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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 Aug 22, 2016 by Edgar Snyder
Tips to make your kid's first school bus ride go smoothly

Like most things, preparation is key. Here are some tips to avoid a first-time-on-the-school-bus freak out by your future honor roll student:

Published on Aug 19, 2016 by Edgar Snyder
A College Student's Guide to Pedestrian Safety

Hey college students: You're going to spend a lot of time strolling around the Golden Triangle this semester. Here's what you need to know to do so safely.

Published on Aug 15, 2016 by Edgar Snyder
Beat the Heat

With the temperatures rising and AC blasting, there are some safety measures that you can—and should— take when it gets hot.

Published on Aug 12, 2016 by Edgar Snyder
PA's new car seat law effective Aug. 13

The new law goes into effect Aug. 12, and mandates that children younger than 2 be fastened into a rear-facing car seat situated in the back seat of your vehicle. Previously, it was just required that children younger than 4 be fastened into a restraining system in the back seat.

Published on Aug 10, 2016 by Edgar Snyder
What to Do When You're Injured on Vacation

Statistically, a car accident is the number-one cause of death among healthy travelers. In fact, almost 50 percent of all medical evacuations back to the United States—which can cost as much as $100,000—are the result of car crashes.

Published on Aug 05, 2016 by Edgar Snyder
Tips for parents driving their child to college

Dropping off your child at college can be an exciting, scary, and sometimes stressful time. It is a defining moment for you as a parent and for your college-bound young adult.

Published on Aug 05, 2016 by Edgar Snyder
motorcycle updates

Did you miss out on the last Snyder’s Riders Monthly Tune-up Newsletter? Catch up on some tips from last month here.

Published on Aug 03, 2016 by Edgar Snyder
backyard injuries

If you have children, you may have turned your yard into a mini-playground for them. While backyard activities are great for keeping kids busy, a few of them come with safety risks you should know about. We outline them here.

Published on Aug 02, 2016 by Edgar Snyder
Study Says Trampoline Park Injuries Skyrocketed in Recent Years

In 2010, there were 581 such ER visits. In 2014, that number jumped to 6,932. The study authors noted, however, that the number of emergency room visits for home trampoline injuries stayed largely the same over that same time frame.

Published on Aug 01, 2016 by Edgar Snyder
PA law will allow drivers to ride on red

PA's Ride on Red law, designed to protect motorcyclists stuck at busted red lights, goes into effect Sept. 18 and allows all motorists to proceed with caution when they are stuck at a malfunctioning light.

Published on Jul 28, 2016 by Edgar Snyder
Traumatic brain injury

The former wrestlers, who include "Mr. Wonderful" and Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, say they developed chronic traumatic encephalopathy—more commonly known as CTE—from their time wrestling in the WWE.

Published on Jul 25, 2016 by Edgar Snyder
Join Snyder's Riders today—it's FREE

Snyder's Riders is free to join, and the sign-up process only takes a few minutes of your time.

Published on Jul 22, 2016 by Edgar Snyder
Distracted Driving

A recently proposed bill by New York state lawmakers would require all drivers involved in a collision resulting in injury, damage, or death to surrender their mobile device to police to be scanned by a new piece of technology called a "textalyzer."

Published on Jul 20, 2016 by Edgar Snyder
Aging and Driving

If you are an aging driver - or if your loved one is an aging driver - you probably have lots of questions about how to handle this stage of life. When should someone stop driving? What are the transportation alternatives? We have answers to those questions and more.

Published on Jul 18, 2016 by Edgar Snyder
Defective Seatbacks

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the safest place to put your child is in the backseat.

Published on Jul 15, 2016 by Edgar Snyder
Charlie LaVallee

As a young boy growing up in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, Charlie LaVallee watched his grandfather work tirelessly to run their small, family-owned business, Kunst Bakery.

Published on Jul 13, 2016 by Edgar Snyder
Fatal work injuries are down in Pennsylvania.

Of Pennsylvania's 175 fatal workplace accidents that occurred in 2014, a whopping 60 percent were related to two categories—transportation injuries and those suffered as a result of a worker having contact with equipment.

Published on Jul 12, 2016 by Edgar Snyder
Pokemon Go!

According to news reports, the ways in which users are "wiping out" while playing Pokemon Go are almost as varied as the 151 styles of Pokemon you can capture in it. We know: We've seen our staffers and other folks in the U.S. Steel Building walking—heads down—all while staring into their cell phone screens. Needless to say, we've even witnessed some close calls.

Published on Jul 08, 2016 by Edgar Snyder
save on car insurance

Car insurance is one of those things that people sometimes complain about paying for – until they actually need to use it. Those complaints likely got louder in quite a few households over the past several months because recent data shows that car insurance premiums have risen about 6.6% from year to year. The good news is that there are ways to save on car insurance without sacrificing great coverage.

Published on Jul 06, 2016 by Edgar Snyder
Car Accident

Allstate Insurance's 2016 America's Best Drivers Report ranked Philadelphia and Pittsburgh among the worst cities in the United States when it comes to safe driving.

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