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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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How to Deal With a Medical Malpractice Incident

Medical malpractice occurs when patients are harmed or injured by a medical professional due to poor treatment or incorrect diagnosis. While most healthcare providers strive to prevent these unfortunate scenarios, patients should be aware of what to do if they occur. The rules for proving medical malpractice and filing a claim are different in every Read More

Category: Malpractice, Medical Malpractice Incident

Our Bucks County Swimming Pool Lawyer’s Swimming Safety Tips

As the weather goes from warm to hot and swimming season begins, the folks here at the Heslin Law Firm would like to take a moment to talk about swimming pool safety. According to the CDC, there are an average of 3,500 deaths each year as a result of accidental drownings. To prevent you or Read More

Category: Safety Tips, Slip And Fall, Swimming Pool Injury

5 Spring Gardening Safety Tips

Spring is the perfect time to begin planting and gardening again. However, these activities can be hazardous if proper precautions aren't taken. If you're making your way into the garden this season, our Bucks County personal injury lawyer suggests keeping these gardening safety tips in mind: Take frequent breaks in a cool, shaded place. When Read More

Category: Personal Injury, Safety Tips

6 Easy Ways to Prevent Dog Bites

According to the CDC, there are more than 4.7 million dog bite cases each year in the United States. This statistic is quite alarming, but luckily there are many simple things you can do to limit your risk of being a dog bite victim. Here are just a few of them: If an unfamiliar dog Read More

Category: Dog Bites, Injury Lawyer

Tips for Avoiding Springtime Injuries and Health Issues

With springtime now in full swing, it's time to review a few spring safety tips that can prevent severe injuries from occurring. Whether you're on the job, working in the yard or walking the dog, taking the following precautions can help you stay healthy and free of injuries this spring: Wear ear protection when using Read More

Category: Injury, Injury Lawyer

5 Spring Driving Tips from the Heslin Law Firm

Now that the weather is starting to warm up here in the Greater Philadelphia area, you'll probably be going outside and driving more often. But while you're out enjoying the lovely spring weather, it's important to keep these spring driving tips in mind: Be prepared for potholes and other road imperfections. During the wintertime, roads Read More

Category: General Law

Full vs. Limited Tort: What Sets Them Apart?

When purchasing auto insurance in the state of Pennsylvania, you'll be given the choice between full tort and limited tort. So how do you decide which type to select? Mr. Gary P. Heslin, the car accident attorney Bucks County trusts, is here to provide some insights into this topic. Essentially, full tort reserves your full Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Car Accidents

How to Avoid Injuries from Winter Sports and Activities

Sledding, skiing, snowboarding and other winter activities are enjoyable for people of all ages, but unfortunately they have the potential to be dangerous. To keep these activities safe and fun, follow the Heslin Law Firm's tips for preventing severe injuries while participating in winter sports: Always go with another person. In case of an emergency Read More

Category: Injury Lawyer, Winter Safety

Tips for Finding a Reputable Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or your loved one has sustained an injury due to someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for pain, medical bills and other losses. To find out, you'll need the assistance of a qualified Bucks County personal injury attorney. So, how do you go about choosing one that you can trust Read More

Category: Personal Injury

What To Do After Sustaining a Head Injury – Heslin Law Firm

Whether they come as the result of a traffic accident, a fall or some other type of incident, head injuries are very serious. What's worse, it can take hours or even days for the potentially dangerous symptoms to manifest. To minimize the risks associated with head injuries, our severe injury lawyer in Bucks County recommends Read More

Category: Injury Lawyer

How to File a Wrongful Death Claim in Pennsylvania – Heslin Law Firm

If you've lost a loved one due to medical malpractice, a workplace accident or some other act of negligence committed by another party, your family may be eligible for compensation. In order to recover damages for your loss, you'll need to file a wrongful death claim. Here's how to do so in the state of Read More

Category: Wrongful Death

Our Bucks County Car Accident Lawyer’s Teen Driving Tips

Throughout his more than 30 years as a Bucks County car accident attorney, Mr. Gary P. Heslin has represented victims of all types of motor vehicle accidents. And unfortunately, many of these accidents have involved teenage drivers. If you have a child who is learning to drive or has just gotten his or her license Read More

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

Bucks County Snow Safety Tips from Heslin Law Firm

In light of the recent blizzard, the Heslin Law Firm would like to take this opportunity to remind you of some Bucks County snow safety tips to help you deal with extreme winter weather: Clear the snow from your driveway, sidewalk and any other walkways as soon as possible after a snowstorm. Doing so will Read More

Category: Safety Tips, Winter Safety

What To Do After a SEPTA Accident

SEPTA is a convenient and cost-effective method of transportation, but unfortunately, riding in a mass transit vehicle comes with some risks. These vehicles do not provide seat belts for passengers and are known for making sudden stops, which is a dangerous combination for obvious reasons. If you find yourself hurt as a result of a Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Public Transportation Accident

Winter Car Care Tips from the Heslin Law Firm

As temperatures plummet, it's more important than ever to take care of your car. Otherwise, you will be at a high risk for car troubles, which are exactly what you don't want when it's freezing cold outside! To avoid vehicular issues this season, follow our winter car care tips: Maintain your battery. Winter tends to Read More

Category: Car Accidents, Safety Tips, Winter Car Care, Winter Safety

Avoid Injuries with Our 2016 Workplace Safety Resolutions

While you're making personal resolutions for the new year, we here at the Heslin Law Firm also recommend taking the time to think about how you can improve workplace safety for yourself and your coworkers. Here are a few ways to do so: Reflect on last year. When creating your list of workplace safety resolutions Read More

Category: General Law, Injury, Injury Lawyer, Work Injury, Work Safety, Workers Compensation, Workplace Disputes

Personal Injury? Hire a Bucks County Premise Liability Lawyer

When someone owns a store or property, it is his/her responsibility to keep the area safe and free of hazards. Unfortunately, property owners don't always follow through in doing so. When this happens, injuries can occur. In legal terms, these types of injuries are called “premise liability” cases. If you or someone you love has Read More

Category: Bucks County, General Law, Justice, Labor, Labor Law, Law, Liability, Premise Liability Lawyer

Our Guide to Winter Workplace Safety

If your job requires you to work outdoors year round – even during the frigid winter – then it's important to take precautions to ensure your safety and health. After all, winter weather can lead to a host of dangerous, potentially deadly health issues, including windburn on the skin, hypothermia, frostbite and more. To help Read More

Category: Injury, Injury Lawyer, Severe Injury, Slip And Fall, Spinal Cord Injuries, Winter Safety, Work Injury, Work Safety

Attacked by a Dog? Contact Our Bucks County Dog Bite Lawyer

Unfortunately, even the most innocent looking dogs have the potential to do serious damage. So if you or a loved one has been attacked or bitten by a dog, it's important to take action. Here are a few tips to help guide you through the minutes, hours and days after a dog incident: The first Read More

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

How to Avoid Slip and Fall Accidents in Philadelphia This Winter

With severe winter weather comes an increased risk for slips and falls. As a result, countless people are injured each year due to winter-related incidents. Whether they occur at home, at work or at a business, slips and falls can result in all of the following: Serious injuries Missed time from work Increased insurance costs Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Auto Accidents, Car Accidents, Driving Tips, Injury, Injury Lawyer, Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury, Philadelphia, Slip And Fall

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