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Setting Your Family Up for a Safe & Fun Spring

Now that spring has officially arrived, it’s time to get outside! While you’re enjoying the fresh air and warm sunlight, just don’t forget to prioritize safety as well as fun. Consider the hazards that springtime can present for your family; then, take action to prevent accidents and injuries by following these tips from our Bucks Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bicycle Injury, Bike Accidents, Bike Injury, Bucks County, Child Injury, Dog Bites, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Safety Tips

5 Home Safety Tasks for a Smooth Transition to Spring

Daylight Saving Time has begun, and the official start of spring isn’t far behind! As we look forward to the warmer days ahead, our Bucks County personal injury lawyer recommends using some of that extra daylight to conduct a spring safety checkup at your residence. Here are five important items to put on your list Read More

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

Dealing with the Potholes That Pop Up During Winter

As every Bucks County resident knows, potholes are an inevitable part of the late winter and early spring in Pennsylvania. Aside from being an inconvenience, these cracks and dips in the road can also be a serious safety hazard, so it’s important to know how to navigate them as you drive during pothole season. We’re Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Car Accidents, Driving Tips, Injury Lawyer, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury, Winter Safety

Staying Safe & Avoiding Accidents When Driving in Freezing Rain

Throughout the winter and even into spring, freezing rain can create some very risky driving conditions. This form of precipitation happens when the air temperature is warm enough for rain but the road temperature is below freezing, thus causing the water droplets to freeze as they hit the pavement. Unlike snow, freezing rain is difficult Read More

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

Minimizing the Chance of Winter Slips & Falls on Your Property

Slip and fall incidents can happen even in fair weather, but they are significantly more likely on days when wintry precipitation covers the sidewalks and roads in Bucks County. It is not uncommon for these accidents to result in serious injuries, including: Traumatic Brain Injuries Back Injuries Sprains/Broken Bones Spinal Cord Injuries Given how devastating Read More

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

5 Safety Tips Every SEPTA Rider Should Follow This Winter

Riding on SEPTA trains, trolleys and buses comes with some level of danger on any given day of the year. However, as is true with any form of transportation, using SEPTA to get around in wintry conditions is particularly risky. Whether you’re a frequent or occasional passenger, here are five tips our Bucks County SEPTA Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Auto Accidents, Bucks County, Injury Lawyer, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury, Public Transportation Accident, Safety Tips, Winter Safety

Winter Weather-Related Car Accidents & Liability: What to Know

Car accidents can happen at any time, even on a perfectly dry and sunny day. Add wintry precipitation to the mix, however, and the risk of a car crash occurring goes up significantly. As a resident of the Philadelphia area, surely you’re no stranger to the dangers of driving on slippery roads. However, you may Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Auto Accidents, Car Accidents, Injury Lawyer, Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury, Winter Safety

Fundamental Winter Safety Precautions for Outdoor Workers

Unfortunately, life doesn’t stop for inclement weather, and there is still work that must be done on winter days when road conditions are precarious and temperatures are dangerously low. As if commuting in the cold wasn’t bad enough, those who work outdoors must face harsh conditions for extended periods of time during winter. If you’re Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Safety Tips, Winter Safety, Work Injury, Work Safety, Workers Compensation

4 Vital Home Safety Guidelines for Winter

Frigid temperatures and precipitation make winter a treacherous time here in Bucks County. To reduce your risk of accidents and injuries this season, it’s important to be prepared and exercise caution – both while you’re out in the elements and at home. In an effort to help you and your loved ones make it through Read More

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

Keeping Your Kids Safe Around the Holidays

The holidays are a time for gathering together and celebrating with the special people in our lives. If you have little ones, this season is especially wonderful, as you have the opportunity to share traditions with them and perhaps even create some new ones. But while you’re making merry with your family and friends, it’s Read More

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

Winter Sports & Personal Injury Claims: What You Should Know

Participating in winter sports is a wonderful way to stay active and catch a thrill during the snowy season. If you choose to do so, however, our Bucks County personal injury attorney strongly urges you to remember that hitting the slopes doesn’t come without risks. Each time you go on a skiing, snowboarding or snow Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Injury, Injury Lawyer, Liability, Personal Injury, Severe Injury, Winter Safety

Our Guide to Preventing Wintertime Slips & Falls

With the first official day of winter only about a week away, chances are we’ll be seeing more snow and ice here in Bucks County before too long. In preparation for wintry precipitation and the slippery conditions it will inevitably create, our Bucks County slip and fall attorney encourages you to review these tips for Read More

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

Getting Your Car Ready for Winter: 4 Essential Steps

While all four seasons bring certain driving risks, winter tends to be especially dangerous for drivers in Bucks County. To avoid collisions and other roadway disasters during this time of year, motorists must make sure their vehicles are prepared to handle plummeting temperatures and a slew of different types of precipitation. With winter on its Read More

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

4 Must-Follow Safety Guidelines for Holiday Decorating

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the holiday season! Aside from feasting and spending quality time with loved ones, decorating the house is one of the most exciting parts of this festive time of year. However, holiday décor can easily go from cheery to hazardous if you don’t take certain precautions. To keep Read More

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

Avoiding Collisions During Peak Deer Season

The risk of hitting a deer while driving exists all year long. However, these accidents are much more likely to occur during the autumn months, when deer become more active as they mate and migrate. With this in mind, our Bucks County car accident lawyer would like to offer a few tips to help you Read More

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

4 Safety Precautions to Take During Hunting Season

For many, one of the most exciting parts of fall is the start of hunting season. Whether you plan to partake in this autumn activity or not, it’s important to be aware of when and where hunting may be occurring and to exercise caution whenever you’re in an area in which it is permitted. To Read More

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

4 Important Steps to Prepare Your Home for Halloween Visitors

Halloween is here, so it’s time to make your last-minute preparations for this fun and spooky holiday! While you’re busy filling the candy dish and putting the finishing touches on your costume, don’t forget to make sure your house is ready for trick-or-treaters and anyone else who may stop by your home for Halloween festivities Read More

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

Seeking Compensation for Your Injuries After an Uber/Lyft Accident

In recent years, ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft have spread across the nation, including to Bucks County and the rest of the Philadelphia area. While these apps offer a fast, convenient way to get around, our Bucks County car accident attorney urges you to remember that using them does involve certain risks for Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Auto Accidents, Bucks County, Car Accidents, Injury Lawyer, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Taxi Cab Attorney, Taxi Cab Injury

When Do Fire Accidents Fall Under Premises Liability?

Of the many types of incidents that can result in personal injury, fire accidents are among the most devastating. These tragic occurrences have the potential to cause life-altering injuries, and in the worst-case scenario, they can even be deadly. In the event that a fire accident affects you or a loved one, it is worth Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Injury, Injury Lawyer, Liability, Personal Injury, Premise Liability Lawyer, Work Injury, Wrongful Death

Safety Measures Every Pedestrian Should Take This Fall

According to a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, close to 6,000 pedestrian fatalities occurred in 2017. This saddening statistic underlines the need for citizens to exercise extreme caution when walking close to vehicles and crossing the street. While traveling on foot is potentially dangerous all year round, it’s particularly risky during the autumn Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Injury, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Safety Tips

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