May 2015 Archive

Amusement Park Safety
How to Avoid Injury this Amusement Park Season

It’s that time of year again, thrill seekers of all ages are eagerly awaiting the chance to hop on their favorite rides and indulge themselves in a day full of fun and excitement with their friends and family. That’s right, it’s amusement park season! Who doesn’t love to get their adrenaline pumping and childhood nostalgia flowing with a day at the park? While amusement parks are a great opportunity to create lasting memories with your loved ones, they are still very high risk environments. If the proper precautions aren’t taken, a fun day at the park can become a disaster in a matter of seconds. That’s why we’ve come up with some tips to make sure an injury doesn’t spoil you and your family’s day at the park.

Pittsburgh's Crazy Roads
A Look at Pittsburgh's Crazy Roads

Whether you're a Pittsburgh native or an inquisitive visitor, you likely agree that the Steel City's roads are pretty confusing to navigate. We thought it'd be interesting to take a look at all Pittsburgh has to offer with its odd array of avenues, overpasses, intersections, bridges, and tunnels.

ultimate neighborhood driving guide
The Ultimate Neighborhood Driving Guide

8 Ways to Drive Safely in a Residential Area | From pedestrians and pets to children at play, use these tips to know what to look out for when you're driving in a neighborhood.

What You Need to Know About U.S. Motorcycle Helmet Laws

To enjoy the safest and most law-abiding ride, we recommend you familiarize yourself with state-to-state helmet laws. Knowing them will keep you covered and keep your wallet from taking a hit.

Barbecue Safety Tips
Safety Tips for Your Next Barbecue

Sunshine, the perfect breeze, and a plate piled high with grill-able goodies – it's time to fire up a backyard barbecue. But are you fully acquainted with all the do's and don’ts for your grilling get-together?

memorial day weekend safety tips
Memorial Day Weekend: How to Have Fun and Stay Safe

Many of the activities that usually accompany this long weekend come with added safety risks. Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, which puts drivers at risk for car accidents. Outdoor cookouts and newly-open pools come with their own set of safety concerns. And with boating and bicycling seasons kicking into high gear—opportunities for injury abound.

Super Lawyers 2015
2015 Super Lawyers Announced

Edgar Snyder & Associates is pleased to announce the firm’s attorneys who have been selected to the 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list and Rising Stars list.

Boys & Girls Club Renovation
Boys & Girls Club Renovation

"I just want to be able to give back to kids who may not be in a situation where they have everything they need," says Pittsburgh baseball star Josh Harrison. "Just a little show of faith from guys like Edgar Snyder & Associates and guys like me may be the difference in a kid saying, 'Somebody does believe in me.'"

5 dangerous things about being a nurse
5 Dangerous Things about Being a Nurse

According to the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), registered nurses rank among the top five occupations with the most workplace injuries. These injuries can occur as a single event, but more often than not, the long-term effects of years of repetitive exposure to health risks makes nurses susceptible to a wide range of health conditions. Find out which 7 risk factors make this essential health care profession so hazardous…

The Best Ways to Tote Your Tots
Bicycle Safety: The Best Ways to Tote Your Tots

Whether you're an avid bicyclist or a casual weekend rider, at some point you might have to consider how to tote your tots along for the ride. With all the concerns about the safety of biking with your child in tow, there's a good chance you have some questions about which option to choose.

bases for bikes
Bases for Bikes

"The idea of a bike is pretty simple and is truly a childhood milestone," says Zach Marsh, Community Relations Manager for Variety the Children's Charity. "But for some kids, riding a bicycle isn't as simple as graduating from training wheels to a 'big kid' bike."

history of prom
The Surprising History of Prom

Outrageous "promposal" viral videos, extravagant dresses, stretch limousines, and weekend-long post-prom blowouts—modern-day prom in the United States is an iconic high school experience, but has it evolved into a spectacle of excess?

Blessings in a Backpack
Altoona Little League Inspired to Do Good

With the help of their parents, the players teamed up with the Mountain Lion BackPack Program, a charity similar to Blessings in a Backpack, to help pack food bags for elementary school students. The Mountain Lion BackPack Program feeds 840 students in the Altoona Area School District every weekend during the school year.

spring clean your car interior
Spring Cleaning Your Car's Interior: Why You Need to Do It Right Now
The average American spends 37,935 hours driving a vehicle during their lifetime. Over time, dirt, dust, forgotten fast food containers, and other random items to accumulate. A messy car doesn't just look chaotic, it can create chaos for drivers as well.
Distracted Driving Up in Pennsylvania
Distracted Driving On the Rise in PA

The latest statistics are in and distracted driving is on the rise. Pennsylvania distracted driving citations went up from 1,340 citations in 2013 to 1,410 citations in 2014. Police are closely monitoring – and enforcing – Pennsylvania's ban on texting while driving.

Are Self-Driving Cars Legal?
Are Self-Driving Cars Legal?

A number of popular car manufacturers are nearly ready to release driver-assisted automobiles – the first step toward driverless cars. But an important question arises: Are automated automobiles even legal?

Why You Need a Motorcycle Safety Course
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.

Trooper Iwaniec 5K/10K TakeOff Race
Proud to Support the Trooper Iwaniec TakeOff Memorial 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.