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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!

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.

Be safe, take a motorcycle skills training class
Skills Training is Key to Motorcycle Safety
Nursing home abuse is up in PA
Nursing Home Abuse Cases Up in PA, But There's Hope

Fortunately, it's not all gloom and doom for Pennsylvania's senior citizens and nursing home residents.

Prom safety tips for parents
5 Tips to Keep Teens Safe on Prom Night

Please don't underestimate the potential for a prom night car accident. If you're a parent of a teenager, consider these tips to keep your kids safe.

Millennials' driving habits put them at risk
Risky Driving Behaviors Put Millennials at Risk

For certain young adults, long gone are the days of cautiously driving their parents’ aging cars at 16. Now, a recent survey reported that 88 percent of millennials are engaging in more risky behavior on the roads than ever before.