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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

Common Causes of Winter Playground Accidents

For many children, playing outside in the snow is one of the highlights of winter. However, the fun and excitement of outdoor recreation can easily be spoiled by an injury during the snowy season. On the playground in particular, winter brings a long list of potential hazards, many of which aren’t a concern in other Read More

Category: Bucks County, Child Injury, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, School Injury Lawyer, 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 Skiing & Snowboarding Safety Tips to Follow on the Slopes

The first day of spring may be here, but we aren’t done with winter weather just yet here in Bucks County! If you’re an avid skier or snowboarder, this is probably good news to you. Hitting the slopes is a lot of fun, but it can also be dangerous if you don’t follow some basic Read More

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

4 Winter Weather Driving Mistakes to Avoid

Below-freezing temperatures and wintry precipitation such as snow and sleet can make driving during the wintertime quite treacherous. With this in mind, it’s important to take extra precautions to stay safe on the road during this time of year. To help you avoid car accidents and keep your family out of danger, our Bucks County Read More

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

5 Sledding Safety Tips for Your Family

Sledding is a thrilling activity for snowy days when school is cancelled. However, it can also be quite dangerous for your kids if caution isn’t exercised. With this in mind, be sure to review these safe sledding tips from our Bucks County child injury attorney before your family ventures out into the snow: Choose a Read More

Category: Bucks County, Child Injury, Injury Lawyer, Winter Safety

Our Advice for Clearing Your Car of Snow & Ice

Winter driving is no fun, but unfortunately it is often unavoidable. For times this season when you have no choice but to venture out into snowy or icy conditions, our Bucks County car accident attorney would like to offer some helpful reminders for preparing your vehicle to be driven: Give yourself more time than you Read More

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

5 Safety Tips for Ice Skating Season

Ice skating is a fun and festive winter activity for both youngsters and adults. However, it’s important to remember that participants assume certain safety risks when they go ice skating. After all, sharp skates and slick ice make for a rather dangerous setting if one isn’t cautious and well-versed on skating’s best practices. Before heading Read More

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

What To Do When You Slip On Snow/Ice

Unfortunately, you can’t always take the day off and stay inside when it’s snowy or icy outside. When you have no choice but to go out into the elements, there are wintertime safety tips you can follow to prevent slips and falls, such as wearing non-slip boots and walking slowly and carefully. Still, there is Read More

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

6 Smart Safety Tips for Winter Bike Riding

When winter arrives, some bicyclists decide to retire their bikes to the garage or basement until spring. However, there are many people who continue riding, whether it’s out of necessity or a desire to stay active during the cold season. Either way, if you choose to ride a bicycle during winter, our Bucks County bike injury Read More

Category: Bicycle Injury, Bike Accidents, Bike Injury, Bucks County, Winter Safety

6 Steps to Safe Snow Shoveling

Although it may seem like a simple wintertime chore, shoveling snow has the potential to be an extremely dangerous activity, even for the healthiest of individuals. According to the National Safety Council, shoveling causes thousands of injuries and up to 100 deaths each winter. This is mainly due to the strain that moving heavy snow puts Read More

Category: Bucks County, Injury Lawyer, Severe Injury, Winter Safety

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