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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.


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

SEPTA Accidents: What Every Rider Should Know

Riding SEPTA buses, trains and trolleys is a convenient and affordable way to get around the Greater Philadelphia area. But just like any other form of transportation, SEPTA vehicles can be involved in accidents. Given this risk, it is important to be aware of the laws surrounding SEPTA incidents and to know what steps to Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

5 Safety Tips Every SEPTA Rider Should Follow This Winter

Riding on SEPTA trains, trolleys and buses comes with some level of danger on any given day of the year. However, as is true with any form of transportation, using SEPTA to get around in wintry conditions is particularly risky. Whether you’re a frequent or occasional passenger, here are five tips our Bucks County SEPTA Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Auto Accidents, Bucks County, Injury Lawyer, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury, Public Transportation Accident, Safety Tips, 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 Types of Burn Injuries Commonly Caused by Negligence

According to the American Burn Association, over 485,000 burn injuries that are severe enough to require medical treatment occur each year in the U.S. Unfortunately, as our Bucks County burn injury attorney can attest to, many of these incidents occur as a result of negligence. Here are the four major types of burn injuries along Read More

Category: Bucks County, Injury, Injury Lawyer, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury, Severe Injury, Work Injury

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

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