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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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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Driving in Spring Thunderstorms: The Risks & How to Handle Them

On even the most beautiful spring days, sunny skies can easily turn stormy at a moment’s notice. While it’s best to avoid driving until the thunderstorm has passed, our Bucks County motor vehicle accident lawyer knows it’s not always possible to do so. For times when you have no choice but to weather the storm Read More

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Don’t Neglect These 4 Motorcycle Safety Tips While Riding This May

Mild, sunny spring days make for ideal motorcycle riding conditions. If you choose to hit the open road on a motorcycle this season, it’s important to keep in mind that this mode of transportation is especially dangerous: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclist fatalities were 27 times as common as deaths Read More

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How to Quickly Clear Up a Foggy Windshield

Having your windshield fog up while driving isn’t just irritating; it’s also highly dangerous, as it decreases your ability to see the road and what lies ahead. To help you deal with this driving hazard this spring, our Bucks County auto accident lawyer is here to offer instructions on how to clear up a foggy Read More

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