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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!

Thanksgiving drinking
Thanksgiving Dangers

Did you know that the night before Thanksgiving is considered one of the deadliest days to be on the road due to drunk drivers and holiday travel?

winter car driving
Winter Weather Alert

Western Pennsylvania is experiencing winter weather that will last into the weekend. Snow and freezing rain can combine to create hazardous conditions on the road. Don’t get caught unprepared while driving, especially with busy holiday traffic.

Salmonella Outbreak
Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 92

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a widespread outbreak of drug-resistant salmonella, which has sickened 92 people across 29 states, including Pennsylvania.

Reports indicate that this outbreak is connected to a variety of raw chicken products, but the CDC has not yet identified one individual supplier. Early reports also indicate that salmonella samples are present in live chickens, many types of raw chicken products, and raw chicken pet food, meaning that the outbreak could be widespread in the chicken industry.

motorcycle
Motorcycle Hit-and-Run

A motorcyclist was killed after a hit-and-run accident in Lawrence County. Learn more about the crash through an attorney's legal perspective.

accident scene
Tragic Limo Crash

A horrible tragedy occurred on Saturday when a stretch limousine crashed and killed 20 people. Learn more about the crash through an attorney's legal perspective.

school bus
Local Bus Accident

A local school bus carrying forty students crashed early this week in a construction zone on Route 228.

Cheryl Paxton-Hughes
Edgar Snyder & Associates Hires HR Director

Cheryl Paxton-Hughes, a resident of Mt. Lebanon, will lead the human resources efforts at Edgar Snyder & Associates. She comes to the firm from TeleTracking Technologies, Inc. in Pittsburgh where she served as talent manager.

Boat safely: Know these 4 hazards.
5 Boating Hazards You May Be Overlooking

As we're heading into the July 4 weekend, we wanted to wish you a happy holiday and remind you to keep safety in mind if your happy place is on a boat.

Be prepared: Know what to do after a motorcycle accident.
What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident 101

At Snyder's Riders we believe that being a safe rider also means being prepared, especially if the worst-case scenario happens: Someone is injured in crash.

Do you fear self-driving cars?
Why Americans Fear Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous vehicles are becoming more common on American streets—but not all U.S. drivers are comfortable with sharing the road with self-driving cars.

Cycling to Work Do's and Don'ts
Cycling to Work Do's and Don'ts

If you plan to participate in National Bike to Work Day, here are some do's and don'ts for your two-wheeled commute.

Ignition interlocks may be the key to prevent drunk driving.
The Device Preventing Drunk Driving

According to MADD, ignition interlocks may be the key to reducing drunk driving accidents.

Older drivers are more likely to be injured in work-related crashes.
Employees Over 55 Crash More—Here's Why

While there is no way to stop the aging process, there are steps that employers and older employees can do to help curb the number of work-related motor-vehicle crashes among workers 55 and older.

All of the firm's partners have been named to the 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list.
Firm Attorneys Named to 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List

Congratulations to our attorneys who made the 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list.

Know the signs of nursing home abuse.
When and How to Report Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse is almost epidemic nationally—there are more reported cases of elder abuse each year in the U.S. than both child abuse and domestic violence. In 2015, 20,000 cases of elder abuse were reported in Pennsylvania alone.

What to know during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
The Best Resources for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

While other motorists are required by law to "share the road," we all have a responsibility to make Pennsylvania's roadways a safe place for everyone. We encourage you to take Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month seriously and brush up on best practices and more.

Encourage your teen not to drink and drive this graduation season.
Avoiding a DUI: Graduation Party Safety 101

While graduation party season is a time of excitement and celebration, it can be a time of anxiety and worry for parents.

Slow down for Operation Orange Squeeze
PA Drivers, Beware of Operation Orange Squeeze

In an effort to deter drivers from speeding through active work zones, Operation Orange Squeeze will have state troopers nabbing lead-footed motorists while they are perched in construction vehicles instead of their traditional cruisers.

Distracted driving is an epidemic in the U.S.
Study: Americans Drive Distracted Nearly Every Trip

How big of a safety issue is distracted driving? According to the three-month analysis conducted by ZenDrive blog, Americans use their cell phones nearly every time they're behind the wheel.

Opioid drugs are prescribed in 69 percent of PA workers' comp cases
PA Bill Would Prevent Opioid Abuse in Workers' Comp Program

The goal of the legislation is to reduce the over-prescription of opioids in the Workers' Compensation program.