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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 Measures Every Pedestrian Should Take This Fall

According to a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, close to 6,000 pedestrian fatalities occurred in 2017. This saddening statistic underlines the need for citizens to exercise extreme caution when walking close to vehicles and crossing the street. While traveling on foot is potentially dangerous all year round, it’s particularly risky during the autumn Read More

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

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

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

Essential Safety Precautions to Take While Celebrating July 4th

Fourth of July is a beloved holiday that commemorates our nation’s freedom and gives Americans an opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones. Whether you’re going on vacation or staying close to home this July 4th, our Bucks County severe injury attorney encourages you to be vigilant about keeping yourself and the ones you Read More

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

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

How to Prevent Personal Injuries This Father’s Day Weekend

Every year on the third Sunday in June, families across the nation gather together to celebrate Father’s Day. This holiday offers a great opportunity to bond with loved ones and enjoy the beautiful summertime weather. The activity of choice depends on the specific family, but some common favorites include grilling, boating and swimming. While all Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, 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

4 Important Safety Guidelines to Follow This Memorial Day Weekend

Along with honoring those who have given their lives for our country, Memorial Day weekend is meant to be a time to relax with your loved ones. Whether you’re taking off on a family road trip or simply hanging out in the backyard with friends, it’s important to prioritize safety so that no one gets Read More

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

5 Steps to Safe, Accident-Free Spring Cleaning

Now that it finally feels like spring here in Bucks County, it’s time to get started on your to-do list of spring cleaning tasks. As you do so, it’s important to remember that spring cleaning can expose you and your family to certain safety risks if you aren’t careful. To help you avoid incidents and Read More

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

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 Steps to Take Following a SEPTA Accident

Traveling on SEPTA buses, trains and trolleys may be a convenient and affordable way to commute, but it can also be quite dangerous. As our experienced Bucks County SEPTA accident attorney knows all too well, numerous people are injured in accidents on this form of public transportation each year. Furthermore, SEPTA accidents are especially common Read More

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

4 Steps to a Safe & Happy New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is one of the most exciting nights of the year – it’s a time to celebrate the past year and ring in the new one with family and friends. While you’re making merry and welcoming 2018, it can be easy to forget to prioritize safety. To help you keep yourself and everyone Read More

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

7 Tips for Hosting a Safe & Fun Holiday Party

Gathering together and spending quality time with your loved ones is what the holidays are all about. If you’re hosting festivities at your house this year, be sure to read these guidelines from our Bucks County personal injury lawyer so that everyone stays safe while you’re making merry: Test your smoke alarms before the gathering Read More

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

Tips for Staying Safe at Seasonal Attractions

Autumn is the season of hayrides, corn mazes and haunted houses. While these seasonal activities can be a great time for the whole family, they also have the potential to be dangerous if you don’t take responsibility for your own safety. To prevent you or someone you love from being hurt at a seasonal attraction Read More

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

4 Tailgating Safety Tips for Football Season

Football season is here again! If you and your family are football fanatics, chances are you have tickets for one or more of the big games of the season. You may even be planning to do some tailgating. If you decide to hang out and grill or enjoy adult beverages outside of the stadium before Read More

Category: Bucks County, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury

7 Steps to Take If Hit While Walking or Biking

Now that the weather is getting cooler, you may be more eager to walk or ride your bike instead of driving. While these two modes of transportation are great for your health, our Bucks County personal injury lawyer urges you to consider that they may be riskier than you expect. According to the National Highway Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Auto Accidents, Bicycle Injury, Bike Accidents, Bike Injury, Bucks County, Car Accidents, Injury Lawyer, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury

I was in a SEPTA accident. Now what?

Photo Credit: JP Mueller How often do you ride public transit? Thousands of Philadelphians rely on SEPTA trains, busses, and trolleys on a daily basis. While there are great benefits to using public transportation (energy conservation, pollution reduction), there are also inherent risks involved. Accidents happen—and mass transit agencies certainly aren’t spared that truth. Case Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Philadelphia, Public Transportation Accident

Common River & Stream Hazards to Put on Your Radar

On hot summer days, taking a trip to a river or stream is a tranquil and inexpensive way to cool off. However, even shallow, calm waters can hold unexpected dangers. Therefore, it’s important to be highly cautious when in or near rivers and streams. Whether you’re taking a dip, tubing, or simply hiking close to Read More

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

Hot Tub & Spa Safety Tips for All Ages

Whether you’re in your backyard, on a cruise ship, or at the gym, taking a dip in a spa or hot tub is a wonderful way to unwind and relieve stress. Unfortunately, people often forget that hot tubs can pose a serious injury risk. According to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital, more than 6,600 people were Read More

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

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