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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!

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.

Stay safe on National Walk Day.
How NOT to Spend National Walking Day

We're not here to tell you how to enjoy National Walking Day. Spend your half-an-hour doing whatever you enjoy most on walks: Go for a hike, go with your family, or take your dog. But we are here to tell you how NOT to spend National Walking Day.

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.