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Driving in Spring Thunderstorms: The Risks & How to Handle Them

On even the most beautiful spring days, sunny skies can easily turn stormy at a moment's notice. While it's best to avoid driving until the thunderstorm has passed, our Bucks County motor vehicle accident lawyer knows it's not always possible to do so. For times when you have no choice but to weather the storm Read More

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

Crucial Springtime Safety Measures for Construction Workers

Working in construction is undoubtedly one of the most dangerous professions. In fact, one in ten construction workers is injured each year, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). While each season brings certain risks for outdoor workers, spring is a particularly dangerous time to do construction due to hard-to-predict temperatures and rainstorms Read More

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

Don’t Neglect These 4 Motorcycle Safety Tips While Riding This May

Mild, sunny spring days make for ideal motorcycle riding conditions. If you choose to hit the open road on a motorcycle this season, it's important to keep in mind that this mode of transportation is especially dangerous: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclist fatalities were 27 times as common as deaths Read More

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

5 Ways to Help Your Kids Play Safely This Spring

Playing outside in the springtime has many benefits for kids: it encourages them to socialize, get some fresh air and look away from screens for a while. At the same time, outdoor spring activities can put children at a heightened risk for accidents if certain safety rules aren't followed. To keep your kids safe as Read More

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

5 Steps to Safe, Accident-Free Spring Cleaning

Now that it finally feels like spring here in Bucks County, it's time to get started on your to-do list of spring cleaning tasks. As you do so, it's important to remember that spring cleaning can expose you and your family to certain safety risks if you aren't careful. To help you avoid incidents and Read More

Category: Bucks County, Injury, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Safety Tips

How to Quickly Clear Up a Foggy Windshield

Having your windshield fog up while driving isn't just irritating; it's also highly dangerous, as it decreases your ability to see the road and what lies ahead. To help you deal with this driving hazard this spring, our Bucks County auto accident lawyer is here to offer instructions on how to clear up a foggy Read More

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

5 Ways to Avoid Accidents When Biking on the Road

Riding a bicycle is a fun way to exercise, but it can also be an efficient and eco-friendly form of transportation. At the same time, sharing the road with motor vehicles can be quite dangerous for bicyclists. If you depend on your bike to get you to and from school, work or wherever else you Read More

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

5 Spring Safety Hazards & How to Avoid Them

Springtime brings mild weather and beautiful blooming flowers. However, the season also comes with some unique hazards which can compromise the safety of you and your family if you don't take proper precautions. Here is some advice from our Bucks County accident lawyer on how to best prevent mishaps and injuries this spring: Know the Read More

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

4 Skiing & Snowboarding Safety Tips to Follow on the Slopes

The first day of spring may be here, but we aren't done with winter weather just yet here in Bucks County! If you're an avid skier or snowboarder, this is probably good news to you. Hitting the slopes is a lot of fun, but it can also be dangerous if you don't follow some basic Read More

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

4 Smart Tips for Adjusting to Daylight Saving Time

Most people dread the morning when the clocks spring forward for Daylight Saving Time. After all, losing an hour of sleep is quite inconvenient, especially for those who start their day early. What's worse, this lost hour can also be dangerous. According to a University of Colorado study, fatal car accidents spike by 6.3% in Read More

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

How to Safely Navigate a Pothole in the Road

After months of enduring severe weather, the roads of Bucks County are always in rough shape at the end of winter. While the streets are being repaired, drivers must deal with an unusually large number of potholes. These holes in the road may seem like no big deal, but in reality, they have the potential Read More

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

Concussion Symptoms to Look Out for After a Slip & Fall Accident

Slip and fall accidents may seem like no big deal, but the reality is they can be quite serious. According to the National Safety Council's 2016 Injury Facts report, these accidents lead to more than a million emergency room visits each year, making them the most common reason people take a trip to the ER Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Concussion Injury, Injury Lawyer, Slip And Fall

What To Do After a Winter Car Accident

Snow, ice and other wintry precipitation make winter a dangerous season for driving here in Pennsylvania. When an accident occurs on a slick road, it can be hard to determine whether one of the involved parties should be held responsible or the incident should simply be blamed on the inclement weather. This factor makes winter Read More

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

4 Winter Weather Driving Mistakes to Avoid

Below-freezing temperatures and wintry precipitation such as snow and sleet can make driving during the wintertime quite treacherous. With this in mind, it's important to take extra precautions to stay safe on the road during this time of year. To help you avoid car accidents and keep your family out of danger, our Bucks County Read More

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

5 Smart Tips to Help Your Family Avoid Burn Injuries

According to the American Burn Association, someone in the U.S. is burnt badly enough to need medical attention approximately every 60 seconds. To prevent someone you love from falling victim to a serious burn injury, it is helpful to educate your family on burn avoidance strategies. Being that this week is National Burn Awareness Week Read More

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

5 Steps to Take Following a SEPTA Accident

Traveling on SEPTA buses, trains and trolleys may be a convenient and affordable way to commute, but it can also be quite dangerous. As our experienced Bucks County SEPTA accident attorney knows all too well, numerous people are injured in accidents on this form of public transportation each year. Furthermore, SEPTA accidents are especially common Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury, Public Transportation Accident

5 Sledding Safety Tips for Your Family

Sledding is a thrilling activity for snowy days when school is cancelled. However, it can also be quite dangerous for your kids if caution isn't exercised. With this in mind, be sure to review these safe sledding tips from our Bucks County child injury attorney before your family ventures out into the snow: Choose a Read More

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

4 Useful Tips for Clearing Snow from Your Property

The Greater Philadelphia area has seen some especially snowy and icy conditions recently, making it an appropriate time to talk about clearing precipitation from your property. Last winter, our Bucks County slip and fall accident attorney discussed the importance of shoveling your walkways. To supplement this information, we'd now like to offer some guidance on Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Safety Tips, Slip And Fall

Our Advice for Clearing Your Car of Snow & Ice

Winter driving is no fun, but unfortunately it is often unavoidable. For times this season when you have no choice but to venture out into snowy or icy conditions, our Bucks County car accident attorney would like to offer some helpful reminders for preparing your vehicle to be driven: Give yourself more time than you Read More

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

4 Steps to a Safe & Happy New Year’s Eve

New Year's Eve is one of the most exciting nights of the year – it's a time to celebrate the past year and ring in the new one with family and friends. While you're making merry and welcoming 2018, it can be easy to forget to prioritize safety. To help you keep yourself and everyone Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Dog Bites, Personal Injury, Safety Tips

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