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!
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.
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.
Still need a New Year's resolution? We have a couple ideas to offer up for motorcyclists.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Gift Guide
It might be time to put away your bike, but there's still plenty to enjoy during the off-season.
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 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.
School Bus Safety Stats to Put Your Mind at Ease
Since the national spotlight is still on school bus safety, the car accident injury attorneys at Edgar Snyder & Associates wanted to take the opportunity to soothe parents' minds: School bus crashes, while horrible, are thankfully rare.
What's Your Vision Worth?
Eye injuries are painful and, sadly, some lead to permanent vision damage, including partial or complete blindness. Sadder yet, is that 90 percent of these eye injuries could have been prevented.
Avoiding Teen Driving Dangers This Thanksgiving
Mostly attributed to college students and out-of-town visitors beginning their homecoming with a night at the bar, the potential for DUIs and alcohol-related accidents greatly increases the night before Thanksgiving.