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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 May 04, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
Why You Need a Motorcycle Safety Course

Many motorcyclists have spent a lifetime honing their skills and techniques behind the handlebars. However, even experienced riders may find that they can learn a thing or two that keeps them safe while riding.

Published on May 01, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
Trooper Iwaniec 5K/10K TakeOff Race

For the 5th year in a row, community members gathered together at St. Vincent College of Latrobe, PA, for the TakeOff 5K/10K race that honors the memory of fallen Pennsylvania State Trooper Kenton Iwaniec. Trooper Iwaniec was killed in 2008 after a head-on collision with a drunk driver at the end of his shift.

Published on Apr 30, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
Scholarship Contest Winner

Heather, a senior at Franklin Regional High School, created a time-lapse video capturing a series of hand-drawn sketches. The pictures tell the story of a proud mother who watches her son grow up, hitting each of his childhood milestones. It all comes to an abrupt end one night as she stays up waiting for him to come home, but he never does. The audience learns that her son was killed in a drunk driving accident.

Published on Apr 30, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
Scholarship Contest

Katey, a senior at Forest Hills High School, submitted a series of dramatic photographs depicting the risks posed by distracted driving. Each photo is framed like a motivational poster and is paired with text offering a sobering warning to young drivers.

Published on Apr 30, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
Scholarship Contest

Emma’s winning entry, “Halfway Home,” is an original song she wrote to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. Her song was inspired by the story of Jacy Good, a young woman whose life was changed forever when a car accident claimed the lives of both of her parents and left her partially paralyzed.

Published on Apr 27, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
College Scholarship Contest Judging

The results are in for our 2015 "Words to be Heard" Scholarship Contest, and the winners have been announced. Now we'd like to introduce our panel of community judges, who had the difficult task of selecting just three winners out of more than 200 entries. Each judge does amazing things to make our community a safer place, and we were honored to have them as a part of our 2015 scholarship contest.

Published on Apr 23, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
2015 Save a Life Tour

Auto accidents are the number 1 cause of death among teens in the United States. In fact, the two biggest dangers facing teenagers are risky driving habits and unsafe driving distractions.

Published on Apr 23, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
motorcycle stock photo mistakes

Stock photos are meant to appeal to a wide audience, and typically reflect everyday activities—like a family eating dinner, business executives shaking hands, or students in a classroom. However, not all stock photos are so conventional. Through our online research on motorcycle safety, we've come across some pretty crazy depictions of supposedly "normal" activities on a motorcycle. We compiled a few of the most outlandish and dangerous stock photographs, so others could learn from these 7 Crazy Motorcycle Safety Mistakes.

Published on Apr 16, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
is your teen drinking?

Only 1 in 100 parents believe his or her child binge drinks. But, according to anonymous surveys given to high school students, 1 out of every 6 teens regularly binge drinks. Not sure if your child is drinking? Look for these telltale signs...

Published on Apr 13, 2015 by Edgar Snyder
Motorcycle Passenger Safety Tips

The best way to avoid a crash is to prevent it from happening. By knowing the right way to ride, passengers can help everyone stay safe and maintain control. We've put together this list to keep your rides safe and accident free.

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