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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!

5 Sites to Plan the Perfect PA Motorcycle Ride This Spring
5 Sites to Help Plan the Perfect PA Spring Ride

Whether you're seeking an easy cruise through pristine country roads, or prefer zooming through city streets, we've compiled a list of websites to help you plan a perfect outing.

The side-by-side type of ATV is responsible for two times as many accidents
3 Reasons to Beware Side-by-Side Vehicles

The ATV accident attorneys wanted to point out one statistic in particular regarding side-by-side vehicles: They cause twice as many injuries as their traditional ATV counterparts. Because of that, we wanted to be twice as sure you understood the risks associated with that type of off-road vehicle.

What is Automatic Driver Mode?
Drive Distracted? Automatic Driver Mode Might be in Your Future

Answering phone calls and dashing off texts might be commonplace for you, but soon, all technological distractions in the car could be cut off thanks to Automatic Driver Mode.

A TBI can have a long-lasting impact
What 2 New Studies Say About Traumatic Brain Injuries

What we know about the brain—both how it functions, as well as how it recovers following a trauma—has evolved over the years, and now two new studies have provided even more insight into the long-term effects of a TBI.

What you need to know about the latest workplace injury statistics
What We Can Learn From the Latest Workplace Injury Stats
Don't Drink and Drive on St. Patrick's Day
If You're Drinking This St. Patrick's Day—Don't Drive

They say that everybody's Irish on St. Patrick's Day—but even the luck of the Irish can't prevent drunk drivers from hurting themselves and others in alcohol-related crashes on what's become a holiday synonymous with drinking.

Beware of this State Farm injury questionnaire
Auto Accident Victims: Beware Insurance Injury Forms

A new injury questionnaire being used by State Farm deserves a specific mention. The document, sent to people who've been injured in a car accident, asks open-ended questions about both the accident and associated injuries.

Driverless cars are here
5 Things You Need to Know About Driverless Cars

A few years ago, self-driving cars were essentially science fiction. But they’re a real thing now—they’re already on the roads in Pennsylvania and beyond.

2015 PA Motorcycle Crash Stats
4 Things You Need to Know About PA's Motorcycle Crash Stats

Here at Snyder's Riders, we are always looking for ways to improve our riding skills—and we think some of the numbers compiled by the PennDOT will help all our fellow motorcyclists do the same.

Consider yellow lights caution zones
Yellow Lights + Dangerous Intersections = Accident Hot Spots

The decision you make at a yellow light—whether to slam on your brakes and screech to a halt, or hit the gas and proceed through the intersection—could very well be the difference between a safe ride to work and a trip to the local emergency room.

Understanding light duty jobs
4 Things About Light Duty Jobs You Need to Understand

While light-duty jobs are part of the Workers' Comp process, there are a few things you should consider before deciding whether or not to accept such an assignment.

Talk about safe driving with your teen
How to Talk to Your Kids About PA's Latest Crash Stats

In Pennsylvania, young drivers caused nearly a fifth of all motor vehicle crashes in 2015, the most recent year for which statistics are available.

AG will help combat elder abuse
PA Alert: Plans to Combat Elderly Abuse Underway in Wake of Theft Case

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said his office is working in four capacities to help combat elder abuse in the Keystone State

motorcycle insurance
Motorcycle Coverage You Could Be Missing

We get it – insurance is boring. But having enough coverage could protect you and help you get back on your feet if you're ever in a motorcycle accident.

Don't repeat these dangerous driving habits this winter.
This Winter, Don't Repeat Dangers Driving Habits 'Groundhog Day' Style

While hilarity ensued when Murray's fictional Phil relived the same day over and over, trust us when we tell you that repeating these five cold-weather driving habits can lead you to be a crash culprit.

Drugged driving and seniors: What you need to know
Drugged Driving Among Senior Citizens a Growing Concern

With age may come wisdom, but for some, it may also come with medical conditions—and some of them could require prescription medication. Unfortunately for many older, mobile Americans, meds and travel don't mix.

Beware of the dangers of drowsy driving
Need Sleep? Then You Might Be at Greater Risk of a Crash

If you've been skimping on sleep, listen up: Getting less than four hours of shut-eye each day gives you about the same level of impairment as being legally drunk.

Exploding E-Cigarettes Prompt FDA Action
FDA Taking Action on Exploding E-Cigarettes

The FDA announced recently that it will host a two-day public workshop in April to gather information and discuss safety concerns related to e-cigarette batteries.

off-season motorcycling
Introducing Snyder's Drivers

We'd like to invite you to join Snyder's Drivers, a community of people committed to help keep our roads safer for everyone.

PA's 2015 Crash Statistics
5 Things to Know About PA's 2015 Crash Statistics

It's important to note that while fatal crashes decreased across the board in 2015, in many categories, crash injuries are on the rise.