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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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Tips for Staying Safe at Seasonal Attractions

Autumn is the season of hayrides, corn mazes and haunted houses. While these seasonal activities can be a great time for the whole family, they also have the potential to be dangerous if you don't take responsibility for your own safety. To prevent you or someone you love from being hurt at a seasonal attraction Read More

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

Why Are Slips & Falls More Common During Autumn?

Autumn is a lovely season, but unfortunately, it brings an increased risk of experiencing a slip or fall incident. When you stop to think about the factors that are present in autumn but not in the warm months, it's no wonder why these types of injuries increase during this season. So what can you do Read More

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

Safety Tips for Enjoying Autumn Outdoor Activities

  Early autumn brings gorgeous weather, making it the perfect time to get outside and have fun with friends and family. Still, it's important to keep safety in mind to avoid accidents and injuries while enjoying the season. Now that fall has officially arrived here in the Greater Philadelphia area, our Bucks County accident lawyer Read More

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

4 Tailgating Safety Tips for Football Season

Football season is here again! If you and your family are football fanatics, chances are you have tickets for one or more of the big games of the season. You may even be planning to do some tailgating. If you decide to hang out and grill or enjoy adult beverages outside of the stadium before Read More

Category: Bucks County, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury

5 Driving Safety Tips for Hurricane Season

Although we here in Bucks County have been lucky enough not to be affected by the recent string of hurricanes, we shouldn't let our guard down just yet. More hurricanes have been predicted for this season and they could potentially affect Pennsylvania. Just in case you get stuck driving during a hurricane, our Bucks County Read More

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

7 Steps to Take If Hit While Walking or Biking

Now that the weather is getting cooler, you may be more eager to walk or ride your bike instead of driving. While these two modes of transportation are great for your health, our Bucks County personal injury lawyer urges you to consider that they may be riskier than you expect. According to the National Highway Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Auto Accidents, Bicycle Injury, Bike Accidents, Bike Injury, Bucks County, Car Accidents, Injury Lawyer, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury

What You Need to Know About Hotel Accidents

When you stay in a hotel while you're away from home on a business trip or a vacation, you expect it to be a safe and relaxing experience. Typically, you'd be right. But all too often, hazards lurk in the hotel due to the staff's negligence and unsuspecting guests get hurt. Hotel catastrophes can happen Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Drowning Attorney, Injury Lawyer, Slip And Fall, Swimming Pool Injury

I was in a SEPTA accident. Now what?

Photo Credit: JP Mueller How often do you ride public transit? Thousands of Philadelphians rely on SEPTA trains, busses, and trolleys on a daily basis. While there are great benefits to using public transportation (energy conservation, pollution reduction), there are also inherent risks involved. Accidents happen—and mass transit agencies certainly aren’t spared that truth. Case Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Philadelphia, Public Transportation Accident

5 Essential Bounce House Safety Rules to Prevent Child Injuries

Jumping around in an inflatable bounce house is a super fun activity for children of all ages. However, the merriment can quickly be ruined by an injury if proper safety precautions aren't taken when setting up and using the bounce house. Whether you purchase your own backyard bounce house or your family attends an event Read More

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

Common River & Stream Hazards to Put on Your Radar

On hot summer days, taking a trip to a river or stream is a tranquil and inexpensive way to cool off. However, even shallow, calm waters can hold unexpected dangers. Therefore, it's important to be highly cautious when in or near rivers and streams. Whether you're taking a dip, tubing, or simply hiking close to Read More

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

Hot Tub & Spa Safety Tips for All Ages

Whether you're in your backyard, on a cruise ship, or at the gym, taking a dip in a spa or hot tub is a wonderful way to unwind and relieve stress. Unfortunately, people often forget that hot tubs can pose a serious injury risk. According to the Nationwide Children's Hospital, more than 6,600 people were Read More

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

4 Steps to Preventing Playground Accidents

Taking your kids to the local playground during the summer is a great way to help them stay active and social while school's out. However, it's important to keep in mind that the playground can be a dangerous place for children. As reported by the CDC, more than 200,000 children ages 14 and under are Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Child Injury, Injury, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Safety Tips, Slip And Fall, Wrongful Death

4 Critical Tips for Slip’N Slide & Kiddie Pool Safety

On scorching summer days, one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to entertain and cool off your family is to set up a Slip'N Slide or a kiddie pool in your backyard. But just like any activity that involves water, these popular summer pastimes can be highly dangerous if proper safety procedures are not Read More

Category: Bucks County, Child Injury, Injury Lawyer, Severe Injury, Spinal Cord Injuries, Swimming Pool Injury

Choosing a Safe Summer Camp for Your Kids

Going away to summer camp is a valuable experience for children – it allows them to socialize with other kids, try out new activities, learn outdoor survival skills and much more. On the other hand, camp can be a hazardous place full of injury risks if children are not properly supervised by trained staff and Read More

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

Water Park Drowning Hazards & How to Avoid Them

Taking a family trip to the water park is one of the best ways to cool off and have fun on a scorching summer day. However, just like any activity that involves water, spending time on and near water-based attractions presents a drowning risk, especially for young children and those who cannot swim. From water Read More

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

4 Ways to Prevent Child Injuries When Mowing the Lawn

In order to keep your yard from turning into a jungle, running the lawnmower every few weeks is essential in the summertime. As you settle into your lawn-mowing routine this summer, it's important to refresh your memory on proper lawnmower safety procedures to prevent injuries to yourself and others. We urge you to be especially Read More

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

5 Tips for a Fun & Safe Memorial Day

In addition to being a day to honor those who have died serving in the U.S. military, Memorial Day is also an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful springtime weather with friends and family. However, a fun and relaxing gathering can quickly turn disastrous if proper safety precautions aren't taken. Whether you celebrate Memorial Day with Read More

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

Safe Gardening Tips for Senior Citizens

  According to HealthGrove, an average of 73,825 injuries occur each year as a result of accidents involving garden tools, a figure excluding injuries from lawnmowers! Furthermore, the vast majority of gardening accidents affect people over the age of 64. With this in mind, our Bucks County accident attorney would like to suggest some tips for avoiding Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Injury Lawyer

Dog Bite Prevention Tips for Dog Owners and Parents

This week, April 9-15, is National Dog Bite Prevention Week, an annual event which aims to inform the public on how to avoid dog bites. Here at the Heslin Law Firm, we think this is an important topic to talk about, as our Bucks County dog bite injury lawyer sees the horrible effects of dog bites up Read More

Category: Bucks County, Child Injury, Dog Bites, Injury Lawyer

5 Driving Safety Tips for Rainy April Days

According to the Federal Highway Administration, over 1.2 million weather-related car accidents occur each year. Of these crashes, 46% happen when it is raining and 73% happen when pavement is wet. With these statistics in mind, our Bucks County car accident attorney encourages you to refresh your memory on how to drive safely when April Read More

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

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