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When you are the victim of personal injury, your recovery, well-being, and return to a normal life should be the most important goals of all. You should also expect the attorney who will be fighting for your rights and protecting your future to have these same goals. This is exactly what you will receive should you choose The Pearce Law Firm, Personal Injury and Accident Lawyers P.C. to represent you. We have achieved multi-million dollar settlements for victims and their families who have suffered the tragic results of a severe injury in some of the most complex personal injury litigation cases.

Challenges following an accident include recovering from injuries, missed work, and figuring out how to pay hospital and doctor bills. Trying to deal with insurance companies, handling extensive paperwork, and getting a fair settlement is an overwhelming task for someone already dealing with a serious personal injury. Most individuals are not equipped to deal with these details following a serious accident, and can easily be taken advantage of by insurance companies who want to give you as little as possible. That’s why professional legal help is your best protection.

The Pearce Law Firm P.C. has received the prestigious Super Lawyer & Rising Star awards and the firm has been awarded the highest “AV” rating for legal ability and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell, the nation’s oldest and most respected attorney rating service. Edith Pearce is the founder of the Pearce Law Firm P.C. Unlike other law firms, The Pearce Law Firm is able to offer our clients the personal attention and individualized representation needed to achieve the highest results possible, and Edith Pearce is personally involved in every case the firm handles.

Protection from Insurance Companies

You would think that when you’re injured and in pain, people would be less likely to take advantage of you. Sadly, this isn’t always the case when it comes to insurance companies.

If you are hurt in a slip-and-fall at a grocery store, or break a bone on a construction site, or are injured in a car accident the first thing Insurance Adjustors will do is try to blame you for your own accident. Having an attorney on your side helping you collect evidence and accident reports can prevent them from trying this tactic.

If they can’t pass the responsibility to you, insurance agents may try a few other strategies:

  • Make you wait: They may take their time in processing your claim, all while you face mounting hospital bills and miss weeks at your place of employment.
  • Lowball offers: If they think you’re desperate they may make you a lowball offer hoping you won’t know any better and accept it. An attorney can discuss any offer of settlement with you to determine if it’s a fair proposal.
  • Deny your claim: Insurers can also just reject your claim, even if they know you’re in the right. They may refuse to settle and payout compensation, hoping you won’t take them to court. An attorney can usually convince them that a civil trial is a real possibility if they don’t cooperate and offer you fair compensation.

Compensation

Damages that a personal injury victim and the victim’s family are entitled to recover may include hospital and medical expenses; past and future lost earnings; past and future permanent physical disability, such as a limp, scars, loss of a limb, chronic pain syndrome; emotional distress, such as depression and anxiety; grief and emotional suffering caused by the death of a loved one; loss of love and companionship caused by the serious injury or death of a loved one; damage or destruction of property; physical pain and suffering; and loss of enjoyment of life.

To protect your legal rights following a serious personal injury or death due to an accident, it is wise to consult a personal injury law firm with experience in these matters as soon as possible. Within the first week, important physical evidence can be lost, and witnesses may become hard to find.

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Can Help With

A busy place like Philadelphia offers a lot to do and see, but there are also a number of ways your safety can be threatened as you drive, ride, work, or shop around the city.

At the Pearce Law Firm P.C. we have handled cases of premises liability for victims. This includes cases involving slip-and-fall injuries at stores and other public places. Our attorneys have defended clients who have been hurt by unsafe appliances and other dangerous products.

We have protected the rights of victims with severe injuries in vehicle collisions. We have represented families in wrongful death cases after they’ve lost loved ones in car and motorcycle accidents or workplace tragedies.

Here is some additional information on some of the types of cases we take on:

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Premises Liability?

Property owners who invite the public onto their land or into their business are required to provide a safe and reasonably hazard-free trip. This falls under the legal concept of premises liability. A trip-and-fall accident at a Target or Walmart or a slip on ice in a gas station parking lot can all be the proprietor’s responsibility. Apartment building owners and operators can be held liable if you are injured on their property. If property owners knew about a problem or reasonably should have known and didn’t fix it and you get hurt, they can be held liable for the costs of your recovery.

Can I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit without an Attorney?

Yes, but in many cases you can receive a larger settlement with the help of a lawyer.

An attorney can make sure the person or company to blame for your accident and their insurance provides everything you’ll need in the present and in the future. A general claim may get hospital bills you’ve collected since the accident paid for, but what about down the road? What if you require another surgery a year from now? What if rehab and medical equipment are needed for the rest of your life? An attorney can make sure these hardships and more are covered in a civil lawsuit.  Attorneys can also make sure insurance agents don’t try to act in bad faith, delaying the compensation you need unnecessarily or denying your fair claim. Hiring a lawyer that sues insurance companies can provide numerous benefits for individuals who have been injured due to the negligence or wrongdoing of others.

Learn more about obtaining a Cheltenham Township police report and ff the police report wasn’t filed, learn how to file a police report in Pennsylvania.

 

What kind of damages can I sue for?

A claim for damages can ask for help paying for medical bills, ambulance fees, and physical therapy as long as it is required.  The money you spend traveling to medical appointments can also be charged to the at-fault driver’s insurance company. If you miss time at work, your lost hours can also be compensated, including paychecks you’re expected to miss in the weeks to come. Physical and emotional suffering endured throughout this difficult period can also be factored into a settlement.

Contact Philadelphia’s Personal Injury Attorneys

You may wonder how Edith Pearce of the Pearce Law Firm knows the tricks of the trade Insurance Companies try on injury victims. Her inside knowledge comes from spending over 10 years working as a lawyer for an insurance company and defense firm. Having worked for years for an insurance company and for an accident defense firm, Philadelphia personal injury lawyer Edith Pearce uses her expert knowledge from inside the industry to help you recover expenses, replace income and make sure that your losses, your pain and suffering, your property damage and your injuries are adequately compensated.

Now she concentrates her practice on protecting the rights of injured victims around the area. Having grown up in the Philadelphia suburbs, graduating from Villanova University and Temple Law School, Edith is a true “Philadelphia lawyer.”  Edith Pearce has been practicing law for over 25 years and is a well-known legal expert who has appeared on various television programs, including ABC, CN8, NBC 10 News, and Fox 29 News.

Edith Pearce, an experienced Philadelphia personal injury lawyer, and her team will thoroughly investigate the accident and work diligently to either arrive at a settlement or proceed to trial to obtain full and fair compensation.  If you are injured due to the negligence of others anywhere in Philadelphia or the surrounding areas of Pennsylvania or New Jersey please contact the best lawyers in Philadelphia at The Pearce Law Firm, Personal Injury and Accident Lawyers P.C. to schedule your free consultation to ensure you get the compensation you will need to get your life and freedom back. Learn more on Ways to Prevent Accidents at Home.

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident in Radnor, PA, and need a copy of your Radnor police report (or elsewhere in PA or NJ) or other essential documents, contact us to request a free consultation.

 

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