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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 Jan 29, 2016 by Edgar Snyder
common car seat mistakes

You know that buying a car seat is one of the most important purchases you can make for your young child. In the event of a car accident, that seat may make all the difference in the world. Unfortunately, if you’re like 75% of parents, you’ve made a mistake somewhere along the way.

Published on Jan 27, 2016 by Edgar Snyder
driving to school

Teens driving themselves and other teen passengers is by far the riskiest way to travel to school. It accounts for 55% of school travel-related deaths and 51% of injuries. Learn the risk factors that come into play on a typical drive to school.

Published on Jan 21, 2016 by Edgar Snyder

Many people today claim that toys from the past were better than today’s toys for many reasons, including their simplicity and more interactive nature. While classic toys of the 70s and 80s may make some people nostalgic, in certain instances they were also more hazardous and would never meet today’s safety requirements. We took a blast into the past and made a list of the seven most dangerous toys from the 60s, 70s, and 80s:

Published on Jan 21, 2016 by Edgar Snyder
Edgar Snyder & Associates News

Wintry conditions all too often play a role in tragic accidents, and the best advice is to be prepared. The law firm of Edgar Snyder & Associates is offering information on ways you can help prevent accidents and injuries.

Published on Jan 21, 2016 by Edgar Snyder
Edgar Snyder & Associates News

Wintry conditions all too often play a role in tragic accidents, and the best advice is to be prepared. The law firm of Edgar Snyder & Associates is offering information on ways you can help prevent accidents and injuries.

Published on Jan 18, 2016 by Edgar Snyder
winterize your home

When most people think of "winterizing" their home, they probably consider tips and tricks that will help them save on their heating bill, such as caulking windows, sealing up drafts under doors, or investing in a programmable thermostat. However, there's another important component to winterizing: safety.

Published on Jan 07, 2016 by Edgar Snyder
night taxi

The "Take-a-Cab, We'll Pay the Tab" program provided 59 free cab rides to 126 Blair County residents this past New Year's Eve.

Published on Dec 21, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
taxi

On New Year's Eve, Edgar Snyder & Associates is partnering with various Blair County organizations to prevent intoxicated party-goers from getting behind the wheel.

Published on Dec 15, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
homeowners insurance

It’s important to understand how homeowners insurance differs from renters insurance. Plus, we break down lender requirements, typical coverage, personal injury claims, and various other elements of homeowners insurance.

Published on Dec 08, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
holiday gift guide

Children are making their gift lists, adults are scoping out the best deals, and the next few weeks will be filled with toy shopping. While it can be fun to grab the hottest new toy off of store shelves, the fact that something is made for kids doesn’t always mean it’s safe for kids.

Published on Dec 07, 2015 by Edgar Snyder

Attorney Robert Fisher, Jr. has been named partner at the Pittsburgh-based law firm of Edgar Snyder & Associates. Attorney Fisher, a Franklin Park resident and a North Huntingdon native, has been with the firm for over four years.

Published on Dec 04, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
variety children's charity

Think back to the best gift you’ve ever received. Was it something practical that made your life a little easier? Was it something luxurious that you’d wanted for a long time? Was it something small but priceless because of its sentimental value? Was it a once-in-a-lifetime gift that literally changed your life? That is precisely the kind of present that over 100 local children will receive this holiday season thanks to Variety the Children’s Charity.

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
tree-debris

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.

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