s important to seek ...

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Posted in: Car Accidents

MADD Set To Host “Walk Like MADD” Event To Raise Drunk Driving Awareness

August 27, 2013

On September 22, 2013, MADD will host its annual signature event in order to raise awareness and funds in hopes of ending drunk driving and saving lives. The Philadelphia Walk Like MADD 5K will take place at the Philadelphia Zoo. The event registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., with the opening ceremony scheduled for 8:00 a.m., and the walk to follow at 8:30 a.m. Participants can be as young as 14 years old.

MADD’s goal is to end drunk driving and ...

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Posted in: Wrongful Death