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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!

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.

motorcycle updates
Snyder's Riders Monthly Tune-up

Did you miss out on the last Snyder’s Riders Monthly Tune-up Newsletter? Catch up on some tips from last month here.

backyard injuries
These Backyard Dangers Might Surprise You

If you have children, you may have turned your yard into a mini-playground for them. While backyard activities are great for keeping kids busy, a few of them come with safety risks you should know about. We outline them here.

Study Says Trampoline Park Injuries Skyrocketed in Recent Years
Study: Trampoline Park Injuries Skyrocket

In 2010, there were 581 such ER visits. In 2014, that number jumped to 6,932. The study authors noted, however, that the number of emergency room visits for home trampoline injuries stayed largely the same over that same time frame.

PA law will allow drivers to ride on red
PA 'Ride on Red' Law to Help Keep Drivers Safe

PA's Ride on Red law, designed to protect motorcyclists stuck at busted red lights, goes into effect Sept. 18 and allows all motorists to proceed with caution when they are stuck at a malfunctioning light.

Traumatic brain injury
Did Blows to the Head Cause Brain Damage in WWE Wrestlers?

The former wrestlers, who include "Mr. Wonderful" and Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, say they developed chronic traumatic encephalopathy—more commonly known as CTE—from their time wrestling in the WWE.