March 2015 Archive

The Surprising Ways Age Affects Driving

33% of those 40 and older will be affected by age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy or cataracts. On top of our risk for developing these issues, eyes go through the aging process along with the rest of our bodies, and certain changes in our bodies can significantly impact older eyes. The risk for middle-aged drivers exists because this gradual decline in vision happens over time, and many don’t realize that they've developed a visual impairment at all.

Spring Back Into Bicycle Season
Spring Back Into Bicycle Season

April is right around the corner. While it's notorious for showers and rainy weather, April's clear days are the perfect invitation to hop back on your bicycle for a ride. We've put together a few safety tips and tricks to make the most of your biking adventures.

The Incredible History of Motorcycles
The Incredible History of Motorcycles

For over 150 years, motorcycles have been capturing the enthusiasm and excitement of riders all over the world. But few know how this fascinating form of transportation went from steam-powered, coal-burning bicycles to the gas-powered choppers of today.

Why Personal Injury Settlement Calculators Don't Work
Why Personal Injury Settlement Calculators Don't Work

If you've been injured in an accident, you might be wondering, "How much money will I get for my personal injury case?" If you've searched the internet, you might have seen something called a Personal Injury Settlement Calculator. They sound great, but beware – they aren't telling you the whole story.

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Attorney Brad Trust and Carlos Parra Join Pittsburgh Office

Edgar Snyder & Associates, the Pennsylvania-based law firm that helps injury victims, announced two new hires at their downtown Pittsburgh location.

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Power Woman of the Week: Attorney Christine Zaremski-Young

In 2004, Attorney Zaremski-Young started working as a law clerk here at the firm while she was still a law school student. Almost exactly 11 years later, Attorney Zaremski-Young is now the youngest partner at Edgar Snyder & Associates.

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Must-Have Motorcycle Safety Gear

Safe riding gear can make all the difference if you are involved in an accident on your motorcycle. We've put together a list of our top safety picks to take your gear to the next level this motorcycle season.

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The Most Dangerous Thing We Do All Day

You may be surprised to learn that regardless of career or workplace, every weekday most employed adults all take part in the same extremely risky activity—driving home from work.

Your Secret Weapon in an Accident
Your Secret Weapon After a Car Accident

As much as we'd like to eliminate them altogether, car accidents can still happen – no matter how careful you are. So if we can't prevent them, we might as well be prepared if we're ever involved in one. Find out why your camera is your secret weapon after an accident.

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Power Woman of the Week: Attorney Cynthia Danel

To commemorate Women's History Month, throughout March we will be spotlighting some of the amazing "Power Women" of Edgar Snyder & Associates. First on our list: Attorney Cynthia Danel.

St. Patrick's Day Drinking
St. Patrick's Day and Drinking

The alcohol starts flowing early on March 17 – or the weekend prior, and there's no need to be Irish to celebrate. Have you ever wondered why that tradition exists? Is there some historical explanation or is it just the result of large groups of people getting together to celebrate the same holiday?

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Law's Leading Ladies Throughout History

Women’s History Month is a time to spotlight the many accomplishments and contributions to society made by women.The brave individuals on our list of Law’s Leading Ladies Throughout History paved the way for all women working in the field of law today.

What is Guardianship?
What is Guardianship?

March is officially known as Brain Injury Awareness month. It's a time to highlight how these serious injuries can affect its victims and their families. It's a scary situation and often very confusing for many families. Understanding who is legally responsible for a loved one's estate and affairs after a brain injury can be complex.

5 Drivers From TV Shows & Movies You Should Totally Avoid
5 Drivers From TV & Movies You Should Totally Avoid

Movies do a great job of bending the rules of the real world. In fact, some of our favorite fictional film heroes can walk away from crazy car accidents with nothing but a scratch on them. Have you ever wondered what these drivers would be like in real life?

Pittsburgh pothole guide
The Ultimate Pittsburgh Pothole Guide

It's that time of year again in Pittsburgh—whether you're in the city or the suburbs, no road in the area is safe from potholes.

End of Winter Motorcycle Upgrades
End of Winter Motorcycle Upgrades

Riding season is almost upon us, but you still have time to make a few upgrades before the weather is right. Use the last of this winter weather as an excuse to modify those parts on your bike that could use an update.

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Pennsylvania's 7 Most Confusing Traffic Signs

Traffic signs are essential for controlling traffic flow and keeping everyone safe on our roadways. These guideposts are intended to be simple and straightforward, but some aren't always so easy to understand.

Spring Break Safety Tips
Tips to Keep You Safe on Spring Break

Amidst the sun and fun of your Spring Break vacation, you might decide to try out some vacation activities. We've put together a list of some great Spring Break adventures with a few helpful safety tips to go along, because there's nothing that'll spoil your vacation faster than a needless injury.

Snowboard and Ski Safety Gear
The Right Snow Safety Gear – For This Year or Next

Freshly fallen snow makes for great skiing and snowboarding. And we've seen our fair share of snow this winter. So if you plan to take to the hills and enjoy the final weeks of winter on the slopes, make sure you have the right gear to keep you safe.