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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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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

How to Create & Maintain a Yard That’s Safe for Children

Given the beautiful summer weather we've been having here in Bucks County, chances are your kids have been spending a good deal of time out in the yard soaking up the sun and playing with their friends. Doing so offers a great opportunity for your children to be active and socialize with their peers, but Read More

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

4 Safety Rules for a Fun, Accident-Free Day at the Beach

Whether you're there for a day or a week, going to the beach is a great way to take advantage of the beautiful summertime weather with your family and friends. However, danger can lurk both in the waves and on shore if you don't take action to avoid common safety hazards at the beach. To Read More

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

Avoid Summer Dog Bite Incidents with These Helpful Tips

Dogs have long been known as man's best friend. Still, just like any kind of animal, dogs can behave unpredictably at times, particularly when they are made to feel threatened or startled. The CDC estimates that each year, around 4.5 million dog bite incidents occur in the U.S. Statistics show that these events are particularly Read More

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

Essential Safety Precautions to Take While Celebrating July 4th

Fourth of July is a beloved holiday that commemorates our nation's freedom and gives Americans an opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones. Whether you're going on vacation or staying close to home this July 4th, our Bucks County severe injury attorney encourages you to be vigilant about keeping yourself and the ones you Read More

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

5 Questions to Ask Before Settling on a Children’s Summer Camp

When researching summer camps for your kids, you of course want to look for one that will teach your children valuable skills while allowing them to have fun with other kids their age. But when choosing a camp, you can't forget about safety – after all, most camps are held outdoors and involve activities that Read More

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

How to Prevent Personal Injuries This Father’s Day Weekend

Every year on the third Sunday in June, families across the nation gather together to celebrate Father's Day. This holiday offers a great opportunity to bond with loved ones and enjoy the beautiful summertime weather. The activity of choice depends on the specific family, but some common favorites include grilling, boating and swimming. While all Read More

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

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