The Importance of Wearing a Helmet

Are you a frequent biker around NYC? Do you always wear a helmet while on your bike or motorcycle? You should! Here’s why:

Helmets are proven to lessen the impact of hard surfaces that hit the head during an accident. They are designed to compress when struck, which decreases the severity of the impact by absorbing the force.
There are three main parts of the design of a helmet that are important: the shell, the liner, and the interior. The shell prevents neck injuries and deflects penetrating objects. The liner is the foam part of the helmet that compresses and takes most of the force in an impact. The interior is the soft padding that is designed to provide comfort and fit. All three of these parts are designed to save your life in an accident!
Statistics show that people who wear helmets are much more likely to suffer serious head injuries than people who do not.
It can save your life!!

Next time you get on your bike or motorcycle, think about your safety! Always wear a helmet and be cautious on busy city streets.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in bicycle or motorcycle accident, contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Source: Personal Injury Lawyer Directory


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