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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.

Serious Car-Motorcycle Accident Injures Local Woman

July 30, 2013


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According to a local news source, a woman believed to be in her 40s was injured in a serious crash in South Philadelphia in late April. Details of the collision are still unknown, but first responders on the scene found the woman on the roadway with serious injuries. The collision took place between a car and a motorcycle on the 400 block of Oregon Avenue. She was immediately rushed to the nearby Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for emergency ...

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Posted in: Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents

Multiple-Car Accident Injures Woman Driver

July 24, 2013

According to news sources, a 49-year-old female driver was taken to the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in early April after being involved in a multiple-car accident. Local police reported that two moving cars collided with each other and a third vehicle before hitting at least one parked car and flipping over. The accident happened on the commute home from work during rush hour traffic on Lansdowne Avenue and 68th Street in Overbrook, Pennsylvania. Details about the woman’s injuries were not ...

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Neurological Deficits in the NFL

July 16, 2013

According to ABC, over one third of the National Football League’s former players have joined a lawsuit against the league regarding hits to the head and the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury. Lawyer representation and legal professionals from both sides have valid arguments that debate the amount of personal versus professional responsibility when it comes to neurological deficits. As a huge part of football is the physical part of the game, hits to the head are not only commonplace; ...

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Posted in: Brain Injury

Never Too Old to Fall Off Your Bike

July 8, 2013

Some may joke that, at 74 years old, Justice Stephen Breyer may need to put the training wheels back on his bike. News sources report the Supreme Court Justice has been cycling most of his life and suffered three serious accidents in the last 20 years. In 1993, Justice Breyer was hospitalized with broken ribs and a punctured lung when a car hit him while he was riding his bicycle in Harvard Square. In 2011, the justice broke his collarbone ...

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Lower Merion Police Investigate Hit-and-Run

July 2, 2013

NBC reported two children are recovering from minor injuries after being struck by a motor vehicle near the intersection of Lancaster Avenue in Bryn Mawr, Pa., near Philadelphia. While many details are still unclear, the accident is reported to have happened mid-afternoon in late April and was near the local hospital. Lower Merion police stated they are looking into the situation and determining the details of exactly what occurred. Parents of the children are shaken up but thankful the children ...

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Posted in: Car Accidents

The Rate of Motorcycle Accidents Soar; Lawyers Can Help

June 12, 2013

Recently, two auxiliary police officers were charged with official misconduct in the fatal accident of a 31-year-old man from Paterson. The officers are alleged to have sounded their vehicle’s sirens, which led Randolph Waddy to reasonably believe they were making a traffic stop. According to local ordinances, the officers are not allowed to make traffic stops.

Waddy, suspecting he was either being pulled over or in an attempt to get out of the way, hit the rear of a parked car. ...

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Posted in: Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents

A Brain Injury Lawyer Fights For Your Rights

June 4, 2013

In January, the family of former pro football player Junior Seau, who committed suicide last year, hired a brain injury lawyer to sue the NFL, alleging it failed to protect the 20-year veteran defensive player from long-term effects of repeated blows to the head. The Seau suit is among more than 190 like it against the NFL from about 4,000 former players who claim head trauma was a proximate cause of a host of issues including depression, addiction, suicide, and ...

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Posted in: Brain Injury

Slip and fall Accidents: Common Occurrences that Requires An Uncommonly Dedicated Lawyer

May 29, 2013

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one million Americans slip, fall, and suffer injuries yearly. Of those more than 17,000 people die annually because of these injuries. In fact, floors and flooring materials contribute directly to the majority of slip and fall cases yearly, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. They are also the primary cause of work related injuries. Edith Pearce and her team believe these victims should have some legal recourse to ...

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Posted in: Slip & Fall Injury

New Jersey Governor Candidate injured in Car Collision

May 24, 2013

In February New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Barbara Buono, suffered minor injuries when her car was involved in an accident. She was leaving an event and being driven home by an assistant when her driver attempted to turn and collided with an oncoming car. The 59-year-old senator suffered a minor injury to her forehead.

Buono’s injury sheds light on the fact that car accidents and injuries occur in all walks of life. While Senator Buono likely had a team tasked with ...

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Posted in: Car Accidents, Uncategorized

A Skilled Attorney Can Help Recoup Losses Following A Bicycling Accident

April 12, 2013

Bicycling accidents happen more often than you think. It’s moments like these when people need a bicycle accident lawyer. Philadelphia, for instance, is full of children who ride their bikes which increases the potential for numerous accidents. Last month, a 10-year-old local boy from Broomall was found sprawled out unconscious on the side of the road. He was riding his bike when a Buick hit him and sped off, fleeing the scene. The accident was 100 yards from a roadside memorial ...

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Posted in: Uncategorized