Our Blog: Where Law Meets Life

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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!

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7 Things To Do When Riding Shotgun

Before calling shotgun the next time you go for a long car ride, you should first consider the large responsibility you have as a passenger. Riding in the passenger seat doesn’t mean that it’s time to sit back and relax. While riding shotgun, it’s important to make sure that not only do you not distract the driver, but that you remove potential distractions for them. To help guarantee that you’re doing your job correctly, we have created a list of seven things you should do the next time you ride shotgun.

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2016 Scholarship Contest Underway

Edgar Snyder & Associates invites high school seniors in western and central Pennsylvania to enter the 10th annual "Words to be Heard" Scholarship Contest which has students take a stand against drunk driving and texting while driving.

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Technology Has Changed How We Deal With The Snow

As Pennsylvanians, we’re used to dealing with harsh winters. We dread the days when we have to shovel our driveways, scrape the ice from our car, and wait for it to heat up. Luckily, technological innovations have changed the way we deal with the snow and the cold by essentially allowing us to avoid it completely. Here is a look at some of the ways that science has changed how we handle winter weather.

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Baby on Board: Five Common Car Seat Mistakes

You know that buying a car seat is one of the most important purchases you can make for your young child. In the event of a car accident, that seat may make all the difference in the world. Unfortunately, if you’re like 75% of parents, you’ve made a mistake somewhere along the way.

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How Driving to School Can Turn Deadly

Teens driving themselves and other teen passengers is by far the riskiest way to travel to school. It accounts for 55% of school travel-related deaths and 51% of injuries. Learn the risk factors that come into play on a typical drive to school.

The Seven Most Dangerous Toys From Your Past
The Seven Most Dangerous Toys From Your Past

Many people today claim that toys from the past were better than today’s toys for many reasons, including their simplicity and more interactive nature. While classic toys of the 70s and 80s may make some people nostalgic, in certain instances they were also more hazardous and would never meet today’s safety requirements. We took a blast into the past and made a list of the seven most dangerous toys from the 60s, 70s, and 80s:

Edgar Snyder and Associates News
Snow Removal Reminders

Wintry conditions all too often play a role in tragic accidents, and the best advice is to be prepared. The law firm of Edgar Snyder & Associates is offering information on ways you can help prevent accidents and injuries.

Be prepared for winter with these tips.
Be Prepared for Winter Driving

Wintry conditions all too often play a role in tragic accidents, and the best advice is to be prepared. The law firm of Edgar Snyder & Associates is offering information on ways you can help prevent accidents and injuries.

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Keep Your Home Safe This Winter

When most people think of "winterizing" their home, they probably consider tips and tricks that will help them save on their heating bill, such as caulking windows, sealing up drafts under doors, or investing in a programmable thermostat. However, there's another important component to winterizing: safety.

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Take a Cab, We'll Pay the Tab

On New Year's Eve, Edgar Snyder & Associates is partnering with various Blair County organizations to prevent intoxicated party-goers from getting behind the wheel.

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6 Things You Should Know About Homeowners Insurance

It’s important to understand how homeowners insurance differs from renters insurance. Plus, we break down lender requirements, typical coverage, personal injury claims, and various other elements of homeowners insurance.

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Holiday Toy Gift Guide: Safety Matters

Children are making their gift lists, adults are scoping out the best deals, and the next few weeks will be filled with toy shopping. While it can be fun to grab the hottest new toy off of store shelves, the fact that something is made for kids doesn’t always mean it’s safe for kids.

Law Firm News
Attorney Robert Fisher Announced as New Partner

Attorney Robert Fisher, Jr. has been named partner at the Pittsburgh-based law firm of Edgar Snyder & Associates. Attorney Fisher, a Franklin Park resident and a North Huntingdon native, has been with the firm for over four years.

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Give the Gift of a Lifetime: Variety the Children's Charity

Think back to the best gift you’ve ever received. Was it something practical that made your life a little easier? Was it something luxurious that you’d wanted for a long time? Was it something small but priceless because of its sentimental value? Was it a once-in-a-lifetime gift that literally changed your life? That is precisely the kind of present that over 100 local children will receive this holiday season thanks to Variety the Children’s Charity.

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Thanksgiving-Eve, Black Friday, and Other Reasons Why Thanksgiving Creates Risky Driving Situations

Thanksgiving Day is consistently deemed the Deadliest Single Day of the Year for U.S. Drivers. The increased number of car accidents on and around Thanksgiving causes a very distinct spike in the overall U.S. mortality rate during this time.

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Know This Underage Drinking Law Before Thanksgiving

The last guest has left your house after Thanksgiving dinner. The food was delicious and everyone had a good time. As far as you’re concerned, the night was a success and you can take a few minutes to relax. Did you know that in Pennsylvania, you might want to wait to breathe that post-holiday sigh of relief? According to the state’s Social Host Law, you can be held responsible for some of your guests’ actions even after they leave your party.

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How to Treat Tree Debris

How to Deal With Fall's Fallen Leaves, Branches, and Other Tree Debris

Madeline Seel
Spotlight On: Madeline Seel

In 2012, two things happened that would play a part in shaping Madeline Seel’s future. The first occurred in March of that year. Adam, her brother’s best friend, died in a motorcycle accident when another driver ran a stop sign, hitting Adam and killing him instantly. Adam was like a second brother to Madeline, and she and her family were heartbroken. What she did next is inspiring.

Lily's Holiday Wish
Four Students Win $1000 for Their Schools

Lily was one of four local elementary students who were announced as winners of the Edgar Snyder & Associates "My Holiday Wish" Coloring Contest. In addition to bragging rights and prizes of their own, each student received a $1,000 donation to his or her school and will be featured on the law firm's holiday greeting card.

Real Clients, Real Stories
Real Clients, Real Stories

Losing a child. Being unable to work. Never seeing a friend's face again. Waking up in a hospital. Having no idea where to turn.