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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

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

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

A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Head Injuries in Children

Head injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to more serious ailments like concussions and skull fractures. Unfortunately, these injuries are a leading cause of death and disability among young people. Thus, it’s crucial for parents to be adamant about enforcing safety rules in order to prevent their children from sustaining a head injury Read More

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

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

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

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

Fundamental Winter Safety Precautions for Outdoor Workers

Unfortunately, life doesn’t stop for inclement weather, and there is still work that must be done on winter days when road conditions are precarious and temperatures are dangerously low. As if commuting in the cold wasn’t bad enough, those who work outdoors must face harsh conditions for extended periods of time during winter. If you’re Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Safety Tips, Winter Safety, Work Injury, Work Safety, Workers Compensation

4 Vital Home Safety Guidelines for Winter

Frigid temperatures and precipitation make winter a treacherous time here in Bucks County. To reduce your risk of accidents and injuries this season, it’s important to be prepared and exercise caution – both while you’re out in the elements and at home. In an effort to help you and your loved ones make it through Read More

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

Keeping Your Kids Safe Around the Holidays

The holidays are a time for gathering together and celebrating with the special people in our lives. If you have little ones, this season is especially wonderful, as you have the opportunity to share traditions with them and perhaps even create some new ones. But while you’re making merry with your family and friends, it’s Read More

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

Our Guide to Preventing Wintertime Slips & Falls

With the first official day of winter only about a week away, chances are we’ll be seeing more snow and ice here in Bucks County before too long. In preparation for wintry precipitation and the slippery conditions it will inevitably create, our Bucks County slip and fall attorney encourages you to review these tips for Read More

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

4 Must-Follow Safety Guidelines for Holiday Decorating

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the holiday season! Aside from feasting and spending quality time with loved ones, decorating the house is one of the most exciting parts of this festive time of year. However, holiday décor can easily go from cheery to hazardous if you don’t take certain precautions. To keep Read More

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

4 Safety Precautions to Take During Hunting Season

For many, one of the most exciting parts of fall is the start of hunting season. Whether you plan to partake in this autumn activity or not, it’s important to be aware of when and where hunting may be occurring and to exercise caution whenever you’re in an area in which it is permitted. To Read More

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

4 Important Steps to Prepare Your Home for Halloween Visitors

Halloween is here, so it’s time to make your last-minute preparations for this fun and spooky holiday! While you’re busy filling the candy dish and putting the finishing touches on your costume, don’t forget to make sure your house is ready for trick-or-treaters and anyone else who may stop by your home for Halloween festivities Read More

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

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

How to Limit the Risk of At-Home Child Injuries

With temperatures starting to cool off and sunset coming earlier each day, your family is most likely beginning to spend more time indoors. While you might expect there to be a much lower chance of injuries when your kids play in the house as compared to outside of it, accident data shows that this isn’t Read More

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

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

Smart Tips for Avoiding Preventable Accidents at Amusement Parks

As the days get cooler and the start of another school year approaches, your family may be trying to squeeze in a few last getaways. If the pursuit of adventure brings you to an amusement park, it’s important to prioritize safety along with having a fun time. Although uncommon, amusement park accidents do happen from Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Injury, Injury Lawyer, Safety Tips, Wrongful Death

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