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4 Types of Burn Injuries Commonly Caused by Negligence

According to the American Burn Association, over 485,000 burn injuries that are severe enough to require medical treatment occur each year in the U.S. Unfortunately, as our Bucks County burn injury attorney can attest to, many of these incidents occur as a result of negligence. Here are the four major types of burn injuries along Read More

Category: Bucks County, Injury, Injury Lawyer, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury, Severe Injury, Work Injury

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

Our Guide to Protecting Your Kids from Eye Injuries

According to statistics collected by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, thousands of children sustain an eye injury each year, and around 90 percent of these incidents happen as a direct result of failure to wear appropriate eye protection. In an effort to raise awareness about the need for parents to take precautions to help their Read More

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

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

4 Important Safety Guidelines to Follow This Memorial Day Weekend

Along with honoring those who have given their lives for our country, Memorial Day weekend is meant to be a time to relax with your loved ones. Whether you're taking off on a family road trip or simply hanging out in the backyard with friends, it's important to prioritize safety so that no one gets Read More

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

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

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