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!

Feb 22, 2017

The decision you make at a yellow light—whether to slam on your brakes and screech to a halt, or hit the gas and proceed through the intersection—could very well be the difference between a safe ride to work and a trip to the local emergency room.

Feb 17, 2017

While light-duty jobs are part of the Workers' Comp process, there are a few things you should consider before deciding whether or not to accept such an assignment.

Feb 13, 2017

In Pennsylvania, young drivers caused nearly a fifth of all motor vehicle crashes in 2015, the most recent year for which statistics are available.

Feb 10, 2017

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said his office is working in four capacities to help combat elder abuse in the Keystone State

Feb 07, 2017

We get it – insurance is boring. But having enough coverage could protect you and help you get back on your feet if you're ever in a motorcycle accident.

Feb 02, 2017

While hilarity ensued when Murray's fictional Phil relived the same day over and over, trust us when we tell you that repeating these five cold-weather driving habits can lead you to be a crash culprit.

Jan 30, 2017

With age may come wisdom, but for some, it may also come with medical conditions—and some of them could require prescription medication. Unfortunately for many older, mobile Americans, meds and travel don't mix.

Jan 26, 2017

If you've been skimping on sleep, listen up: Getting less than four hours of shut-eye each day gives you about the same level of impairment as being legally drunk.

Jan 23, 2017

The FDA announced recently that it will host a two-day public workshop in April to gather information and discuss safety concerns related to e-cigarette batteries.

Jan 17, 2017

We'd like to invite you to join Snyder's Drivers, a community of people committed to help keep our roads safer for everyone.

Jan 17, 2017

It's important to note that while fatal crashes decreased across the board in 2015, in many categories, crash injuries are on the rise.

Jan 13, 2017

The prevalence of workplace injuries brings an old saying to mind: Luck favors the prepared. That's because workplace injuries can often be prevented altogether through education and training, as well as the proper use of personal protective gear.

Jan 09, 2017

The countdown to the 2016 Christmas holiday came with stern warnings from law enforcement officials to party people throughout the Keystone State: Drive sober or get pulled over. It was a warning that, unfortunately, went unheeded by hundreds of people.

Jan 05, 2017

Still need a New Year's resolution? We have a couple ideas to offer up for motorcyclists.

Jan 02, 2017

The holidays are officially over: The iconic ball has dropped, the corks have been popped and a new year is now upon us. Might we suggest one of these resolutions?

Dec 30, 2016

As we head into the final days of 2016, the car accident injury attorneys at Edgar Snyder & Associates want to remind you: Just one drink too many can lead to poor decision-making, like getting behind the wheel while impaired.

Dec 29, 2016

If you have New Year's Eve plans in Altoona, and they include alcohol, take advantage of Blair County's Take-a-Cab Program by calling (814) 947-6805 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. to get a free and safe ride home this Saturday, Dec. 31.

Dec 29, 2016

Unfortunately, the spirit of the holiday season may contribute to overindulging by some partygoers—and overserving by hosts and bartenders.

Dec 22, 2016

Your guests, decorations and yes, even your holiday feast, can be disastrous for your pets. Because nobody wants to deal pet stress during a food coma, here's a do-it-yourself guide to avoiding holiday pet pitfalls.

Dec 21, 2016

As we head into the winter holiday home stretch, the car accident injury attorneys at Edgar Snyder & Associates hope Pennsylvania motorists use the high number of citations and increase in DUI arrests as cautionary tales.