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Our Blog: Where Law Meets Life

Where does the law meet you in everyday life? Probably in more places than you expect. From hosting your child’s graduation party to renewing your auto insurance, our daily lives are filled with legal and safety implications, many we never even consider.

Our blog is here to bring those situations to life, tackling the most common questions and misconceptions we hear related to accidents, injuries, and safety. We also feature our work with local nonprofit partners and share legal news and updates from our law firm. Want to find out where the law meets your life? Read on!

Published on Nov 25, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
thanksgiving driving dangers

Thanksgiving Day is consistently deemed the Deadliest Single Day of the Year for U.S. Drivers. The increased number of car accidents on and around Thanksgiving causes a very distinct spike in the overall U.S. mortality rate during this time.

Published on Nov 23, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
thanksgiving table

The last guest has left your house after Thanksgiving dinner. The food was delicious and everyone had a good time. As far as you’re concerned, the night was a success and you can take a few minutes to relax. Did you know that in Pennsylvania, you might want to wait to breathe that post-holiday sigh of relief? According to the state’s Social Host Law, you can be held responsible for some of your guests’ actions even after they leave your party.

Published on Nov 19, 2015 by Edgar Snyder

How to Deal With Fall's Fallen Leaves, Branches, and Other Tree Debris

Published on Nov 18, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
Madeline Seel

In 2012, two things happened that would play a part in shaping Madeline Seel’s future. The first occurred in March of that year. Adam, her brother’s best friend, died in a motorcycle accident when another driver ran a stop sign, hitting Adam and killing him instantly. Adam was like a second brother to Madeline, and she and her family were heartbroken. What she did next is inspiring.

Published on Nov 11, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
Lily's Holiday Wish

Lily was one of four local elementary students who were announced as winners of the Edgar Snyder & Associates "My Holiday Wish" Coloring Contest. In addition to bragging rights and prizes of their own, each student received a $1,000 donation to his or her school and will be featured on the law firm's holiday greeting card.

Published on Nov 09, 2015 by Edgar Snyder

Losing a child. Being unable to work. Never seeing a friend's face again. Waking up in a hospital. Having no idea where to turn.

Published on Nov 03, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
Best Law Firms in America

The law firm of Edgar Snyder & Associates has received Tier 1 rankings in the categories of Pittsburgh Plaintiff's Personal Injury Litigation, Pittsburgh Plaintiff's Product Liability Litigation, and Pittsburgh Claimant's Workers' Compensation Law from U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms". The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and peer reviews.

Published on Oct 30, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
Keep It Cool With Your Ghouls

Nothing will spoil your spooky fun on Halloween faster than an accident or injury. While Halloween is often associated with things that go bump in the night, the real dangers on All Hallows' Eve may actually be right under your nose.

Published on Oct 29, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
edgar snyder halloween costume

How To Dress as The Famous Pittsburgh Lawyer This Halloween | Check out our favorite Edgar Snyder Halloween costumes. Plus, a helpful visual guide which simplifies the “Snyderization Process” into five easy steps.

Published on Oct 27, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
Is Your Haunted House Up to Code?

If you're a Halloween-head and love to create your own homemade haunted house, there are a few safety issues you should keep in mind. Remember, as a homeowner, you're responsible for any injuries that occur on your property. So follow these tips to keep your spooky spectacle safe and fun for all.

Published on Oct 22, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
Why Deer Are More Deadly Than Sharks

Did you know you're far more likely to have a fateful encounter with a potentially deadly deer than with any kind of shark? In the list of most deadly animals, deer outpace sharks by a rate of nearly 200 to 1.

Published on Oct 21, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
Halloween Movie Dangers

We love Halloween. The cool breeze that rustles fallen leaves, kids trick-or-treating through the neighborhoods, and watching scary movies with friends and family. At our law firm, we always find it fun to watch spooky movies through a legal lens.

Published on Oct 14, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
Motorcycle Riding in the Rain

We've put together a few tips to keep you safe if you're riding in the rain. By following these helpful hints, you should be able to make it to your destination safe and sound – and await the dryer weather.

Published on Oct 12, 2015 by Edgar Snyder

A few months ago, our law firm reached out to Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, a wonderful no-kill animal shelter in New Kensington, PA. We wanted to see how we could help one of their canine residents find a home, and that’s how we met Chloe.

Published on Oct 09, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
snow angels

Each winter, over 100 volunteers in Allegheny County leave their homes, head out into their neighborhoods, and provide a crucial service to the elderly and people with disabilities. Those volunteers live all over Allegheny County – from the North Hills to Carnegie to Monroeville. They are doctors, lawyers, parents, and students. Some of them are as young as 12 and others are grandparents, but they all have one thing in common: they are Snow Angels.

Published on Oct 08, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
pet seat belt laws

Pennsylvania seat belt law says all drivers, all front seat passengers, and anyone under 18 must wear a seat belt in a motor vehicle—but what about pet passengers? Currently, only a handful of states have laws regulating how pets travel in vehicles.

Published on Oct 01, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
5 Most Dangerous Home Appliances

Your home is your castle. It's the place where you go to relax, unwind, and feel at ease. Unfortunately, there are certain items in your home that can pose a threat to you and your family members if you aren't careful. By keeping these few things in mind, you'll be able to breathe easy knowing your family is safe and sound.

Published on Sep 28, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
science of speed limits

Speed limits are in place to keep everyone on the road as safe as possible, and most motorists accept them as a part of the driving experience. But who decides how fast is too fast? And how are speed limits determined?

Published on Sep 24, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
Where You Sit Could Save Your Life

Since the dawn of the automobile, siblings and friends have probably argued about who gets to ride shotgun. In fact, we've created a whole game that revolves around getting the front passenger seat in a car. While it's often the coolest or most comfortable seat, riding shotgun might not be the safest place to sit.

Published on Sep 22, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
Picking the Right Car Seat

Car seats are extremely important in keeping your child safe. They've been shown to reduce fatal injury by up to 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers. Booster seats have dropped fatal injury rates by over 45% as well. Science has shown time and again that choosing the right safety seat for your child can make all the difference in the event of a car accident.

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