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Our Blog aims to inform Philadelphia Accident and Personal Injury victims about the law so they can have a better chance of maximizing their case results. The Heslin Law Firm goes the extra mile to provide in-depth free information. Generally, our blog will cover auto accidents, specific types of personal injury that occur, workers compensation, slip and fall accidents, and more. By providing this information for clients in Philadelphia, we hope fewer people will be a subject of misinformation of lack thereof. Make the wrongdoers accountable. Be informed and get over your personal injury with the financial compensation you deserve.

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4 Steps to Take After a Slip or Fall Accident

In last week's post, we told you about how to avoid injuries while walking in slippery conditions. Although following these tips will go a long way in preventing slip and fall accidents, there is always a chance that you could still be affected by one even if you're very careful. Therefore, it's important to know Read More

Category: Bucks County, Slip And Fall

How to Avoid Injuries While Walking in Slippery Conditions

Perhaps one of the most dangerous aspects of winter is walking in snow and ice. Luckily, there are many easy steps you can take to lower your chances of falling on slippery surfaces such as parking lots and sidewalks. Here are a few suggestions from our slip and fall attorney in Bucks County: Invest in Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Slip And Fall

4 Bad Driving Habits to Avoid This Winter

During the wintertime when roads tend to be slick, it's important to exercise extreme caution while driving. Otherwise, you may end up causing damage to another vehicle or, even worse, injuring yourself or another party. To limit your chances of being involved in a crash, our auto accident lawyer in Bucks County recommends avoiding the Read More

Category: Auto Accidents, Bucks County, Driving Tips

5 Tips for Staying Safe on New Year’s Eve

New Year's Eve is an opportunity to let loose and have fun with friends and family. Still, it's important to keep safety in mind when devising your plans for the night. As you ring in 2017, our personal injury lawyer in Bucks County recommends following these tips to keep yourself and those around you out Read More

Category: Bucks County, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury

Why Should I Shovel My Sidewalk?

When a snowstorm hits, you may not feel like going out in the cold to shovel the sidewalk in front of your house. After all, snow removal can be a time-consuming and physically taxing job. Still, it's in your best interest to get out there and clear the snow from your property's walkways or hire Read More

Category: Bucks County, Slip And Fall

5 Tips for Avoiding Accidents While Driving in Icy Conditions

It goes without saying that driving in icy conditions can be extremely hazardous. With this in mind, our Bucks County auto accident attorney would like to give you some refreshers on how to limit your risk of sliding into another vehicle or off of the road when driving on slick roads: Increase your following distance – When Read More

Category: Auto Accidents, Bucks County, Driving Tips, Winter Safety

5 Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating

Now that December is here, it's officially time to start gearing up for the holidays! For many, this means decking out the house with lights, wreaths and other festive décor. While this is a fun activity for the whole family, it can easily result in injuries if you don't make safety a priority. In fact Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County

4 Ways to Keep Kids Safe on Snow Days

There are a variety of fun activities in which kids can participate when it snows in the wintertime – snowman building, sledding and snowboarding are just a few of them. However, these popular snow day pastimes can end disastrously if certain safety precautions are not taken. To keep your children free of injuries while they Read More

Category: Bucks County, Injury Lawyer

What to Do When You’re Stranded in a Snowstorm

Winter is right around the corner–do you know what to do if your vehicle gets stuck while you're driving in snow or other wintry weather? Today, our Bucks County severe injury lawyer is here to give you some tips: Remain calm – When you're in a stressful and difficult situation, it's important to stay level-headed Read More

Category: Bucks County, Severe Injury, Winter Safety

How to Minimize Your Risk of Vehicle-Wildlife Collisions

According to DMV.org, approximately 200 motorists die each year in the United States as a result of car-wildlife collisions. Now that the clocks have fallen back and the sun sets an hour earlier, the chances of encountering wildlife while driving are higher than ever. So what can you do to prevent your vehicle from coming into Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County

Watch Out for These 4 Autumn Slip & Fall Hazards

With beautiful changing leaves and exciting holidays, autumn is undoubtedly an enjoyable season. Still, it involves quite a few dangers that can make slip and fall accidents more likely. To help you avoid an injury this season, our slip and fall lawyer in Bucks County would like to remind you to look out for these Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Slip And Fall

5 Best Practices to Prevent Distracted Driving

Whether you're 16 or 60, driving while distracted is extremely dangerous for yourself, your passengers and others on the road. To help you stay safe and focused while behind the wheel, here are a few tips for preventing distracted driving: Set your GPS while stationary. Not sure how to get to your destination? Enter the Read More

Category: Auto Accidents, Driving Tips

How To Stay Safe As a Philadelphia Pedestrian

Despite recent efforts to improve pedestrian safety in Philadelphia, the number of pedestrians hit by vehicles in the city remains extremely high at more than 1,700 per year. Clearly, this is a major issue that the citizens, government and road planners of Philadelphia need to work together to solve. Part of the solution is for Read More

Category: Injury Lawyer, Philadelphia

4 Smart Safety Tips for Fall Sports Players

Staying active throughout the autumn and winter is great for a child's health; however, this positive benefit can be counteracted by injuries if proper safety precautions are not taken. Young athletes are especially susceptible to being injured while playing fall sports at school –according to Safe Kids Worldwide, approximately 1.35 million children require fast medical Read More

Category: Bucks County, School Injury Lawyer

4 Tips for a Safe & Happy Halloween

Now that it's officially October, it's time to start preparing for Halloween! Whether you're planning to take your kids trick-or-treating, attend a party or stay at home on October 31st, keep these Halloween safety tips in mind: See and be seen. While out and about on Halloween (and any night during the autumn), be sure Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County

What to Know About Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can happen in many different ways, but they're most commonly caused by major trauma during a car accident or a fall. No matter what the cause, these injuries are usually severe and life-altering. Therefore, it's essential to seek medical attention right away if you suspect that you may have a spinal cord Read More

Category: Bucks County, Spinal Cord Injuries

How to Safely Ride Your Bike in the Autumn

Riding a bicycle is an inexpensive and efficient way to get from Point A to Point B. But as autumn begins and the days get shorter, biking becomes more hazardous. To minimize your risk of getting hurt while riding your bike this fall, our Bucks County bike injury lawyer suggests following these tips: Check your Read More

Category: Bike Injury, Bucks County

4 Essential Home Maintenance Safety Tips for Autumn

As the leaves begin to change color and fall from the trees, chances are you'll be out in your yard picking them up and completing other tasks to get your property ready for fall and winter. While doing so, it's important to take a few safety precautions to ensure that your fall home maintenance routine Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County

5 Easy Ways to Prevent Workplace Slips & Falls

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, slip and fall incidents lead to approximately 95 million lost work days each year. Ironically enough, many of these slip and fall cases occur on the job! So what can you do to reduce your chance of being a victim of a workplace accident? Start by following these prevention Read More

Category: Bucks County, Work Injury

4 Back to School Driving Safety Tips

It's the end of August, which means the kids are going back to school here in Bucks County. With school buses, students on bikes and frazzled parents out on the road in the morning and afternoon, things can get a little bit hectic. In turn, it's important to pay extra attention while behind the wheel Read More

Category: Auto Accidents

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