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Keeping Kids Safe on Holiday Shopping Trips

The holiday season is here! Unless you’ve switched over to shopping completely online, chances are you’ll be braving the crowds and heading to the mall to shop for gifts sometime soon. If you choose to bring your little ones along, our Bucks County child injury lawyer urges you to consider that shopping malls hold many Read More

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

Follow These Safety Tips While Doing Autumn Yard Work

With autumn comes a long list of yard chores – raking and cleaning up leaves, trimming back plants in preparation for winter and mulching trees and shrubs are all tasks that need to be done during this season. While completing these seasonal chores, it’s essential to keep a few basic safety rules in mind in Read More

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

5 Tricks & Tips for Safe Halloween Decorating

Halloween is right around the corner! Whether you have kids of your own or you’re expecting trick-or-treaters, decorating your home for this spooky holiday is a ton of fun. Still, it’s important to keep the safety of your family and guests in mind when doing so to make sure that no one gets injured. Here Read More

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

Why Are Slips & Falls More Common During Autumn?

Autumn is a lovely season, but unfortunately, it brings an increased risk of experiencing a slip or fall incident. When you stop to think about the factors that are present in autumn but not in the warm months, it’s no wonder why these types of injuries increase during this season. So what can you do Read More

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

Safety Tips for Enjoying Autumn Outdoor Activities

  Early autumn brings gorgeous weather, making it the perfect time to get outside and have fun with friends and family. Still, it’s important to keep safety in mind to avoid accidents and injuries while enjoying the season. Now that fall has officially arrived here in the Greater Philadelphia area, our Bucks County accident lawyer Read More

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

5 Essential Bounce House Safety Rules to Prevent Child Injuries

Jumping around in an inflatable bounce house is a super fun activity for children of all ages. However, the merriment can quickly be ruined by an injury if proper safety precautions aren’t taken when setting up and using the bounce house. Whether you purchase your own backyard bounce house or your family attends an event Read More

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

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

5 Ways to Prevent Road Trip Accidents

Piling family and friends into the car and heading to the beach or some other vacation destination is one of the most beloved activities of summer. But it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of the trip and forget to concentrate on safety when packing up the car and hitting the road. To Read More

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

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

4 Steps to Preventing Playground Accidents

Taking your kids to the local playground during the summer is a great way to help them stay active and social while school’s out. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the playground can be a dangerous place for children. As reported by the CDC, more than 200,000 children ages 14 and under are Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Child Injury, Injury, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Safety Tips, Slip And Fall, Wrongful Death

Water Park Drowning Hazards & How to Avoid Them

Taking a family trip to the water park is one of the best ways to cool off and have fun on a scorching summer day. However, just like any activity that involves water, spending time on and near water-based attractions presents a drowning risk, especially for young children and those who cannot swim. From water Read More

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

4 Ways to Prevent Child Injuries When Mowing the Lawn

In order to keep your yard from turning into a jungle, running the lawnmower every few weeks is essential in the summertime. As you settle into your lawn-mowing routine this summer, it’s important to refresh your memory on proper lawnmower safety procedures to prevent injuries to yourself and others. We urge you to be especially Read More

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

4 Tips for Making Your Private Swimming Pool Safer

  If you have a swimming pool in your yard, chances are you’re planning to open it within the next few weeks in preparation for the upcoming hot weather. In addition to doing the usual pool preparation tasks, such as testing the water and shocking the pool, you should also take some time to think Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Safety Tips, Swimming Pool Injury

4 Motorcycle Safety Precautions Every Springtime Rider Should Take

Now that temperatures are starting to rise here in Bucks County, many people are choosing to travel by motorcycle to take advantage of the warm air. If you decide to join the club, it’s important to follow a few motorcycle safety procedures to keep yourself and others on the road out of harm’s way. Here’s Read More

Category: Bucks County, Driving Tips, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Safety Tips

5 Essential Construction Site Safety Tips for Rainy Spring Days

Working in construction is a dangerous job any day of the year, but it’s especially risky during the springtime when temperatures are unpredictable and frequent rainstorms create slippery conditions. Therefore, if you’re on a construction crew, it’s important to make a conscious effort to avoid spring safety hazards. To help you do so, here are Read More

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

4 Tips for Avoiding Auto Accidents During Daylight Saving Time

According to a research study done at the University of Colorado at Boulder, traffic fatalities increase by up to 17 percent during the week after the time changes in the spring for Daylight Saving Time. You may find it hard to believe that the clocks springing ahead by one hour could have such a dramatic Read More

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

Tips For SEPTA Commuters This Month

Unless you’re on vacation (lucky you!), you probably know what’s going on with the SEPTA Regional Rail system. Last weekend, SEPTA removed 120 of their Silverliner V passenger cars from service due to a “significant structural defect.” SEPTA officials discovered cracks in a key load-bearing component of the Silverliner V’s, their newest rail cars. Cars Read More

Category: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Philadelphia, Public Transportation Accident, Safety Tips

Top 4 Safety Tips for Motorcyclists

If you’ve ever ridden a motorcycle, then you’re familiar with the excitement and exhilaration that accompanies it. On the other hand, you’re also aware that they can be quite dangerous. In order to enjoy the thrill of motorcycling while avoiding injuries, it’s important to follow these safety tips from our Bucks County motorcycle accident lawyer Read More

Category: Bike Accidents, Bike Injury, Safety Tips

6 Essential Spring Sports Safety Tips

Did you know that approximately 8,000 children are treated in emergency rooms every single day for sports-related injuries? In order to prevent your child from being one of these statistics, it’s important to familiarize yourself with sports safety and teach your kids about it as well. To help you do so, here are a few Read More

Category: Safety Tips

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