2016 Archive

Dec 05, 2016

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.

Nov 30, 2016

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.

Nov 29, 2016

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.

Nov 23, 2016

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.

Nov 17, 2016

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

Nov 11, 2016

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:

Nov 08, 2016

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.

Nov 04, 2016

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.

Nov 02, 2016

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?

Oct 27, 2016

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.

Oct 19, 2016

With winter around the corner, it's important to keep your motorcycle in mind as you prep for the next change in season.

Oct 19, 2016

The Department of Transportation is formally requesting public input on matters dealing with highly autonomous vehicles, and because Pittsburgh is on the front lines of self-driving car technology thanks to Uber, we wanted to make sure folks around here knew about it.

Oct 17, 2016

LED lighting has been all the rage in recent years for good reason: They are environmentally friendly, durable, long-lasting, and they are cooler than their incandescent counterparts. But for every yin there is a hang.

Oct 14, 2016

We want to give credit where it is due: Strides by OSHA and other government agencies to reduce the number of workers who endure tinnitus, short-term and even permanent hearing loss are steps in the right direction.

Oct 12, 2016

Under Pennsylvania's Workers' Compensation Act, insurance coverage for injuries suffered by volunteers while responding to emergencies on state game lands would be provided by their local municipalities. But that might soon change.

Oct 10, 2016

The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and the holiday season is quickly approaching. We you head out on the road this autumn, it's important that you follow our fall driving safety tips first.

Oct 07, 2016

Uber fans rejoice: The popular app-driven ride-sharing service that has taken Pittsburgh and so many other cities by storm has drastically expanded its Pennsylvania service area.

Oct 05, 2016

Suffering from an urge to kill time while driving? You may be suffering from traffic temptations. Let us help to give you a check-up.

Oct 03, 2016

Falls are a leading cause of injury and death among older Americans, and safety advocates are increasingly referring to the matter as a public health issue.

Sep 30, 2016

It's no secret that holidays are responsible for an increase in drinking and driving. To avoid this, nonalcoholic drinks can be a great way to keep you and your guests safe while enjoying fall celebrations.