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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!

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.

Top Workplace Hazards of 2016
These Were the Top 5 Workplace Hazards in 2016

The prevalence of workplace injuries brings an old saying to mind: Luck favors the prepared. That's because workplace injuries can often be prevented altogether through education and training, as well as the proper use of personal protective gear.

DUI arrests were up 44 percent this past holiday
Holiday DUI Crashes, Arrests Up in 2016

The countdown to the 2016 Christmas holiday came with stern warnings from law enforcement officials to party people throughout the Keystone State: Drive sober or get pulled over. It was a warning that, unfortunately, went unheeded by hundreds of people.

off-season motorcycling
Rider Resolutions

Still need a New Year's resolution? We have a couple ideas to offer up for motorcyclists.

Need a New Year's Resolution? How about one of these?
Try One of These New Year's Resolutions

The holidays are officially over: The iconic ball has dropped, the corks have been popped and a new year is now upon us. Might we suggest one of these resolutions?

Celebrate the season with one of these mocktail recipes
Celebrate Responsibly With Holiday Mocktails

As we head into the final days of 2016, the car accident injury attorneys at Edgar Snyder & Associates want to remind you: Just one drink too many can lead to poor decision-making, like getting behind the wheel while impaired.

Take a cab, we'll pay the tab
This NYE Take a Cab, We'll Pay the Tab

If you have New Year's Eve plans in Altoona, and they include alcohol, take advantage of Blair County's Take-a-Cab Program by calling (814) 947-6805 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. to get a free and safe ride home this Saturday, Dec. 31.

Understand PA's social host law this NYE
Two PA Liquor Laws to Know This New Year's

Unfortunately, the spirit of the holiday season may contribute to overindulging by some partygoers—and overserving by hosts and bartenders.

Avoid these holiday pet pitfalls this holiday season.
Avoiding Holiday Pet Pitfalls

Your guests, decorations and yes, even your holiday feast, can be disastrous for your pets. Because nobody wants to deal pet stress during a food coma, here's a do-it-yourself guide to avoiding holiday pet pitfalls.

The number of Thanksgiving DUI arrests are up over last year.
Increase in Thanksgiving DUIs Should Be Cautionary Tale

As we head into the winter holiday home stretch, the car accident injury attorneys at Edgar Snyder & Associates hope Pennsylvania motorists use the high number of citations and increase in DUI arrests as cautionary tales.

This winter, be prepared for the worst-case scenario.
How to Properly Winterize Your Vehicle

There's a reason for these types of seasonal safety reminders: Worst-case scenarios happen, and when they do, they are easier to get through if you're prepared.

Beware of the most dangerous toys of 2016
Buyer Beware: Avoid These Dangerous Toys

Being vigilant is especially important during the holiday season, when the multi-billion dollar U.S. toy industry makes 65 percent of its sales. If you're still contemplating some last-minute gifts, steer clear of these toys.

Don't drive sick
Driving While Sick? You Could Be Driving Impaired

The sad truth is that drivers with colds may be just as dangerous as those driving drunk. In fact, it's estimated that motorists' driving skills drop by about 50 percent when they are under the weather while behind the wheel.

Snyder's Riders holiday gift guide
Snyder's Riders Gift Guide

It might be time to put away your bike, but there's still plenty to enjoy during the off-season.

Follow our winter weather driving tips.
Tips for Safe Winter Travel

Of the more than 5.7 million vehicle crashes that occur on U.S. roadways each year, nearly a quarter of them are weather related.

Attorney Edgar Snyder was honored recently for 50 years in the legal field.
Attorney Edgar Snyder Recognized for 50 Years in Legal Field

Attorney Edgar Snyder was one of several lawyers honored by the Allegheny County Bar Association recently for a career milestone: 50 years in the legal field.