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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 Smart Tips for Adjusting to Daylight Saving Time

Most people dread the morning when the clocks spring forward for Daylight Saving Time. After all, losing an hour of sleep is quite inconvenient, especially for those who start their day early. What’s worse, this lost hour can also be dangerous. According to a University of Colorado study, fatal car accidents spike by 6.3% in Read More

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

How to Safely Navigate a Pothole in the Road

After months of enduring severe weather, the roads of Bucks County are always in rough shape at the end of winter. While the streets are being repaired, drivers must deal with an unusually large number of potholes. These holes in the road may seem like no big deal, but in reality, they have the potential Read More

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

Concussion Symptoms to Look Out for After a Slip & Fall Accident

Slip and fall accidents may seem like no big deal, but the reality is they can be quite serious. According to the National Safety Council’s 2016 Injury Facts report, these accidents lead to more than a million emergency room visits each year, making them the most common reason people take a trip to the ER Read More

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

What To Do After a Winter Car Accident

Snow, ice and other wintry precipitation make winter a dangerous season for driving here in Pennsylvania. When an accident occurs on a slick road, it can be hard to determine whether one of the involved parties should be held responsible or the incident should simply be blamed on the inclement weather. This factor makes winter Read More

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

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 Smart Tips to Help Your Family Avoid Burn Injuries

According to the American Burn Association, someone in the U.S. is burnt badly enough to need medical attention approximately every 60 seconds. To prevent someone you love from falling victim to a serious burn injury, it is helpful to educate your family on burn avoidance strategies. Being that this week is National Burn Awareness Week Read More

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

5 Steps to Take Following a SEPTA Accident

Traveling on SEPTA buses, trains and trolleys may be a convenient and affordable way to commute, but it can also be quite dangerous. As our experienced Bucks County SEPTA accident attorney knows all too well, numerous people are injured in accidents on this form of public transportation each year. Furthermore, SEPTA accidents are especially common Read More

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

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

4 Useful Tips for Clearing Snow from Your Property

The Greater Philadelphia area has seen some especially snowy and icy conditions recently, making it an appropriate time to talk about clearing precipitation from your property. Last winter, our Bucks County slip and fall accident attorney discussed the importance of shoveling your walkways. To supplement this information, we’d now like to offer some guidance on Read More

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

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

4 Steps to a Safe & Happy New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is one of the most exciting nights of the year – it’s a time to celebrate the past year and ring in the new one with family and friends. While you’re making merry and welcoming 2018, it can be easy to forget to prioritize safety. To help you keep yourself and everyone Read More

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

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

7 Tips for Hosting a Safe & Fun Holiday Party

Gathering together and spending quality time with your loved ones is what the holidays are all about. If you’re hosting festivities at your house this year, be sure to read these guidelines from our Bucks County personal injury lawyer so that everyone stays safe while you’re making merry: Test your smoke alarms before the gathering Read More

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

Keeping Kids Safe on Holiday Shopping Trips

The holiday season is here! Unless you’ve switched over to shopping completely online, chances are you’ll be braving the crowds and heading to the mall to shop for gifts sometime soon. If you choose to bring your little ones along, our Bucks County child injury lawyer urges you to consider that shopping malls hold many Read More

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

4 Ways to Steer Yourself to Safe Autumn Driving

Fall is a spectacular season here in Pennsylvania, but it doesn’t come without dangers – particularly for drivers. Our Bucks County auto accident lawyer is here to remind you about the hazardous driving conditions fall brings so that you can take adequate precautions to mitigate them: Falling temperatures – Low nighttime temperatures in autumn can Read More

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

4 Ladder Safety Tips for Autumn Jobs

While using a ladder outdoors poses a safety risk during any season, doing so is especially dangerous during the fall when the ground is covered with wet leaves or precipitation. Still, there are many autumn jobs that require one to use a ladder, such as cleaning out gutters, picking fruit in an orchard or working Read More

Category: Bucks County, Work Injury, Work Safety, Workers Compensation

Follow These Safety Tips While Doing Autumn Yard Work

With autumn comes a long list of yard chores – raking and cleaning up leaves, trimming back plants in preparation for winter and mulching trees and shrubs are all tasks that need to be done during this season. While completing these seasonal chores, it’s essential to keep a few basic safety rules in mind in Read More

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

Best Practices for Avoiding Injuries on Halloween

Halloween is a fun-filled day for kids and adults alike. At the same time, this spooky holiday can hold a variety of dangers which may give rise to serious accidents. According to the National Safety Council’s 2017 Injury Facts report, children are more than two times as likely to be struck and killed by a Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Child Injury, Injury, Injury Lawyer, Motor Vehicle Accidents

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