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!

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.

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?