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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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5 Essential Bounce House Safety Rules to Prevent Child Injuries

Jumping around in an inflatable bounce house is a super fun activity for children of all ages. However, the merriment can quickly be ruined by an injury if proper safety precautions aren't taken when setting up and using the bounce house. Whether you purchase your own backyard bounce house or your family attends an event Read More

Category: Bucks County, Child Injury, Concussion Injury, Injury Lawyer, Safety Tips

Common River & Stream Hazards to Put on Your Radar

On hot summer days, taking a trip to a river or stream is a tranquil and inexpensive way to cool off. However, even shallow, calm waters can hold unexpected dangers. Therefore, it's important to be highly cautious when in or near rivers and streams. Whether you're taking a dip, tubing, or simply hiking close to Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Drowning Attorney, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Safety Tips, Slip And Fall

5 Ways to Prevent Road Trip Accidents

Piling family and friends into the car and heading to the beach or some other vacation destination is one of the most beloved activities of summer. But it's easy to get caught up in the excitement of the trip and forget to concentrate on safety when packing up the car and hitting the road. To Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Auto Accidents, Bucks County, Car Accidents, Driving Tips, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Safety Tips

Hot Tub & Spa Safety Tips for All Ages

Whether you're in your backyard, on a cruise ship, or at the gym, taking a dip in a spa or hot tub is a wonderful way to unwind and relieve stress. Unfortunately, people often forget that hot tubs can pose a serious injury risk. According to the Nationwide Children's Hospital, more than 6,600 people were Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Drowning Attorney, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Safety Tips

4 Steps to Preventing Playground Accidents

Taking your kids to the local playground during the summer is a great way to help them stay active and social while school's out. However, it's important to keep in mind that the playground can be a dangerous place for children. As reported by the CDC, more than 200,000 children ages 14 and under are Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Child Injury, Injury, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Safety Tips, Slip And Fall, Wrongful Death

4 Critical Tips for Slip’N Slide & Kiddie Pool Safety

On scorching summer days, one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to entertain and cool off your family is to set up a Slip'N Slide or a kiddie pool in your backyard. But just like any activity that involves water, these popular summer pastimes can be highly dangerous if proper safety procedures are not Read More

Category: Bucks County, Child Injury, Injury Lawyer, Severe Injury, Spinal Cord Injuries, Swimming Pool Injury

Choosing a Safe Summer Camp for Your Kids

Going away to summer camp is a valuable experience for children – it allows them to socialize with other kids, try out new activities, learn outdoor survival skills and much more. On the other hand, camp can be a hazardous place full of injury risks if children are not properly supervised by trained staff and Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Child Injury, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury

Water Park Drowning Hazards & How to Avoid Them

Taking a family trip to the water park is one of the best ways to cool off and have fun on a scorching summer day. However, just like any activity that involves water, spending time on and near water-based attractions presents a drowning risk, especially for young children and those who cannot swim. From water Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Drowning Attorney, Injury, Injury Lawyer, Safety Tips, Wrongful Death

4 Ways to Prevent Child Injuries When Mowing the Lawn

In order to keep your yard from turning into a jungle, running the lawnmower every few weeks is essential in the summertime. As you settle into your lawn-mowing routine this summer, it's important to refresh your memory on proper lawnmower safety procedures to prevent injuries to yourself and others. We urge you to be especially Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Child Injury, Injury Lawyer, Safety Tips

Dangers of Jet Skiing and How to Avoid Them

If you've ever been on a jet ski, then you know firsthand that it's one of the most thrilling warm-weather pastimes. Feeling the cool water splash onto your arms as you skim across the waves in your local lake on a hot summer day is a sensation unlike any other! Still, it's not all fun Read More

Category: Bucks County, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

Our Top 5 Tips for Accident-Free RV Driving

An RV is the ultimate vehicle for camping trips with family and friends. After all, it provides a place for you to sleep, eat and hang out! However, when buying or renting an RV, many people fail to realize that these vehicles are a bit more difficult to operate than regular cars. With this in Read More

Category: Bucks County, Driving Tips, Motor Vehicle Accidents

5 Tips for a Fun & Safe Memorial Day

In addition to being a day to honor those who have died serving in the U.S. military, Memorial Day is also an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful springtime weather with friends and family. However, a fun and relaxing gathering can quickly turn disastrous if proper safety precautions aren't taken. Whether you celebrate Memorial Day with Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Severe Injury

4 Tips for Making Your Private Swimming Pool Safer

  If you have a swimming pool in your yard, chances are you're planning to open it within the next few weeks in preparation for the upcoming hot weather. In addition to doing the usual pool preparation tasks, such as testing the water and shocking the pool, you should also take some time to think Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Safety Tips, Swimming Pool Injury

4 Motorcycle Safety Precautions Every Springtime Rider Should Take

Now that temperatures are starting to rise here in Bucks County, many people are choosing to travel by motorcycle to take advantage of the warm air. If you decide to join the club, it's important to follow a few motorcycle safety procedures to keep yourself and others on the road out of harm's way. Here's Read More

Category: Bucks County, Driving Tips, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Safety Tips

Safe Gardening Tips for Senior Citizens

  According to HealthGrove, an average of 73,825 injuries occur each year as a result of accidents involving garden tools, a figure excluding injuries from lawnmowers! Furthermore, the vast majority of gardening accidents affect people over the age of 64. With this in mind, our Bucks County accident attorney would like to suggest some tips for avoiding Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Injury Lawyer

4 Boating Safety Tips for Spring

Sunny spring days are here again, and for many, that means taking the boat out of storage and going sailing. While boating is usually a fun and relaxing activity, it has the potential to turn disastrous in a matter of seconds whether you're boating on a lake or an ocean. To avoid getting into a Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Drowning Attorney

5 Essential Construction Site Safety Tips for Rainy Spring Days

Working in construction is a dangerous job any day of the year, but it's especially risky during the springtime when temperatures are unpredictable and frequent rainstorms create slippery conditions. Therefore, if you're on a construction crew, it's important to make a conscious effort to avoid spring safety hazards. To help you do so, here are Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Safety Tips, Work Injury, Work Safety

Dog Bite Prevention Tips for Dog Owners and Parents

This week, April 9-15, is National Dog Bite Prevention Week, an annual event which aims to inform the public on how to avoid dog bites. Here at the Heslin Law Firm, we think this is an important topic to talk about, as our Bucks County dog bite injury lawyer sees the horrible effects of dog bites up Read More

Category: Bucks County, Child Injury, Dog Bites, Injury Lawyer

5 Driving Safety Tips for Rainy April Days

According to the Federal Highway Administration, over 1.2 million weather-related car accidents occur each year. Of these crashes, 46% happen when it is raining and 73% happen when pavement is wet. With these statistics in mind, our Bucks County car accident attorney encourages you to refresh your memory on how to drive safely when April Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Auto Accidents, Bucks County, Car Accidents, Driving Tips, Injury, Injury Lawyer

What To Do After a Taxi Cab Accident

Whether you're going out for drinks or you need a ride to the airport, taxis and ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft are a convenient way to get around when you don't want to drive yourself. Still, when you get into a cab, you put another driver in charge of your safety. And just Read More

Category: Bucks County, Taxi Cab Attorney, Taxi Cab Injury

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