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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.


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

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

5 Ways to Prevent Road Trip Accidents

Piling family and friends into the car and heading to the beach or some other vacation destination is one of the most beloved activities of summer. But it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of the trip and forget to concentrate on safety when packing up the car and hitting the road. To Read More

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

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

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

4 Tips for Making Your Private Swimming Pool Safer

  If you have a swimming pool in your yard, chances are you’re planning to open it within the next few weeks in preparation for the upcoming hot weather. In addition to doing the usual pool preparation tasks, such as testing the water and shocking the pool, you should also take some time to think Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Safety Tips, Swimming Pool 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

4 Boating Safety Tips for Spring

Sunny spring days are here again, and for many, that means taking the boat out of storage and going sailing. While boating is usually a fun and relaxing activity, it has the potential to turn disastrous in a matter of seconds whether you’re boating on a lake or an ocean. To avoid getting into a Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Drowning Attorney

5 Essential Construction Site Safety Tips for Rainy Spring Days

Working in construction is a dangerous job any day of the year, but it’s especially risky during the springtime when temperatures are unpredictable and frequent rainstorms create slippery conditions. Therefore, if you’re on a construction crew, it’s important to make a conscious effort to avoid spring safety hazards. To help you do so, here are Read More

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

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

4 Free Apps That Will Help You Drive More Safely

According to the National Safety Council, drivers using a cell phone while behind the wheel cause approximately 1.6 million car crashes each year. This alarming statistic begs the question: What can we possibly do to discourage citizens from being distracted by their mobile devices while driving? Believe it or not, part of the answer may Read More

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

4 Tips for Avoiding Auto Accidents During Daylight Saving Time

According to a research study done at the University of Colorado at Boulder, traffic fatalities increase by up to 17 percent during the week after the time changes in the spring for Daylight Saving Time. You may find it hard to believe that the clocks springing ahead by one hour could have such a dramatic Read More

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

What to Do When You Encounter a Drunk Driver

Picture this: You’re driving home after a long day of work and suddenly, the driver in front of you starts to go into the wrong lane, run through red lights or drive off of the road. You come to the conclusion that the motorist is probably driving under the influence of alcohol. What should you Read More

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

How to Avoid Injuries While Walking in Slippery Conditions

Perhaps one of the most dangerous aspects of winter is walking in snow and ice. Luckily, there are many easy steps you can take to lower your chances of falling on slippery surfaces such as parking lots and sidewalks. Here are a few suggestions from our slip and fall attorney in Bucks County: Invest in Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Slip And Fall

5 Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating

Now that December is here, it’s officially time to start gearing up for the holidays! For many, this means decking out the house with lights, wreaths and other festive décor. While this is a fun activity for the whole family, it can easily result in injuries if you don’t make safety a priority. In fact Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County

How to Minimize Your Risk of Vehicle-Wildlife Collisions

According to DMV.org, approximately 200 motorists die each year in the United States as a result of car-wildlife collisions. Now that the clocks have fallen back and the sun sets an hour earlier, the chances of encountering wildlife while driving are higher than ever. So what can you do to prevent your vehicle from coming into Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County

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