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Resolutions for 2020: Safety Tips for the Workplace & the Road

The new year presents an opportunity to evaluate your habits and, if needed, to hit the reset button. As you set personal and professional goals for 2020, you might think about how you can improve in terms of keeping yourself and those around you safe. To help you establish your intentions, our Bucks County accident Read More

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

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

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

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

Simple Steps to Prevent Parking Lot Accidents

Car accidents can happen anywhere – including in parking lots. In fact, according to the National Safety Council (NSC), parking lot/garage incidents number in the tens of thousands annually. Despite low speed limits, distracted driving, speeding and other reckless driving behaviors are common in parking areas. Thus, it is important to take precautions while parking Read More

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

Proving Liability in a Car Accident Claim

While car crashes can occur for many different reasons, the vast majority are caused by driver error, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Driving recklessly, failing to devote one’s full attention to the road or driving under the influence can all contribute to accidents that fall under this category. If you are Read More

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

Sharing the Road with Motorcycles: How to Prevent Collisions

Each time you get behind the wheel, you have a responsibility to drive in a way that promotes the safety of yourself, your passengers and everyone else on the road. This includes remembering that, as compared to cars, motorcycles are more difficult to see and offer far less protection for those operating them. In honor Read More

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

4 Essential Reminders for Safe Springtime Driving

With each season comes a specific set of hazards that drivers are more likely to encounter on the roads. For spring in particular, our Bucks County auto accident lawyer suggests keeping the following tips in mind to help yourself navigate seasonal risks: Remember that construction season is back in full swing – As the weather Read More

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

Handling Spring Road Hazards: Accident Prevention for Motorcyclists

If you own a motorcycle, you’re most likely thrilled that favorable riding weather has returned! But before you get back on your bike for a springtime adventure, it’s of chief importance that you brush up on motorcycle safety. To help prepare yourself to ride safely this season, our Bucks County motorcycle accident lawyer recommends reviewing Read More

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

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

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

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

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

Avoiding Collisions During Peak Deer Season

The risk of hitting a deer while driving exists all year long. However, these accidents are much more likely to occur during the autumn months, when deer become more active as they mate and migrate. With this in mind, our Bucks County car accident lawyer would like to offer a few tips to help you Read More

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

Seeking Compensation for Your Injuries After an Uber/Lyft Accident

In recent years, ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft have spread across the nation, including to Bucks County and the rest of the Philadelphia area. While these apps offer a fast, convenient way to get around, our Bucks County car accident attorney urges you to remember that using them does involve certain risks for Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Auto Accidents, Bucks County, Car Accidents, Injury Lawyer, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Taxi Cab Attorney, Taxi Cab Injury

4 Essential Car Maintenance Steps for Autumn

Autumn is officially here, which means temperatures are swiftly getting cooler and the amount of daylight is decreasing little by little each day. As the new season takes hold, our Bucks County auto accident attorney would like to highlight the importance of taking time to optimize your car for safe driving throughout the fall and Read More

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

Take These Precautions to Prevent Traumatic Brain Injuries

Sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to life-changing side effects, including permanently impaired movement, cognition, emotional functioning, vision and/or hearing. In the most severe cases, this type of head injury can even be fatal. Unfortunately, according to the CDC, the incidence of TBI in the U.S. has been on the rise in recent Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Auto Accidents, Bucks County, Car Accidents, Concussion Injury, Injury Lawyer, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury, Severe Injury, Slip And Fall, Wrongful Death

Labor Day Weekend: Avoiding Accidents on Congested Roads

Labor Day weekend is made for creating end-of-summer memories with those you love. As the holiday approaches and Pennsylvanians begin traveling to their celebration destinations, things can easily become hectic on the road. No matter what your Labor Day plans involve, you’ll most likely encounter traffic. In fact, according to data from the National Safety Read More

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

4 Smart Ways to Avoid Distraction-Related Car Accidents

Whether your attention is taken off the road by your cell phone, your passengers or something else, there’s no doubt that driving while distracted is extremely unsafe. In fact, the National Safety Council estimates that behind-the-wheel cell phone use – just one of the many causes of distracted driving – leads to 1.6 million crashes Read More

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