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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.


Safety Reminders for SEPTA Riders

Millions of people in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs depend on SEPTA trains, buses and trolleys to get where they need to go. If you are one of these individuals, it’s important to make sure you are doing everything in your power to keep SEPTA safe for yourself and others. In an effort to help Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Public Transportation Accident, 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

4 Tips to Avoid Trouble While Water Tubing

Water tubing is an exhilarating summertime activity for all ages. But just like any adventure involving water, tubing can lead to accidents and injuries if you don’t take care to do it safely. To help your family steer clear of incidents while enjoying tubing trips in your local creek, lake or river, our Bucks County Read More

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

Staying Safe During Fourth of July Festivities

The 4th of July is one of the most eventful parts of summer, and it’s almost here! Whether you’re celebrating the holiday at home or getting away for the weekend, it’s important to keep safety top of mind. Here are a few reminders from our trusted Bucks County injury lawyer, Gary Heslin. Tips from the Read More

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

Steps to Take Following a Dog Bite Incident

In Bucks County and beyond, people typically spend more time outside with their dogs during the warm months. If you’re a canine enthusiast, you probably think of this as a great thing. Either way, you should keep in mind that dog bites are statistically more likely to occur in the summertime. These incidents can happen Read More

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

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

4 Must-Follow Rules for Safe Fishing Expeditions

Fishing is a fun pastime for all ages. Here in Bucks County, it’s especially enjoyable when the weather is nice during summertime. As peak fishing season begins, our Bucks County personal injury attorney would like to share a few safety reminders for anyone who is fond of fishing: Wear the proper attire – Whether you’re Read More

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

A Spring Cleaning Checklist for Senior Citizens & Their Caregivers

Spring is known as the season for cleaning and reorganizing. Taking time to eliminate clutter can make one feel more relaxed and help reduce the chance of accidents in the home. Regular decluttering is especially important for the elderly, as they are more susceptible to slip and fall accidents as well as serious injuries such Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Premise Liability Lawyer, Safety Tips, Slip And Fall

Is Hiring an Attorney Necessary for Personal Injury Claims?

In the unfortunate event that you sustain a personal injury due to another party’s negligence, you may consider hiring a Bucks County injury lawyer to represent you in court. Granted, this is not a requirement, and you absolutely have the right to represent yourself if you so choose. But keep in mind: there are many Read More

Category: Bucks County, Injury, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Severe Injury

Lowering the Likelihood of Slips & Falls at Your Residence

Springtime brings mild, sunny weather in place of snow and ice. However, this doesn’t mean we should let slip and fall prevention fall by the wayside. Potentially serious slip and fall accidents can happen during any season, so it’s important to be adamant about mitigating hazards all year long. To prevent a family member or Read More

Category: Bucks County, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Premise Liability Lawyer, Safety Tips, Slip And Fall

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

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

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

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

5 Home Safety Tasks for a Smooth Transition to Spring

Daylight Saving Time has begun, and the official start of spring isn’t far behind! As we look forward to the warmer days ahead, our Bucks County personal injury lawyer recommends using some of that extra daylight to conduct a spring safety checkup at your residence. Here are five important items to put on your list Read More

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

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

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

Minimizing the Chance of Winter Slips & Falls on Your Property

Slip and fall incidents can happen even in fair weather, but they are significantly more likely on days when wintry precipitation covers the sidewalks and roads in Bucks County. It is not uncommon for these accidents to result in serious injuries, including: Traumatic Brain Injuries Back Injuries Sprains/Broken Bones Spinal Cord Injuries Given how devastating Read More

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

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