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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

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

3 Must-Follow Safety Rules for Pool Parties

Pool parties are a classic summertime activity that promises family fun and bonding time. But if you aren’t careful to account for water-related dangers, someone you love could easily get hurt or even drown. To avoid this nightmare scenario, pool and hot tub owners should follow these guidelines from our Bucks County swimming pool accident Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Child Injury, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Premise Liability Lawyer, Safety Tips, Slip And Fall, Spinal Cord Injuries, Swimming Pool Injury

Avoiding Dog Bite Incidents: 4 Smart Tips for Dog Owners

With the gorgeous weather we’ve been having here in Bucks County, you’ve likely been spending a good bit of time outside lately – especially if you have a dog! When enjoying spring sunshine with pets, it’s important to remember a few basic incident prevention strategies. Our Bucks County dog bite attorney encourages you to take Read More

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

A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Head Injuries in Children

Head injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to more serious ailments like concussions and skull fractures. Unfortunately, these injuries are a leading cause of death and disability among young people. Thus, it’s crucial for parents to be adamant about enforcing safety rules in order to prevent their children from sustaining a head injury Read More

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

Setting Your Family Up for a Safe & Fun Spring

Now that spring has officially arrived, it’s time to get outside! While you’re enjoying the fresh air and warm sunlight, just don’t forget to prioritize safety as well as fun. Consider the hazards that springtime can present for your family; then, take action to prevent accidents and injuries by following these tips from our Bucks Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bicycle Injury, Bike Accidents, Bike Injury, Bucks County, Child Injury, Dog Bites, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Safety Tips

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

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

How to Limit the Risk of At-Home Child Injuries

With temperatures starting to cool off and sunset coming earlier each day, your family is most likely beginning to spend more time indoors. While you might expect there to be a much lower chance of injuries when your kids play in the house as compared to outside of it, accident data shows that this isn’t Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Child Injury, Drowning Attorney, Injury Lawyer, Safety Tips, Wrongful Death

Keeping Your Kids Safe As They Head Back to School

We all know that back-to-school season can get hectic. But while you’re busy preparing your family for the start of another academic year, it’s important to set aside some time to refresh everyone’s memory on best practices for preventing accidents while traveling to and from school. Here are a few things our Bucks County school Read More

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

Our Guide to Protecting Your Kids from Eye Injuries

According to statistics collected by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, thousands of children sustain an eye injury each year, and around 90 percent of these incidents happen as a direct result of failure to wear appropriate eye protection. In an effort to raise awareness about the need for parents to take precautions to help their Read More

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

How to Create & Maintain a Yard That’s Safe for Children

Given the beautiful summer weather we’ve been having here in Bucks County, chances are your kids have been spending a good deal of time out in the yard soaking up the sun and playing with their friends. Doing so offers a great opportunity for your children to be active and socialize with their peers, but Read More

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

5 Questions to Ask Before Settling on a Children’s Summer Camp

When researching summer camps for your kids, you of course want to look for one that will teach your children valuable skills while allowing them to have fun with other kids their age. But when choosing a camp, you can’t forget about safety – after all, most camps are held outdoors and involve activities that Read More

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

4 Practices to Keep Children Safe While Playing Near Water

According to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year there are around 800 child drownings. Furthermore, drowning is the top cause of injury-related death for kids ages 1-3 and the second most common cause among children under 15. These statistics demonstrate just how risky water can be for kids Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Child Injury, Drowning Attorney, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Safety Tips, Swimming Pool Injury

5 Ways to Help Your Kids Play Safely This Spring

Playing outside in the springtime has many benefits for kids: it encourages them to socialize, get some fresh air and look away from screens for a while. At the same time, outdoor spring activities can put children at a heightened risk for accidents if certain safety rules aren’t followed. To keep your kids safe as Read More

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

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 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

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

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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