2015 Archive

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Take a Cab, We'll Pay the Tab

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.

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6 Things You Should Know About Homeowners Insurance

It’s important to understand how homeowners insurance differs from renters insurance. Plus, we break down lender requirements, typical coverage, personal injury claims, and various other elements of homeowners insurance.

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Holiday Toy Gift Guide: Safety Matters

Children are making their gift lists, adults are scoping out the best deals, and the next few weeks will be filled with toy shopping. While it can be fun to grab the hottest new toy off of store shelves, the fact that something is made for kids doesn’t always mean it’s safe for kids.

Attorney Robert Fisher Announced as New Partner

Attorney Robert Fisher, Jr. has been named partner at the Pittsburgh-based law firm of Edgar Snyder & Associates. Attorney Fisher, a Franklin Park resident and a North Huntingdon native, has been with the firm for over four years.

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Give the Gift of a Lifetime: Variety the Children's Charity

Think back to the best gift you’ve ever received. Was it something practical that made your life a little easier? Was it something luxurious that you’d wanted for a long time? Was it something small but priceless because of its sentimental value? Was it a once-in-a-lifetime gift that literally changed your life? That is precisely the kind of present that over 100 local children will receive this holiday season thanks to Variety the Children’s Charity.

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Thanksgiving-Eve, Black Friday, and Other Reasons Why Thanksgiving Creates Risky Driving Situations

Thanksgiving Day is consistently deemed the Deadliest Single Day of the Year for U.S. Drivers. The increased number of car accidents on and around Thanksgiving causes a very distinct spike in the overall U.S. mortality rate during this time.

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Know This Underage Drinking Law Before Thanksgiving

The last guest has left your house after Thanksgiving dinner. The food was delicious and everyone had a good time. As far as you’re concerned, the night was a success and you can take a few minutes to relax. Did you know that in Pennsylvania, you might want to wait to breathe that post-holiday sigh of relief? According to the state’s Social Host Law, you can be held responsible for some of your guests’ actions even after they leave your party.

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How to Treat Tree Debris

How to Deal With Fall's Fallen Leaves, Branches, and Other Tree Debris

Madeline Seel
Spotlight On: Madeline Seel

In 2012, two things happened that would play a part in shaping Madeline Seel’s future. The first occurred in March of that year. Adam, her brother’s best friend, died in a motorcycle accident when another driver ran a stop sign, hitting Adam and killing him instantly. Adam was like a second brother to Madeline, and she and her family were heartbroken. What she did next is inspiring.

Lily's Holiday Wish
Four Students Win $1000 for Their Schools

Lily was one of four local elementary students who were announced as winners of the Edgar Snyder & Associates "My Holiday Wish" Coloring Contest. In addition to bragging rights and prizes of their own, each student received a $1,000 donation to his or her school and will be featured on the law firm's holiday greeting card.

Real Clients, Real Stories
Real Clients, Real Stories

Losing a child. Being unable to work. Never seeing a friend's face again. Waking up in a hospital. Having no idea where to turn.

Best Law Firms in America
2016 Best Law Firms Rankings

The law firm of Edgar Snyder & Associates has received Tier 1 rankings in the categories of Pittsburgh Plaintiff's Personal Injury Litigation, Pittsburgh Plaintiff's Product Liability Litigation, and Pittsburgh Claimant's Workers' Compensation Law from U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms". The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and peer reviews.

Keep It Cool With Your Ghouls
Keep It Cool With Your Ghouls

Nothing will spoil your spooky fun on Halloween faster than an accident or injury. While Halloween is often associated with things that go bump in the night, the real dangers on All Hallows' Eve may actually be right under your nose.

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Stumped For Halloween? Snyderize Yourself

How To Dress as The Famous Pittsburgh Lawyer This Halloween | Check out our favorite Edgar Snyder Halloween costumes. Plus, a helpful visual guide which simplifies the “Snyderization Process” into five easy steps.

Is Your Haunted House Up to Code?
Is Your Haunted House Up to Code?

If you're a Halloween-head and love to create your own homemade haunted house, there are a few safety issues you should keep in mind. Remember, as a homeowner, you're responsible for any injuries that occur on your property. So follow these tips to keep your spooky spectacle safe and fun for all.

Why Deer Are More Deadly Than Sharks
Why Deer Are More Deadly Than Sharks

Did you know you're far more likely to have a fateful encounter with a potentially deadly deer than with any kind of shark? In the list of most deadly animals, deer outpace sharks by a rate of nearly 200 to 1.

Halloween Movie Dangers
The Real Dangers in Halloween Movies

We love Halloween. The cool breeze that rustles fallen leaves, kids trick-or-treating through the neighborhoods, and watching scary movies with friends and family. At our law firm, we always find it fun to watch spooky movies through a legal lens.

Motorcycle Riding in the Rain
Motorcycle Riding in the Rain

We've put together a few tips to keep you safe if you're riding in the rain. By following these helpful hints, you should be able to make it to your destination safe and sound – and await the dryer weather.

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Helping Chloe Find Her Home

A few months ago, our law firm reached out to Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, a wonderful no-kill animal shelter in New Kensington, PA. We wanted to see how we could help one of their canine residents find a home, and that’s how we met Chloe.

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Snow Angels Needs Your Help

Each winter, over 100 volunteers in Allegheny County leave their homes, head out into their neighborhoods, and provide a crucial service to the elderly and people with disabilities. Those volunteers live all over Allegheny County – from the North Hills to Carnegie to Monroeville. They are doctors, lawyers, parents, and students. Some of them are as young as 12 and others are grandparents, but they all have one thing in common: they are Snow Angels.