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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!

Survive This Winter with Ease
Tips to Survive the Next 6 Weeks of Winter

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow again, making it the 107th time since 1887 that he's called for 6 more weeks of snow. Thanks a lot, Phil. Since our law firm is committed to keeping people safe, we've put together a short list of things to know to help you survive the final stretch of winter.

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What Your Zodiac Sign Says About Your Driving Habits

Horoscopes—are they just a silly feature at the back of magazines, or do they offer real insight? What if our zodiac signs influence some of our personality traits, and could give us clues to how we'll act in certain situations?

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When Snow Fun Becomes No Fun

Whether it be sledding or skiing, the winter season comes with lots of opportunities for outdoor fun. However, sometimes these snowy adventures can take a dangerous turn. Learn how to help prevent the potential hazards of these popular winter pastimes.

New Year, New Insurance: Property Damage
New Year, New Insurance: Property Damage Liability

As part of our continuing series of posts about your car insurance for the New Year, we're going to take a look at Property Damage Liability. It's a seemingly simple form of coverage – required in Pennsylvania – that protects you from paying for damaged property after an accident.

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New Year, New Insurance: Protection from Uninsured Drivers

The weather forecast calls for a downpour. Before you leave your house, do you grab an umbrella or do you hope that a stranger on the street will let you borrow theirs if it starts to rain? NOT having adequate Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) coverage is like relying on a stranger to give you their umbrella so you don't get drenched.

Do Lower Gas Prices Mean More Car Crashes?
Do Lower Gas Prices Mean More Car Crashes?

It's always great to save when filling up your tank. However, there are unintended consequences that come with cheaper gas. As prices drop, more drivers can afford road trips. Additional drivers mean more chances for accidents and injuries.

Kick Snowy Driveways to the Curb
Kick Snowy Driveways to the Curb

Many kids sit at the window, watching falling snow, dreaming of all the fun they'll have sledding, making snowmen, or throwing snowballs. As adults, most of us sit at the window, dreaming of heated driveways or snow that would shovel itself.

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How Our Employees Helped Make Holiday Wishes Come True

For some people, the holidays are a joyful time, one they look forward to all year long. But this isn't the case for everyone, and there are a number of organizations in our community that try to make the holidays as happy as possible for people who are in need. One of those organizations reached out to our law firm recently.

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Take-a-Cab Program Returns Hundreds Home Safely on New Year's Eve

The "Take-a-Cab, We'll Pay the Tab" program provided 92 free cab rides to 184 Blair County residents this past New Year's Eve.

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7 Tips to Help You Drive Safely in the Dark

Although 25% of all driving takes place at night, over 50% of deadly car accidents occur then. These 7 tips shed light on the safest ways to drive at night.

The Ultimate Winter Driving Guide
The Essential Guide to Winter Driving

At our law firm, we see too many accidents and injuries caused by poor weather conditions, unsafe roads, and unprepared drivers. So we've created the ultimate winter driving guide – resources to help you navigate the frigid months ahead.

Steps to Winter-Proof Your Home
6 Steps to Winter-Proof Your Home

We've compiled some safety tips to winter-proof your home. Since you're responsible for the wellbeing of guests and individuals visiting your property, taking these steps will keep everyone safe – and you protected.

Pittsburgh's Guide to New Year's Eve
Alternate Transportation for New Year's Eve Pittsburgh

Our law firm strives to put a stop to dangerous drivers, especially when alcohol is involved. So if you're celebrating the New Year in Pittsburgh, we've put together a list of 6 alternatives to getting behind the wheel after your New Year's party.

7 Reasons Why You Need Snow Tires Now
7 Reasons You Need Snow Tires Now

Winter tires offer a number of benefits to drivers, especially in areas where the temperature drops below freezing. Chances are, you're no stranger to battling winter weather conditions. So we put together a list of the top 7 reasons why we recommend you get winter tires.

4 most dangerous holiday decorations for pets
4 Holiday Decorations That Are Harmful to Pets

Tinsel, Mistletoe, and Hanukkah gelt all made the list of the most dangerous holiday decorations for pets.

5 Things to Look Out for When Shopping on Boxing Day
5 Dangerous Things You Should Look Out for When Shopping

Many people take to the stores on December 26th – known throughout the world as Boxing Day – to return gifts, exchange unwanted items, or to spend a little more holiday money. And since we're an injury law firm, we want to give you some safety tips for your Boxing Day outings.

space heater safety
It's Getting Hot in Here: Space Heater Safety

Most of us have heard that space heaters are one of the most dangerous items in your house. But many people pull out a portable heater at some point during the winter, especially in houses that are older and drafty. So if you're going to use a space heater, what should you know to keep you and your loved ones safe? And why are space heaters so dangerous in the first place?

Top 3 Indoor and Outdoor Holiday Hazards
Top 3 Dangers From Indoor & Outdoor Decorations

As the weather grows colder and the holidays approach, many homeowners adorn their homes with seasonal decorations. For some, decorating is a family tradition. But do you know which holiday decorations are potentially dangerous to you and your loved ones? We've compiled of a list of holiday adornments that might pose a threat to your seasonal enjoyment.

6 Dangerous Things You Might Do on Your Road Trips
6 Dangerous Road Trip Habits

As you make your road trips this holiday season, keep a few things in mind. Sometimes, we put ourselves in danger without even realizing it. We put together a short list of 6 dangerous things you might do on your road trips.

Top 5 Holiday Flicks with Serious Safety Hazards
Top 5 Holiday Movies with Serious Safety Hazards

When we think of this season, there are a few flicks that always come to mind. We decided to make a list of our favorite holiday movies along with the crazy safety hazards these lovable characters find themselves in.