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Where does the law meet you in everyday life? Probably in more places than you expect. From hosting your child's graduation party to renewing your auto insurance, our daily lives are filled with legal and safety implications, many we never even consider.

Our blog is here to bring those situations to life, tackling the most common questions and misconceptions we hear related to accidents, injuries, and safety. We also feature our work with local nonprofit partners and share legal news and updates from our law firm. Want to find out where the law meets your life? Read on!

Crumple Zones
The Interesting Truth About Crumple Zones

Have you ever seen a car so completely totaled that you were shocked when you found out its occupants survived? We'll explain how they walked away alive.

How to Stay Safe at Fall Festivals
Safely Enjoy Your Fall Festival

Recent incidents at a few autumn events have many festival-goers upset, and it’s not because they ran out of hot apple cider.

kids getting on bus
The 9 Dangerous Things Kids Should Never Do When Taking the School Bus

They say, “never say never,” but when it comes children’s safety on the school bus, there are some things kids should never do, because these actions may put themselves and the whole bus at risk.

Winterize Your Motorcycle
Tips to Prepare Your Bike for Winter

The end of fall will bring with it colder weather and forecasts filling with snow. As the winter months approach, you'll want to consider preparing your bike for the off-season ahead.

Nissan Recalls 2013 Altimas

Nissan is recalling over 200,000 2013 Altima midsize vehicles because of a defective secondary hood latch.

work zone
Work Zone Cameras Will Enforce Speed Limit

Speeding drivers may have more incentive to slow down in work zones now that a group representing Pennsylvania highway contractors is pushing for speed enforcement cameras.

Hands-Free Systems Distract Drivers
Hands-Free Systems Distracting Drivers

Perhaps you've been in this situation before, arguing with the invisible techno-brain that lives inside your car or phone. Frustrated, you begin hitting buttons on the screen, still shouting commands into the emptiness of your car.

All the while, traffic has stopped moving, but you haven't.

bpa lung problems
Prenatal BPA Exposure Could Cause Defect

New research shows prenatal exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) may limit the child's ability to breathe. BPA is used in a variety of plastics and canned foods.

Uber Petitions for PA Approval

Just a few months after the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission temporarily approved ridesharing service Uber in Pittsburgh, the company's supporters rallied in Harrisburg on Monday afternoon to push lawmakers to fully approve their rideshare service.

Would You Fail Your Driver's Test If You Took It Today?
Could You Pass Your Driver's Test as an Adult?

See how well you'd fare on PennDOT's Knowledge Test by answering some of the most commonly-asked questions on the exam in this interactive quiz.

Marijuana and Driving

As restrictions on marijuana use slacken nationwide, road safety advocates are calling for more research to determine how to regulate drugged drivers.

winter coat car seat
The 5 Most Common Car Seat Mistakes

Car seats may be made for children but they can perplex even the smartest adults. Many parents and caregivers don't realize just how complicated it can be to install and use a car seat correctly. Here are five of the most common mistakes that adults make when it comes to car seat safety.

General Motors Recalls More Cars
GM Announces Another Car Recall

General Motors (GM) announced two more recalls last Friday, affecting Cadillac, Saab, and Chevrolet vehicles in North America.

hiit fitness
HIIT: 3 Questions to Ask Your Trainer

Named the number one fitness trend in 2014, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a way for many trainers to fit an effective amount of exercise in your busy routine. Keep yourself exercising safely with a qualified HIIT instructor.

medical implant
Studies Question Lack of FDA Medical Implant Testing

Studies on the safety of medical implants show that new technology may not always be the best, and you may not always know about it right away. The reviews assessed FDA-approved implants for the presence of safety data in both the application and post-approval stages.

car seat safety
NHTSA Releases Car Seat Safety Tools

In support of Child Passenger Safety Week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released their new developments in car seat safety last week: the Car Seat Finder tool and the "Don't Delay. Register Your Car Seat Today" campaign.

car accident police
Street Safety in America Falls Short

As a well-developed nation, the United States’ street safety ratings should be comparable to other nations of similar scale. Unfortunately, we’re trailing behind.

food safety
FDA to Update 2011 Food Safety Law

After input from farmers, consumers, and food industry experts alike, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a proposal to revise four parts of its Food Safety Modernization Act last week.

magnetic balls
High-Powered Magnets Pose an Ingestion Hazard

These little metal balls aren't like the ordinary magnets that stick to your refrigerator door. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just one high-powered magnet is up to eight times stronger than the one you picked up during your last visit to a souvenir shop. About the size of a marble, nearly 3,000 children and teens have been injured after ingesting at least one high-powered magnet.

Power Play for Kids
Power Play Goals to Provide Adaptive Bikes

Our law firm is proud to announce our new partnership with the Erie Otters hockey team. Every time the Erie Otters score a power play goal during the 2014-2015 season, we'll donate $50 to Variety the Children's Charity. This wonderful group works to provide adaptive bikes for children with disabilities.