Get Ahead of the Winter Freeze!

Dog  It’s never too early to start preparing for the heating season.

 Follow this check list of tips for heating safety. Are you being safe when it comes to heating your home?:

 1. Has your furnace been inspected and serviced recently? A furnace should be properly serviced at least once a year.

 2. Do your children know basic heater safety rules? Teach them! They should never touch a space heater when it is turned on. Keep space heaters out of small children’s rooms.

 3. Does your portable heater have any auto shut-off feature? Make sure it does or buy one that does!
 4. Is your space heater plugged directly into an outlet? It should not be plugged into an extension cord. It should be placed at least three feet away from anything that can burn such as bedding, paper or walls.
5. Have you tested your smoke alarms lately? Make sure they are working throughout your entire house!
6. Have you tested your carbon monoxide alarms? Carbon monoxide can be extremely dangerous because you can’t smell or see it! Make sure all of our carbon monoxide alarms are working.

Stay safe this season and get prepared! Get more information and fire safety tips by visiting the National Fire Protection Association website.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a fire as a result of someone else’s negligence, call us today or chat with one of our live agents 24/7.

Dear friends and clients,

In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP