2016 Archive

Celebrate the season with one of these mocktail recipes
Celebrate Responsibly With Holiday Mocktails

As we head into the final days of 2016, the car accident injury attorneys at Edgar Snyder & Associates want to remind you: Just one drink too many can lead to poor decision-making, like getting behind the wheel while impaired.

Take a cab, we'll pay the tab
This NYE Take a Cab, We'll Pay the Tab

If you have New Year's Eve plans in Altoona, and they include alcohol, take advantage of Blair County's Take-a-Cab Program by calling (814) 947-6805 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. to get a free and safe ride home this Saturday, Dec. 31.

Understand PA's social host law this NYE
Two PA Liquor Laws to Know This New Year's

Unfortunately, the spirit of the holiday season may contribute to overindulging by some partygoers—and overserving by hosts and bartenders.

Avoid these holiday pet pitfalls this holiday season.
Avoiding Holiday Pet Pitfalls

Your guests, decorations and yes, even your holiday feast, can be disastrous for your pets. Because nobody wants to deal pet stress during a food coma, here's a do-it-yourself guide to avoiding holiday pet pitfalls.

The number of Thanksgiving DUI arrests are up over last year.
Increase in Thanksgiving DUIs Should Be Cautionary Tale

As we head into the winter holiday home stretch, the car accident injury attorneys at Edgar Snyder & Associates hope Pennsylvania motorists use the high number of citations and increase in DUI arrests as cautionary tales.

This winter, be prepared for the worst-case scenario.
How to Properly Winterize Your Vehicle

There's a reason for these types of seasonal safety reminders: Worst-case scenarios happen, and when they do, they are easier to get through if you're prepared.

Beware of the most dangerous toys of 2016
Buyer Beware: Avoid These Dangerous Toys

Being vigilant is especially important during the holiday season, when the multi-billion dollar U.S. toy industry makes 65 percent of its sales. If you're still contemplating some last-minute gifts, steer clear of these toys.

Don't drive sick
Driving While Sick? You Could Be Driving Impaired

The sad truth is that drivers with colds may be just as dangerous as those driving drunk. In fact, it's estimated that motorists' driving skills drop by about 50 percent when they are under the weather while behind the wheel.

Snyder's Riders holiday gift guide
Snyder's Riders Gift Guide

It might be time to put away your bike, but there's still plenty to enjoy during the off-season.

Follow our winter weather driving tips.
Tips for Safe Winter Travel

Of the more than 5.7 million vehicle crashes that occur on U.S. roadways each year, nearly a quarter of them are weather related.

Attorney Edgar Snyder was honored recently for 50 years in the legal field.
Attorney Edgar Snyder Recognized for 50 Years in Legal Field

Attorney Edgar Snyder was one of several lawyers honored by the Allegheny County Bar Association recently for a career milestone: 50 years in the legal field.

School bus accident statistics show crashes are rare.
School Bus Safety Stats to Put Your Mind at Ease

Since the national spotlight is still on school bus safety, the car accident injury attorneys at Edgar Snyder & Associates wanted to take the opportunity to soothe parents' minds: School bus crashes, while horrible, are thankfully rare.

90 percent of workplace eye injuries were preventable.
What's Your Vision Worth?

Eye injuries are painful and, sadly, some lead to permanent vision damage, including partial or complete blindness. Sadder yet, is that 90 percent of these eye injuries could have been prevented.

Avoid teen driving dangers this Thanksgiving
Avoiding Teen Driving Dangers This Thanksgiving

Mostly attributed to college students and out-of-town visitors beginning their homecoming with a night at the bar, the potential for DUIs and alcohol-related accidents greatly increases the night before Thanksgiving.

Why do lithium-ion batteries explode?
Why Lithium-Ion Battery-Powered Devices Keep Exploding

Unfortunately, one emerging problem with lithium-ion batteries is a potentially deadly one: They are prone to overheating and even bursting into flames.

Avoid these four types of unsafe cars for teens
The 4 Least Safe Cars for Teen Drivers

If you are in the market for a vehicle for your novice driver, make sure to steer clear of these four worst types of vehicles for teens:

elder abuse and Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's Patients at Increased Risk of Elder Abuse

The most vulnerable—patients with Alzheimer's—are at a greater risk of being abused and neglected. Since November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month, we wanted to make sure caregivers know: a staggering 50 percent of elderly Americans with Alzheimer's disease have been abused or neglected.

Deadly teen car accidents increases in 2015
Deadly Car Accidents Involving Teens Up in 2015

Here's a statistic to consider: While the overall number of fatal crashes dropped 7 percent in 2015, the number of deadly car accidents involving teenagers increased by 10 percent. That's the first upswing since 2006.

Survey says: More than a third of children ages 4 and 7 are not properly restrained.
Why Aren't More Parents Using Booster Seats?

When these kinds of tragic car accidents happen, it's important that we ask ourselves and our loved ones an important question: Do you really know the proper way to restrain your kids in the car?

Make Halloween safe for your dog—and trick or treaters
Halloween Safety: A DIY Guide

We wanted to give you a DIY guide to dog-bite proofing and trick or treat-proofing your home this Halloween to make sure your guests—and your pooch—are safe and sound this year.