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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

How to Limit the Risk of At-Home Child Injuries

With temperatures starting to cool off and sunset coming earlier each day, your family is most likely beginning to spend more time indoors. While you might expect there to be a much lower chance of injuries when your kids play in the house as compared to outside of it, accident data shows that this isn’t Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Child Injury, Drowning Attorney, Injury Lawyer, Safety Tips, Wrongful Death

4 Essential Car Maintenance Steps for Autumn

Autumn is officially here, which means temperatures are swiftly getting cooler and the amount of daylight is decreasing little by little each day. As the new season takes hold, our Bucks County auto accident attorney would like to highlight the importance of taking time to optimize your car for safe driving throughout the fall and Read More

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

Take These Precautions to Prevent Traumatic Brain Injuries

Sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to life-changing side effects, including permanently impaired movement, cognition, emotional functioning, vision and/or hearing. In the most severe cases, this type of head injury can even be fatal. Unfortunately, according to the CDC, the incidence of TBI in the U.S. has been on the rise in recent Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Auto Accidents, Bucks County, Car Accidents, Concussion Injury, Injury Lawyer, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury, Severe Injury, Slip And Fall, Wrongful Death

Labor Day Weekend: Avoiding Accidents on Congested Roads

Labor Day weekend is made for creating end-of-summer memories with those you love. As the holiday approaches and Pennsylvanians begin traveling to their celebration destinations, things can easily become hectic on the road. No matter what your Labor Day plans involve, you’ll most likely encounter traffic. In fact, according to data from the National Safety Read More

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

Smart Tips for Avoiding Preventable Accidents at Amusement Parks

As the days get cooler and the start of another school year approaches, your family may be trying to squeeze in a few last getaways. If the pursuit of adventure brings you to an amusement park, it’s important to prioritize safety along with having a fun time. Although uncommon, amusement park accidents do happen from Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Injury, Injury Lawyer, Safety Tips, Wrongful Death

Keeping Your Kids Safe As They Head Back to School

We all know that back-to-school season can get hectic. But while you’re busy preparing your family for the start of another academic year, it’s important to set aside some time to refresh everyone’s memory on best practices for preventing accidents while traveling to and from school. Here are a few things our Bucks County school Read More

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

4 Safety Practices Every Construction Worker Should Follow This Summer

Working on a construction site entails serious risks during any season of the year, but the summertime is especially dangerous for those in the construction industry. At the same time, summer is often the busiest season for construction operations. So how can employees in this field minimize their chances of being injured during the hot Read More

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

4 Smart Ways to Avoid Distraction-Related Car Accidents

Whether your attention is taken off the road by your cell phone, your passengers or something else, there’s no doubt that driving while distracted is extremely unsafe. In fact, the National Safety Council estimates that behind-the-wheel cell phone use – just one of the many causes of distracted driving – leads to 1.6 million crashes Read More

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

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