Our Blog: Where Law Meets Life

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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!

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Braking Bad: Suzuki Motorcycle Recall

Suzuki Recalls 210,288 Motorcycles Due To Defective Brakes

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Stop Sign Cameras

Do you always come to a full and complete stop each time you approach a stop sign? Or do you only hit the brakes thoroughly when other vehicles, police officers, or pedestrians are near? Soon, some drivers who casually roll through stop signs will pay the price, literally, even if no law enforcement officer physically witnesses the act.

Tylenol pills
Tylenol and Other Acetaminophen Drugs May Cause Fatal Skin Reactions

The FDA has warned consumers that the popular pain reliever acetaminophen may cause serious skin reactions. Acetaminophen is found in many over-the-counter and prescription pain relief drugs, including the following as well as their generic counterparts:

caffeinated potato chips
FDA Raises Questions about Safety of Caffeinated Food Products

Many companies, including well-known brands like Wrigley's, Kraft, and PepsiCo, have started adding caffeine to a variety of food products such as potato chips, waffles, and marshmallows. These products are becoming increasingly popular (U.S. sales reached $1.6 billion in 2012 alone), but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is beginning to raise questions about the products' safety.

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Prescription Drugs & Side Effects – Do Your Research

Medical advances like prescription medications have saved millions of lives. Just about all of us have taken a prescription medication at some point to treat an infection or medical condition.

Rudberg Law Offices Merge with Edgar Snyder & Associates
Rudberg Law Offices Merge with Edgar Snyder & Associates

Rudberg Law Offices are pleased to announce the merger with Edgar Snyder & Associates, combining their individual experience and resources to provide the best possible legal representation to those who are injured by no fault of their own.

Rudberg Law Offices Merge with Edgar Snyder & Associates
Homer S. Brown - The First African-American Judge of Pittsburgh, Pa
This February, we commemorate Black History Month and honor the accomplishments of African-Americans throughout history. One man who made a significant impact in the civil rights movement right here in our region is Homer S. Brown. Brown was the father of the Pennsylvania state Fair Employment Practices Act, a champion for racial equality, and Pittsburgh's first African-American judge. We salute Homer S. Brown during Black History Month as an example of strength and determination in fighting for civil rights.
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Bridge Collapse

The Fern Hollow Bridge collapsed near Frick Park in Pittsburgh on January 28, 2022. If you’ve been injured in a bridge collapse, call Edgar Snyder and Associates today.

Sofia Ochoa - 2021 Rob Vega Scholarship Recipient
Sofia Ochoa - 2021 Rob Vega Scholarship Recipient
This year’s Rob Vega Memorial Scholarship winner is Sofia Ivanka, a University of Pittsburgh School of Law student. Ms. Ivanka won in a unanimous decision by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s scholarship committee, and once you hear her story, we’re sure you’ll understand why. The Rob Vega Memorial Scholarship was sponsored by Edgar Snyder & Associates.
Meet Us Monday - Jen Matassa

"My teenage self wouldn't be surprised to see where I am today. I fell into an after school job in high school with two wonderful women lawyers."

Meet Us Monday – Jennifer L. Webster
Meet Us Monday – Jennifer L. Webster

Ready to get the week started? We are! Check out our latest addition to Meet Us Mondays. This week we had a chat with Jennifer L. Webster, an experienced trial attorney here at ESA.

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
Attorneys Named to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Lists

PITTSBURGH– Edgar Snyder & Associates is pleased to announce the firm's attorneys who have been selected to the 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® lists.

Natalie Parkinson and MADD
Giving Back Spotlight: Natalie Parkinson

Our next community spotlight is on Natalie Parkinson, a victim impact speaker and volunteer for MADD. Learn how she honors her daughter's memory through her work with the organization.

Pam Ondash and MADD
Giving Back Spotlight: Pam Ondash

Our next community spotlight is on Pam Ondash, a victim impact speaker and volunteer for MADD. Learn how she honors her son's memory through her work.

Trooper Kenton Iwaniec Foundation
Giving Back Spotlight: Trooper Kenton Iwaniec Foundation

We have been long-time supporters of the Trooper Kenton Iwaniec Foundation and their mission to combat impaired driving. Learn more about what they do and why.

Fighting Childhood Hunger With Josh Bell
Giving Back Spotlight: Playworks

Next up in our community spotlight series is the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. We teamed up with baseball players Josh Bell & Josh Harrison to help bring healthy meals to people in our region.

Blessings in a Backpack
Giving Back Spotlight: Blessings in a Backpack

Food insecurity is a problem that 13 million children face. Blessings in a Backpack is one part of the solution to that problem.

The Heyward House
Giving Back Spotlight: The Heyward House

We're excited to highlight our community partners this holiday season. First up: football player Cameron Heyward's foundation The Heyward House.

Cheryl Paxton-Hughes
Edgar Snyder & Associates Hires HR Director

Cheryl Paxton-Hughes, a resident of Mt. Lebanon, will lead the human resources efforts at Edgar Snyder & Associates. She comes to the firm from TeleTracking Technologies, Inc. in Pittsburgh where she served as talent manager.

Boat safely: Know these 4 hazards.
5 Boating Hazards You May Be Overlooking

As we're heading into the July 4 weekend, we wanted to wish you a happy holiday and remind you to keep safety in mind if your happy place is on a boat.