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!

riding motorcycle in winter
Is Your Motorcycle Ready for Winter?

With winter around the corner, it's important to keep your motorcycle in mind as you prep for the next change in season.

Federal guidelines for highly autonomous vehicles have been released.
Help Wanted: Feds Seek Input on Self-Driving Car Safety Regulations

The Department of Transportation is formally requesting public input on matters dealing with highly autonomous vehicles, and because Pittsburgh is on the front lines of self-driving car technology thanks to Uber, we wanted to make sure folks around here knew about it.

Glare is emerging as a problem with LED lights in Pittsburgh and beyond.
Pittsburgh Has An LED Streetlight Problem (And It Isn't Alone)

LED lighting has been all the rage in recent years for good reason: They are environmentally friendly, durable, long-lasting, and they are cooler than their incandescent counterparts. But for every yin there is a hang.

OSHA recently initiated a program to help end work-related hearing loss.
It's Time to End Work-Related Hearing Loss

We want to give credit where it is due: Strides by OSHA and other government agencies to reduce the number of workers who endure tinnitus, short-term and even permanent hearing loss are steps in the right direction.

The PA Workers' Comp Act could change if bill approved
Pennsylvania Workers' Comp Act Will Change if Bill Passed

Under Pennsylvania's Workers' Compensation Act, insurance coverage for injuries suffered by volunteers while responding to emergencies on state game lands would be provided by their local municipalities. But that might soon change.

Be aware of fall driving hazards.
New Season, New Driving Hazards

The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and the holiday season is quickly approaching. We you head out on the road this autumn, it's important that you follow our fall driving safety tips first.

Uber expanded its PA service area.
Uber Has Expanded Its Pennsylvania Service Area

Uber fans rejoice: The popular app-driven ride-sharing service that has taken Pittsburgh and so many other cities by storm has drastically expanded its Pennsylvania service area.

navigating traffic
Traffic Temptations

Suffering from an urge to kill time while driving? You may be suffering from traffic temptations. Let us help to give you a check-up.

27,000 older Americans die because of a fall each year.
Falls are Leading Cause of Injury and Death Among Elderly

Falls are a leading cause of injury and death among older Americans, and safety advocates are increasingly referring to the matter as a public health issue.

Try this Apple Pie Punch mocktail.
September Mocktail: Apple Pie Punch

It's no secret that holidays are responsible for an increase in drinking and driving. To avoid this, nonalcoholic drinks can be a great way to keep you and your guests safe while enjoying fall celebrations.

Pittsburgh police will be increasing DUI patrols in 2017
Pittsburgh Police Beefing Up DUI Patrols in 2017

We applaud the City of Pittsburgh for stepping up its efforts in cracking down on DUIs, and we ask all of our friends in and around the 'Burgh to do their part, too: Please, don't drink and drive.

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.