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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 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

4 Free Apps That Will Help You Drive More Safely

According to the National Safety Council, drivers using a cell phone while behind the wheel cause approximately 1.6 million car crashes each year. This alarming statistic begs the question: What can we possibly do to discourage citizens from being distracted by their mobile devices while driving? Believe it or not, part of the answer may Read More

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

4 Tips for Avoiding Auto Accidents During Daylight Saving Time

According to a research study done at the University of Colorado at Boulder, traffic fatalities increase by up to 17 percent during the week after the time changes in the spring for Daylight Saving Time. You may find it hard to believe that the clocks springing ahead by one hour could have such a dramatic Read More

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

What to Do When You Encounter a Drunk Driver

Picture this: You're driving home after a long day of work and suddenly, the driver in front of you starts to go into the wrong lane, run through red lights or drive off of the road. You come to the conclusion that the motorist is probably driving under the influence of alcohol. What should you Read More

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

6 Smart Safety Tips for Winter Bike Riding

When winter arrives, some bicyclists decide to retire their bikes to the garage or basement until spring. However, there are many people who continue riding, whether it's out of necessity or a desire to stay active during the cold season. Either way, if you choose to ride a bicycle during winter, our Bucks County bike injury Read More

Category: Bicycle Injury, Bike Accidents, Bike Injury, Bucks County, Winter Safety

6 Steps to Safe Snow Shoveling

Although it may seem like a simple wintertime chore, shoveling snow has the potential to be an extremely dangerous activity, even for the healthiest of individuals. According to the National Safety Council, shoveling causes thousands of injuries and up to 100 deaths each winter. This is mainly due to the strain that moving heavy snow puts Read More

Category: Bucks County, Injury Lawyer, Severe Injury, Winter Safety

5 Ways to Prevent Construction Site Accidents During Winter

No matter what season it is, working in construction is a dangerous job. However, it's especially treacherous during the winter due to low temperatures and slippery conditions. With this in mind, our Bucks County workers compensation lawyer is here to give you some tips for staying safe and free of injuries while working on an Read More

Category: Bucks County, Winter Safety, Work Safety, Workers Compensation

4 Ways to Prevent Concussions While Playing Winter Sports

There's no doubt that participating in winter sports is a great way to have fun and stay active during the cold season. Still, doing so heightens one's risk of sustaining injuries such as concussions. After all, ice skating, skiing and ice hockey all involve traveling at high speeds on very slippery surfaces. So what can Read More

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

5 Items to Have in Case of a Car Accident

No matter who you are, getting in a car accident is a stressful and traumatizing experience. Even if the resulting injuries and damages to the vehicles involved are minimal, colliding with another car can put even the most laid-back person into a frenzy. To help you keep your cool and ensure the wellbeing of all parties following an accident Read More

Category: Auto Accidents, Bucks County, Car Accidents

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