Winter Driving Safety Tips

As winter approaches and the snow begins to fall, driving can be extremely dangerous depending on road conditions. Help keep our roads safe this winter and follow these driving safety tips for driving in snowy and icy conditions:

·         If the roads conditions are bad, don’t drive at all if you don’t have to!

·         Watch out for pedestrians! The gloomy weather and falling snow can create for hard-to-see conditions. Watch out for kids walking to school and other pedestrians crossing streets.

·         Take public transportation if you can!

·         Don’t drive until the snow plows have gone through your route.

·         If you must drive in snowy or icy conditions, make sure your car is properly maintained and be sure to have all equipment necessary – snow tires, cat litter and a safety kit in your trunk.

·         Always clean your car off before heading out in snowy or icy conditions. Make sure all windows are clean and defrosted.

·         Slow down! If the roads are icy or snowy, go much slower than you normally would to avoid skidding.

·         Leave extra room between you and the vehicle in front of you to allow for gentle braking.

·         Turn your lights on and keep windshield’s clean!

·         When driving over bridges, go extra slow because they may freeze quickly in shady areas.

·         If you find yourself fishtailing or skidding, take your foot off the accelerator and do not hit the brakes! Steer in the direction you want your front wheels to go.

·         Never pass snow plows or safety trucks. They are there for your safety!

·         Don’t assume your vehicle can handle these road conditions, even if you have four-wheel drive. Take it slow!

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident due to the negligence of another drive, contact Jacoby & Meyers for help.

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