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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.


Avoiding Accidents When Commuting in the Cold

While we’d all probably rather stay home on chilly mornings, the reality is we have to get up and go to work or school. Low temperatures and wintry precipitation can make your commute very hazardous, so it’s important to exercise caution while traveling. Here are a few safety tips our Bucks County auto accident attorney Read More

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

4 Key Reminders for a Safe Thanksgiving Celebration

Thanksgiving is a time to get together and enjoy delicious food with the ones you love most. But as with any event that involves gathering many people in one place, this holiday can present dangers of which we must be aware. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more home cooking fires happen on Read More

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

SEPTA Accidents: What Every Rider Should Know

Riding SEPTA buses, trains and trolleys is a convenient and affordable way to get around the Greater Philadelphia area. But just like any other form of transportation, SEPTA vehicles can be involved in accidents. Given this risk, it is important to be aware of the laws surrounding SEPTA incidents and to know what steps to Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Auto Accidents, Bucks County, Injury Lawyer, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury, Public Transportation Accident

4 Crucial Guidelines for Backyard Fire Pit Safety

Gathering around a bonfire with people you love is one of the best parts of autumn. But just like any fire source, fire pits can easily become dangerous if you aren’t careful to take certain precautions before, during and after a fire. Here are a few important fire pit safety tips our Bucks County accident Read More

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

Adjusting to the Time Change: 3 Essential Safety Tips

Daylight Saving Time comes to an end at 2:00 AM this Sunday, November 3rd. Although this time change offers an extra hour of sleep, researchers warn that it has the potential to leave us feeling less alert than usual as we adjust. To set yourself up for a smooth transition that’s free from incidents, our Read More

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

Teen Driver Safety Week: Keeping Teens Safe Behind the Wheel

This week is National Teen Driver Safety Week, an annual event designed to raise awareness about the high incidence of car crashes among young drivers and what we can all do to prevent these tragic accidents. To help spread knowledge about this important topic, our Bucks County car accident lawyer would like to share a Read More

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

Tips for Safely Navigating the Streets on Halloween

Light-hearted tricks and treats are an essential part of Halloween. But if you aren’t careful, this spooky holiday has the potential to turn legitimately dangerous. With kids out past dark traveling from house to house, being mindful about safety is extremely important on the evening of Halloween. Here are a few suggestions for protecting your Read More

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

4 Key Safety Reminders for Halloween Decorating

The spookiest day of the year is just around the corner! Whether you’re planning an extravagant Halloween party or simply putting out a dish of candy for trick-or-treaters, safety is not to be neglected. To keep your frightfully awesome Halloween display safe for costumed visitors of all ages, follow these tips from our Bucks County Read More

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

Avoiding Wildlife-Related Auto Accidents: Tips for Motorcyclists

October brings cool, crisp weather that’s ideal for motorcycle riding. But don’t forget: It’s also the beginning of deer mating and migration season, which means you’re more likely to encounter these animals on the road. If you’re heading out on a motorcycle this fall, here are some safety tips our Bucks County motorcycle accident lawyer Read More

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

Concussion Prevention Tips for Young Athletes Playing Fall Sports

Now that the new academic year is back in full swing, school sports are beginning to start up again. Whether your children are involved in football, soccer, field hockey or some other fall sport, it’s essential to make sure they are prepared to play safely. Protecting the head in order to avoid concussions is especially Read More

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

Slip & Fall Accident? Watch Out for Concussion Symptoms

This Friday, September 20th, is National Concussion Awareness Day. Sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of America, this annual event is designed to raise awareness about the importance of prompt diagnosis and treatment of mild traumatic brain injuries. While providing legal support for individuals who have suffered lasting consequences from accident-related concussions, our Bucks County Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Concussion Injury, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Slip And Fall

Staying Safe at Sporting Events: 5 Must-Follow Tips

Now that school is back in session and the 2019 football season has kicked off, chances are you’ll be attending a sporting event in the near future. Maybe you’ll head to the stadium to cheer on the Eagles, or perhaps you’ll go to a school game to support a young athlete you love. Either way Read More

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

What Should I Do Following a Workplace Accident?

No matter what line of work you are in, accidents are always a possibility. If you are injured while on the job, it is important to follow the correct procedure for reporting the incident. After all, failure to take the proper course of action after a workplace injury may make it very difficult or impossible Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Injury Lawyer, Slip And Fall, Work Injury, Work Safety, Workers Compensation, Workplace Disputes

This Labor Day Weekend, Practice These Safety Tips

Labor Day weekend gives us a chance to get away from work and spend quality time with those we love. Whether you’re headed to the beach or just relaxing at home over the long weekend, it’s important to put safety on your radar. After all, the roads and other public spaces will be more crowded Read More

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

Avoiding Collisions with Tractor-Trailers & Semi Trucks

Any motor vehicle accident can result in serious injury or loss of life. But when a large commercial vehicle such as a tractor-trailer or semi truck is involved, the potential for life-altering consequences increases significantly. Fortunately, there are many simple strategies you can implement while driving to prevent collisions with large trucks. Here are a Read More

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

Safety Reminders for SEPTA Riders

Millions of people in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs depend on SEPTA trains, buses and trolleys to get where they need to go. If you are one of these individuals, it’s important to make sure you are doing everything in your power to keep SEPTA safe for yourself and others. In an effort to help Read More

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

Get Ready for Back-to-School Season with These Safety Tips

In just a few short weeks, summer will be over and school will be back in session. Whether you’re looking forward to the kids heading back to the classroom or not, it’s important to begin preparing your family for the transition now. As the new academic year approaches, take some time to think about school Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Child Injury, Injury Lawyer, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury, Safety Tips, School Injury Lawyer

4 Tips to Avoid Trouble While Water Tubing

Water tubing is an exhilarating summertime activity for all ages. But just like any adventure involving water, tubing can lead to accidents and injuries if you don’t take care to do it safely. To help your family steer clear of incidents while enjoying tubing trips in your local creek, lake or river, our Bucks County Read More

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

Staying Safe During Fourth of July Festivities

The 4th of July is one of the most eventful parts of summer, and it’s almost here! Whether you’re celebrating the holiday at home or getting away for the weekend, it’s important to keep safety top of mind. Here are a few reminders from our trusted Bucks County injury lawyer, Gary Heslin. Tips from the Read More

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

Steps to Take Following a Dog Bite Incident

In Bucks County and beyond, people typically spend more time outside with their dogs during the warm months. If you’re a canine enthusiast, you probably think of this as a great thing. Either way, you should keep in mind that dog bites are statistically more likely to occur in the summertime. These incidents can happen Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Dog Bites, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury

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