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!

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

Teaming up with Kris Letang
Giving Back Spotlight: The Boys & Girls Clubs

Kris Letang and Playworks
Giving Back Spotlight: Playworks

Next up in our community spotlight series is Playworks. We partnered with hockey star Kris Letang to help bring healthy, active play to kids in our region.

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Info for Truck and Delivery Drivers

Between icy driving conditions and tight delivery deadlines, the holidays are a vulnerable time for truck and delivery drivers. Remember, if you’re hurt on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation.

Miracles in Moon
Giving Back Spotlight: Miracles in Moon

Our next community spotlight is on Miracles in Moon. They're determined help every child, regardless of physical ability, participate in a simple childhood pleasure: playing baseball.

Variety the Children's Charity
Giving Back Spotlight: Variety

The next organization in our "Giving Back" highlight series is Variety, the Children's Charity. Learn how they help kids in our region accomplish their dreams.

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.

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Thanksgiving Dangers

Did you know that the night before Thanksgiving is considered one of the deadliest days to be on the road due to drunk drivers and holiday travel?

winter car driving
Winter Weather Alert

Western Pennsylvania is experiencing winter weather that will last into the weekend. Snow and freezing rain can combine to create hazardous conditions on the road. Don’t get caught unprepared while driving, especially with busy holiday traffic.

Salmonella Outbreak
Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 92

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a widespread outbreak of drug-resistant salmonella, which has sickened 92 people across 29 states, including Pennsylvania.

Reports indicate that this outbreak is connected to a variety of raw chicken products, but the CDC has not yet identified one individual supplier. Early reports also indicate that salmonella samples are present in live chickens, many types of raw chicken products, and raw chicken pet food, meaning that the outbreak could be widespread in the chicken industry.

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Motorcycle Hit-and-Run

A motorcyclist was killed after a hit-and-run accident in Lawrence County. Learn more about the crash through an attorney's legal perspective.

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Students Struck by Car

Six high school students from University Prep were struck by a car while walking home from school. Learn more about the crash through an attorney's legal perspective.

accident scene
Tragic Limo Crash

A horrible tragedy occurred on Saturday when a stretch limousine crashed and killed 20 people. Learn more about the crash through an attorney's legal perspective.

Local Bus Accident

A local school bus carrying forty students crashed early this week in a construction zone on Route 228.

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.

Be prepared: Know what to do after a motorcycle accident.
What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident 101

At Snyder's Riders we believe that being a safe rider also means being prepared, especially if the worst-case scenario happens: Someone is injured in crash.

Do you fear self-driving cars?
Why Americans Fear Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous vehicles are becoming more common on American streets—but not all U.S. drivers are comfortable with sharing the road with self-driving cars.

Cycling to Work Do's and Don'ts
Cycling to Work Do's and Don'ts

If you plan to participate in National Bike to Work Day, here are some do's and don'ts for your two-wheeled commute.

Ignition interlocks may be the key to prevent drunk driving.
The Device Preventing Drunk Driving

According to MADD, ignition interlocks may be the key to reducing drunk driving accidents.