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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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Can Social Media Be Hazardous to Your Injury Case?

When you get into an accident and sustain injuries, your friends and loved ones will certainly be wondering what happened and wanting to know you're alright. To answer everyone's questions and concerns at once, you may be tempted to post the story of the accident publicly on your social media accounts. However, there are several Read More

Category: Bucks County, Personal Injury

How to Get Compensation for Your Child’s School Injury

When children are at school, parents trust the teachers and other staff to take good care of them. Unfortunately, this doesn't always happen, and injuries can occur as a result. Whether it's a playground injury, a school bus accident or food poisoning from a cafeteria lunch, school injuries can be very serious and sometimes even Read More

Category: Child Injury, School Injury Lawyer

America’s Most Dangerous Intersection Is Here in Bucks County

A few years ago, TIME Magazine compiled a list of the most deadly intersections in the United States. Unfortunately for residents of Bucks County, statistics showed that the #1 most dangerous intersection lies in Bensalem, PA, at the crossing of Knights Road and Street Road. So what makes this intersection so treacherous, you ask? According Read More

Category: Bucks County, Car Accidents

5 Tips for Avoiding Construction Injuries

Did you know approximately one in five worker deaths occur on or near construction sites? These fatalities are often caused by failure to adhere to job safety guidelines and other oversights. If you work in construction, be sure to follow these tips to stay safe while on the job: Always wear the proper safety gear Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Injury Lawyer

What You Need to Know About Birth Injuries

With an occurrence rate of about 7%, birth injuries are fairly uncommon. But when they happen, they can have permanent, life-altering effects on the child and family. Therefore, it's important to understand what birth injuries are and how to determine if you should seek financial compensation. Mr. Gary P. Heslin, a birth injury attorney in Read More

Category: Bucks County, Injury, Injury Lawyer

Top 4 Safety Tips for Motorcyclists

If you've ever ridden a motorcycle, then you’re familiar with the excitement and exhilaration that accompanies it. On the other hand, you're also aware that they can be quite dangerous. In order to enjoy the thrill of motorcycling while avoiding injuries, it's important to follow these safety tips from our Bucks County motorcycle accident lawyer Read More

Category: Bike Accidents, Bike Injury, Safety Tips

Adding a Teen Driver to Your Auto Insurance Policy

If you have a teenager who recently started driving or will in the near future, it's time to think about the steps you need to take to add him/her to your auto insurance policy. As the trusted Bucks County car accident lawyer, we here at the Heslin Law Firm have extensive knowledge on how to Read More

Category: Auto Accidents

6 Essential Spring Sports Safety Tips

Did you know that approximately 8,000 children are treated in emergency rooms every single day for sports-related injuries? In order to prevent your child from being one of these statistics, it's important to familiarize yourself with sports safety and teach your kids about it as well. To help you do so, here are a few Read More

Category: Safety Tips

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

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