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!

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.

Dec 19, 2016

There's a reason for these types of seasonal safety reminders: Worst-case scenarios happen, and when they do, they are easier to get through if you're prepared.

Dec 16, 2016

Being vigilant is especially important during the holiday season, when the multi-billion dollar U.S. toy industry makes 65 percent of its sales. If you're still contemplating some last-minute gifts, steer clear of these toys.

Dec 14, 2016

The sad truth is that drivers with colds may be just as dangerous as those driving drunk. In fact, it's estimated that motorists' driving skills drop by about 50 percent when they are under the weather while behind the wheel.

Dec 12, 2016

It might be time to put away your bike, but there's still plenty to enjoy during the off-season.

Dec 09, 2016

Of the more than 5.7 million vehicle crashes that occur on U.S. roadways each year, nearly a quarter of them are weather related.

Dec 05, 2016

Attorney Edgar Snyder was one of several lawyers honored by the Allegheny County Bar Association recently for a career milestone: 50 years in the legal field.

Nov 30, 2016

Since the national spotlight is still on school bus safety, the car accident injury attorneys at Edgar Snyder & Associates wanted to take the opportunity to soothe parents' minds: School bus crashes, while horrible, are thankfully rare.

Nov 29, 2016

Eye injuries are painful and, sadly, some lead to permanent vision damage, including partial or complete blindness. Sadder yet, is that 90 percent of these eye injuries could have been prevented.

Nov 23, 2016

Mostly attributed to college students and out-of-town visitors beginning their homecoming with a night at the bar, the potential for DUIs and alcohol-related accidents greatly increases the night before Thanksgiving.