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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 30, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
no left turn

If you've ever been running late and stuck behind a driver leisurely waiting until the opposing lane is clear to turn left, you’ve probably cursed the existence of the left-hand turn. But are they really that bad? According to traffic engineers, yes they are.

Published on Jul 30, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
Cell Phone Pedestrian Accidents

That little glowing computer that you keep in your pocket or purse can pose a serious safety threat – and not just while you're driving. That's right, using your cell phone while walking busy streets could lead to serious accidents.

Published on Jul 29, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
rental car insurance

You’re renting a car, and after picking out which vehicle you want and securing the rate, the issue of rental car insurance comes up. Should you sign up for it?

Published on Jul 28, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
driving 100 years ago

Until the early 1900s, the primary mode of daily transportation in the United States had four legs and ran on hay. Then, by the early 1910s, the number of automobiles on the road surpassed the number of horse-drawn “vehicles.” This rapid change outpaced the creation of safety measures and laws to regulate the new traffic.

Published on Jul 23, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
adult driver

Today, only 28% of 16-year-olds in the US have driver's licenses, and just 46% of them have their license by the time they turn 18. This means that far greater numbers of drivers are waiting until they are over 18 before getting behind the wheel.

Published on Jul 22, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
Variety

Last Friday, a group of about 20 children and their families gathered in Pittsburgh for an event that would have life-changing consequences. For several years, our law firm has been involved with Variety’s “My Bike” program, which provides adaptive bicycles for children with disabilities. Friday’s event kicked off Variety’s newest program, “My Voice,” another wonderful initiative that helps children with extra needs live the fullest life possible.

Published on Jul 22, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
Google's Self-Driving Cars

Google's self-driving car is a hit – in more ways than one. Google recently published data stating that their self-driving cars have been involved in 14 accidents since they were first introduced in 2009. These cars are driving almost 10,000 miles a week, and none of those 14 accidents were the fault of the self-driving cars.

Published on Jul 17, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
How Safe Are Waterslides?

Waterparks can provide hours of endless fun on hot summer days. What better way to stay cool than slipping down a waterslide? Whether you're with your kids or are a kid at heart, waterparks offer an adventurous escape from the summer heat. However, like any thrill ride, you should approach waterslides with caution.

Published on Jul 16, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
FDA Calls for Stricter Warning Labels on Painkillers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced recently that many popular painkillers sold over the counter should come with warnings of increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

Published on Jul 10, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
bike injuries

As bike-sharing systems gain popularity nationwide, more and more people gain access to this affordable, active, and environmentally-friendly mode of transportation. But where do you turn if you’re injured?

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