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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 Jul 02, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
Who's Responsible For an Injury at a Sporting Event?

What happens when a foul ball or stray hockey puck goes awry and enters the stands? Who's responsible for medical bills, possible lost time at work, and more? The answer might surprise you.

Published on Jul 02, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
wedding drunk driving

Your wedding day is a joyous occasion, but it can be stressful to host such a large-scale event. A bride and groom-to-be have a lot on their plates that day—in addition to performing their duties as hosts. Since the majority of wedding celebrations involve alcohol, one aspect of these hosting duties is ensuring that guests remain safe by celebrating responsibly.

Published on Jun 30, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
The History of Fireworks

Fireworks have a long history dating back to 7th century China, where the first fireworks were purportedly invented. Since then, fireworks have become a staple in celebrations throughout the world. On special nights, the sky is often lit with rainbow explosions and massive blasts commemorating festivities.

Published on Jun 30, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
construction zone accidents

We know that construction zones can be dangerous for drivers, but the fact that construction workers risk their lives at their job is often overlooked. While the number of highway work zone fatalities has been declining over the past 10 years, the risk of an accident remains a threat. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 105 workers were killed at road construction sites in 2013. Twenty-five of those fatalities occurred in Pennsylvania.

Published on Jun 29, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
Interesting Cases in History

Sometimes you turn on the news and hear about a lawsuit that's so unbelievable it makes you do a double take. Being in the legal profession, we can tell you that there are many unique and – ahem – interesting cases out there. So we decided to take a look at some of the more odd cases that have existed in recent memory. We're sure you've probably heard – or maybe even seen – some of these headlines in recent years.

Published on Jun 26, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
pittsburgh's dangerous roads

Every driver has "the one" – that one road or intersection you dread because it's too congested, too narrow, or too confusing. With Pittsburgh's many one-way streets, hilly topography, and sometimes confusing traffic signs, you may even have "the two" or "the three." For almost 100 years, the city has kept track of which streets are actually the most likely to cause an accident, and below we list which ones made the top five recently and in 1930. Keep reading to see if your "one" made the cut.

Published on Jun 25, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
What You Need for Your Next Motorcycle Ride

What you pack can make the difference between a memorable trip or a trip to the emergency room. At our law firm, we see first-hand how devastating motorcycle injuries can be. That’s why we’ve put together a short list to help keep you safe on your next motorcycle trip.

Published on Jun 24, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
brain injury
Nearly 1.7 million Americans sustain Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) each year. A TBI typically occurs when a powerful blow or jolt to the head disrupts normal brain function. In 2011, our friend and fellow Edgar Snyder & Associates employee, Chris, sustained a traumatic brain injury. He recently sat down to discuss his experience and how aspects of his everyday life have changed since the incident.
Published on Jun 23, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
5 Mistakes After an Accident

Preparing for an accident is nearly impossible, because we never know when accidents will strike. They happen in the blink of an eye, and it’s hard to keep things straight in the heat of the moment. The last thing you want is to jeopardize your future because of a simple mistake you made in the confusing aftermath of car crash.

Published on Jun 18, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
accident-prone movie dads

We’ve put together a list of some of the most “dad-sasterous” movie characters, as well as the possible, real-world ramifications of their famous film shenanigans.

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