April 2013 Archive

Motorcycle Safety
Upcoming on “No Fee TV”: Motorcycle Safety

On last week’s "No Fee TV" episode, we discussed spring and summer injury prevention. People are spending more time outside, and you might have already heard the familiar rumble of a motorcycle.

teen drinking underage
Study Shows Alcohol Only One Part of the Equation in Underage Drinking Deaths

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is busy raising awareness about the dangers of underage drinking as prom and graduation season quickly approaches. Many people blame drunk driving crashes as the cause for the most teen deaths, but the group highlights other dangers of underage drinking.

Motorcycle
Introducing the Edgar Snyder & Associates Motorcycle Safety Resource Center

It seemed like we'd never see warmer weather, but finally it has arrived. Perhaps you've even heard the familiar rumble of a motorcycle or seen motorcyclists out on the open road. May 1 marks the beginning of National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and I'm especially excited to share our law firm's Motorcycle Safety Resource Center.

raw hamburger meat
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Warns About Increased Food Poisoning Risk

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released new data on foodborne illnesses, indicating a need for better regulation of produce and processed food. While meat-related food poisoning cases have decreased, several other types of foodborne illness are on the rise.

Save A Life Tour
Students Face Realities of Drinking and Driving

Last week, my law firm brought the Edgar Snyder Save A Life Tour to five high schools in the Pittsburgh area. With prom and graduation season approaching, we felt it was a critical time to educate students on the horrific consequences of choosing to drink and drive.

kids swimming in a pool
No Fee TV Episode on Spring and Summer Injury Prevention

Warmer weather has finally arrived! It’s great to see people spending more time outside, but unfortunately, that also means there are more activities and hazards that can cause injuries. From riding ATVs to playing on a see-saw and from swimming pool safety to boating guidelines, you won’t want to miss our law firm’s next episode of "No Fee TV" on spring and summer injury prevention.

child in a car seat
Study Finds More Children Ride in Car Seats and Booster Seats

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is pleased to report that more parents are using age- and size-appropriate car seats and booster seats, thereby keeping their children safer while riding in cars.

man using cell phone while driving
Despite Awareness of Dangers, People Continue to Use Cell Phones While Driving

A survey from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 660,000 people are using cell phones or other electronic devices while driving at any given moment in the daytime, despite the fact that a high percentage of drivers support bans on hand-held cell phone use and texting while driving.

edgar snyder save a life tour
Tune in for No Fee TV - The Edgar Snyder Save A Life Tour

At my law firm, we’ve seen more than our fair share of drunk driving tragedies. We see devastated families and lives torn apart. That’s why we’re so committed to spreading awareness about the dangers of drunk driving.

road worker holding detour sign in construction zone
Federal Highway Administration to Celebrate National Work Zone Awareness Week

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is gearing up for its annual National Work Zone Awareness Week, which will take place from Monday to Friday, April 15-19.

students from save a life tour
Introducing the Edgar Snyder Save A Life Tour

Our law firm is proud to present the Edgar Snyder Save A Life Tour, which offers students a realistic, first-hand view of the dangers of drunk driving.

Do You Have Enough Car Insurance?

As drivers, we buy car insurance expecting that it will protect us if we're involved in an accident. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. There are a variety of scenarios in which you could be left paying for your medical and repair bills, even if the accident wasn't your fault.

hard hard hat in construction zone
Important Construction Zone Safety Laws

Do you get nervous when you drive through construction zones? You have good reason to – in addition to avoiding the workers and their equipment, you also have to be aware of the dangerous road conditions work zones can create.

Car Accident
Good and Bad News For 2012 PA Accident Statistics

According to experts, there is good news when it comes to 2012 Pennsylvania highway deaths, but that news comes with a warning. Last year, the state recorded its third-lowest number of fatalities. However, officials say that lawmakers need to make big strides if they want that trend to continue.

girls going to prom
Prom, Graduation, & Alcohol Don't Mix

Prom and graduation season is right around the corner. Dresses, tuxedos, parties, dancing and time spent with family and friends combine to make for a special few weeks, but it can quickly turn dangerous when alcohol is added to the mix.

bacteria in petri dish
Farm Rich Frozen Products Recalled for E. Coli Contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Rich Products Corporation has recalled 196,222 pounds of their Farm Rich frozen mini meal and snack items because of possible E. coli O121 contamination.