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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.


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

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

4 Crucial Guidelines for Backyard Fire Pit Safety

Gathering around a bonfire with people you love is one of the best parts of autumn. But just like any fire source, fire pits can easily become dangerous if you aren’t careful to take certain precautions before, during and after a fire. Here are a few important fire pit safety tips our Bucks County accident Read More

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

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

4 Key Safety Reminders for Halloween Decorating

The spookiest day of the year is just around the corner! Whether you’re planning an extravagant Halloween party or simply putting out a dish of candy for trick-or-treaters, safety is not to be neglected. To keep your frightfully awesome Halloween display safe for costumed visitors of all ages, follow these tips from our Bucks County Read More

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

Concussion Prevention Tips for Young Athletes Playing Fall Sports

Now that the new academic year is back in full swing, school sports are beginning to start up again. Whether your children are involved in football, soccer, field hockey or some other fall sport, it’s essential to make sure they are prepared to play safely. Protecting the head in order to avoid concussions is especially Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Concussion Injury, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Safety Tips, School Injury Lawyer

Slip & Fall Accident? Watch Out for Concussion Symptoms

This Friday, September 20th, is National Concussion Awareness Day. Sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of America, this annual event is designed to raise awareness about the importance of prompt diagnosis and treatment of mild traumatic brain injuries. While providing legal support for individuals who have suffered lasting consequences from accident-related concussions, our Bucks County Read More

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

Staying Safe at Sporting Events: 5 Must-Follow Tips

Now that school is back in session and the 2019 football season has kicked off, chances are you’ll be attending a sporting event in the near future. Maybe you’ll head to the stadium to cheer on the Eagles, or perhaps you’ll go to a school game to support a young athlete you love. Either way Read More

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

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

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