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!

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Unfortunately, an afternoon motorcycle ride can all too often turn tragic. When you share the road with SUVs (and other large vehicles), an otherwise minor accident can easily be very serious for a motorcyclist.

Meet Us Monday - Tiara Dinkins

In this week's Meet Us Monday, we cover everything from abstract art to Jurassic Park, as Tiara Dinkins gives us a glimpse into her life.

Meet Us Monday - Jen Matassa

"My teenage self wouldn't be surprised to see where I am today. I fell into an after school job in high school with two wonderful women lawyers."

Meet Us Monday – Jennifer L. Webster
Meet Us Monday – Jennifer L. Webster

Ready to get the week started? We are! Check out our latest addition to Meet Us Mondays. This week we had a chat with Jennifer L. Webster, an experienced trial attorney here at ESA.

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
Attorneys Named to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Lists

PITTSBURGH– Edgar Snyder & Associates is pleased to announce the firm's attorneys who have been selected to the 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® lists.

Natalie Parkinson and MADD
Giving Back Spotlight: Natalie Parkinson

Our next community spotlight is on Natalie Parkinson, a victim impact speaker and volunteer for MADD. Learn how she honors her daughter's memory through her work with the organization.

Pam Ondash and MADD
Giving Back Spotlight: Pam Ondash

Our next community spotlight is on Pam Ondash, a victim impact speaker and volunteer for MADD. Learn how she honors her son's memory through her work.

Trooper Kenton Iwaniec Foundation
Giving Back Spotlight: Trooper Kenton Iwaniec Foundation

We have been long-time supporters of the Trooper Kenton Iwaniec Foundation and their mission to combat impaired driving. Learn more about what they do and why.

Fighting Childhood Hunger With Josh Bell
Giving Back Spotlight: Playworks

Next up in our community spotlight series is the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. We teamed up with baseball players Josh Bell & Josh Harrison to help bring healthy meals to people in our region.

Blessings in a Backpack
Giving Back Spotlight: Blessings in a Backpack

Food insecurity is a problem that 13 million children face. Blessings in a Backpack is one part of the solution to that problem.

Teaming up with Kris Letang
Giving Back Spotlight: The Boys & Girls Clubs

We're proud to work alongside hockey star Kris Letang and the Boys & Girls Clubs as they provide a space for kids to work, play, and grow. Here's what they are doing to support children in our region.

Kris Letang and Playworks
Giving Back Spotlight: Playworks

Next up in our community spotlight series is Playworks. We partnered with hockey star Kris Letang to help bring healthy, active play to kids in our region.

white truck
Info for Truck and Delivery Drivers

Between icy driving conditions and tight delivery deadlines, the holidays are a vulnerable time for truck and delivery drivers. Remember, if you’re hurt on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation.

Miracles in Moon
Giving Back Spotlight: Miracles in Moon

Our next community spotlight is on Miracles in Moon. They're determined help every child, regardless of physical ability, participate in a simple childhood pleasure: playing baseball.

Variety the Children's Charity
Giving Back Spotlight: Variety

The next organization in our "Giving Back" highlight series is Variety, the Children's Charity. Learn how they help kids in our region accomplish their dreams.

The Heyward House
Giving Back Spotlight: The Heyward House

We're excited to highlight our community partners this holiday season. First up: football player Cameron Heyward's foundation The Heyward House.

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 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.