December 2014 Archive

Steps to Winter-Proof Your Home
6 Steps to Winter-Proof Your Home

We've compiled some safety tips to winter-proof your home. Since you're responsible for the wellbeing of guests and individuals visiting your property, taking these steps will keep everyone safe – and you protected.

Pittsburgh's Guide to New Year's Eve
Alternate Transportation for New Year's Eve Pittsburgh

Our law firm strives to put a stop to dangerous drivers, especially when alcohol is involved. So if you're celebrating the New Year in Pittsburgh, we've put together a list of 6 alternatives to getting behind the wheel after your New Year's party.

7 Reasons Why You Need Snow Tires Now
7 Reasons You Need Snow Tires Now

Winter tires offer a number of benefits to drivers, especially in areas where the temperature drops below freezing. Chances are, you're no stranger to battling winter weather conditions. So we put together a list of the top 7 reasons why we recommend you get winter tires.

4 most dangerous holiday decorations for pets
4 Holiday Decorations That Are Harmful to Pets

Tinsel, Mistletoe, and Hanukkah gelt all made the list of the most dangerous holiday decorations for pets.

5 Things to Look Out for When Shopping on Boxing Day
5 Dangerous Things You Should Look Out for When Shopping

Many people take to the stores on December 26th – known throughout the world as Boxing Day – to return gifts, exchange unwanted items, or to spend a little more holiday money. And since we're an injury law firm, we want to give you some safety tips for your Boxing Day outings.

space heater safety
It's Getting Hot in Here: Space Heater Safety

Most of us have heard that space heaters are one of the most dangerous items in your house. But many people pull out a portable heater at some point during the winter, especially in houses that are older and drafty. So if you're going to use a space heater, what should you know to keep you and your loved ones safe? And why are space heaters so dangerous in the first place?

Top 3 Indoor & Outdoor Holiday Hazards
Top 3 Dangers From Indoor & Outdoor Decorations

As the weather grows colder and the holidays approach, many homeowners adorn their homes with seasonal decorations. For some, decorating is a family tradition. But do you know which holiday decorations are potentially dangerous to you and your loved ones? We've compiled of a list of holiday adornments that might pose a threat to your seasonal enjoyment.

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Free New Year’s Eve Cab Rides for Blair County Residents
On New Year's Eve, Edgar Snyder & Associates is partnering with various Blair County organizations to prevent intoxicated party-goers from getting behind the wheel.
6 Dangerous Things You Might Do on Your Road Trips
6 Dangerous Road Trip Habits

As you make your road trips this holiday season, keep a few things in mind. Sometimes, we put ourselves in danger without even realizing it. We put together a short list of 6 dangerous things you might do on your road trips.

Top 5 Holiday Flicks with Serious Safety Hazards
Top 5 Holiday Movies with Serious Safety Hazards

When we think of this season, there are a few flicks that always come to mind. We decided to make a list of our favorite holiday movies along with the crazy safety hazards these lovable characters find themselves in.

young driver and older drive
Battle of the Ages: Older Drivers vs. Young Drivers

Your family is together at a birthday party when you realize that you don't have any candles for the cake. You say you'll go get some, and your Grandpa says he could use some fresh air and offers to take you to the store. Then your cousin who just got his license says he wants to practice his driving skills and will give you a ride. Who should you go with? According to statistics, one of these drivers is a safer bet.

Holiday Parties & Alcohol
Holiday Parties & Alcohol: A Dangerous Cocktail

The scenario: You've spent weeks planning your party – the guest list, the food, and the decorations. You want everyone to have a great time and you make sure that there's plenty for your guests to eat and drink. As the night goes on, the food and alcohol disappear. One by one everyone gathers their things and heads home, car keys in hand. Are you responsible for what happens to your guests after they leave your house?

9 Dangerous Things From Your Past
9 Childhood Things That Nearly Killed You

What kid doesn't experience their fair share of bumps and bruises growing up? It's a part of childhood. However, there are some things from your past that are probably best left behind.

Honda Airbag Recall
Honda Recall Affects Millions Nationwide

Honda has officially recalled airbags made by the Takata Corporation in all 50 states. These airbags are used in millions of Honda automobiles around the word.

We Fight Hunger with Josh Harrison
Teaming Up with Josh Harrison

Our law firm has teamed up with Pittsburgh baseball star Josh Harrison to support Blessings in a Backpack. This tremendous organization helps feed local children in need during the weekends when there isn't access to regular school meals.

5 Dangerous Toys
5 Toys You Didn't Know Were Dangerous

Just because a toy is sold in a store doesn't mean it's safe, or appropriate, for every child. In fact, there are a few toys that consistently cause the most injuries to kids. Before you hand out gifts this holiday season, you should learn which toys pose the greatest risk to children – you might be surprised to learn what they are.