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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!

Autumn motorcycle riding
Gear Up, Cool Down, and Stay Safe While Riding This Fall

If you live in Pennsylvania, you’re no stranger to the beauty of fall foliage. Surrounded by brightly colored leaves and crisp air, autumn makes for some of the best riding weather. If you're continuing to ride later into the season, we have some tips on how to enhance your motorcycle ride for the change in weather.

Essential Car Kit
Fall and Winter Car Kit

With the fall air drawing near, this is a time for drivers to take note of what gear they are storing in their vehicles. The seasons of fall and winter bring icy roads, colder weather, and various less than ideal driving conditions.

Daniel's Law
A New Law May Be Coming for Drivers

It happens all the time. You get into your car, put on your seat belt, and start driving down the road when you hear your cellphone chime with a text alert. Now comes the moment of truth, do you pick up your phone to read the text and reply?

Apps for Drivers
Smartphone Apps for Drivers

Nearly every day we hear about new mobile apps that have been introduced to the smartphone world. Regardless of what type of vehicle you drive — or how often your tires hit the road — constantly evolving technology can help enhance your driving experience and, in some instances, keep you safer on the road.

CDC hopes new tool will help employers keep their workers who travel safe.
New CDC Tool Will Help Keep Traveling Workers Safe

Do you, your family members, or your friends travel for work? If so, it is important to consider these work-travel statistics.

Pennsylvania is consistently listed as one of the top states for deer vs. car collisions
PA Residents: You're This Much More Likely to Hit a Deer

Pennsylvania is famous for many things. We're the city of bridges, the city of champions, and champions of the pierogi. We're also known for our deer—and the car accidents they cause.

distracted driving isn't just a problem among teens
Distracted Driving Isn't Just a Problem Among Teens

When we discuss the dangers of distracted driving, the focus is so often on the failings of America's youngest drivers. But teens aren't the only ones who have a problem checking their phones while behind the wheel.

Is Poor Care Leading to Nursing Home Abuse in PA?
Is Poor Care Leading to Nursing Home Abuse, Death, in PA?

The quality of care provided at Pennsylvania nursing homes has earned a failing grade by one of the nation's leading advocacy organizations. A recent report has called into question how well the Commonwealth protects some of its most vulnerable residents: the elderly.

Snyder's Riders Tune Up: News, motorcycle safety tips and more.
Snyder's Rider's September Tune Up

September is already turning out to be a promising month to get out and ride. We look forward to continuing the SR Rider IQ Challenge and announcing winners for both it and the second round of the Safe Riding Pledge.

Labor Day travel warning
Safety Experts: This Labor Day Could Be Deadly for Motorists

Labor Day weekend travelers, be forewarned: The roads could be (even more) deadly this year.

Labor Day Weekend
Follow These Labor Day Safety Tips

Roughly 34.1 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles over the long Labor Day weekend, which runs from Friday evening through midnight Monday.

Know what to do if your child has a concussion
What You Need to Know About Concussions

For the past few years, concussion awareness has been in the news and a topic of conversation across the country. Much of this conversation focuses on football, but the truth is that many sports put athletes at risk of sustaining a concussion.

used motorcycle guide
Used Motorcycles: A Guide for When You Buy

Anyone who rides knows that motorcycle expenses don’t stop after you buy your bike, so for many, purchasing a used motorcycle can provide all the enjoyment that riding has to offer with a lower price tag. Here are some key points to consider before you buy.

OSHA fines increasing
OSHA Fines Increasing This Month

The change comes in the wake of legislation that requires all federal agencies to adjust their civil penalties to keep up with the rate of inflation.

Tips to make your kid's first school bus ride go smoothly
How to Make Your Kids' First School Bus Trip Less Fightening

Like most things, preparation is key. Here are some tips to avoid a first-time-on-the-school-bus freak out by your future honor roll student:

A College Student's Guide to Pedestrian Safety
College Student's Guide to Walking in The Burgh

Hey college students: You're going to spend a lot of time strolling around the Golden Triangle this semester. Here's what you need to know to do so safely.

Beat the Heat
Hot? Tips to Beat the Heat

With the temperatures rising and AC blasting, there are some safety measures that you can—and should— take when it gets hot.

PA's new car seat law effective Aug. 13
Get Ready: New PA Car Seat Law Effective Aug. 13

The new law goes into effect Aug. 12, and mandates that children younger than 2 be fastened into a rear-facing car seat situated in the back seat of your vehicle. Previously, it was just required that children younger than 4 be fastened into a restraining system in the back seat.

What to Do When You're Injured on Vacation
Be Prepared: What to Do If You're Injured on Vacation

Statistically, a car accident is the number-one cause of death among healthy travelers. In fact, almost 50 percent of all medical evacuations back to the United States—which can cost as much as $100,000—are the result of car crashes.

Tips for parents driving their child to college
Parents: How to Safely Navigate the College Drop-Off

Dropping off your child at college can be an exciting, scary, and sometimes stressful time. It is a defining moment for you as a parent and for your college-bound young adult.