Daylight Savings Time is Near! How Should You Be Preparing?

As Daylight Savings Time ends every year on the first Sunday of November, clocks are set back one hour and the sun goes down earlier.  This year it lands on November 2nd

But besides remembering to set all your clocks back an hour, Daylight Savings Time serves as a reminder to check the batteries in your home’s smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Batteries sin smoke alarms should be replaced every year and checked on a monthly basis. There should be smoke alarms on each floor of your home, including the basement and outside bedrooms or sleeping areas.

Carbon monoxide alarms should be installed on every level of your home and should be kept at least 15 feet away from fuel-burning appliances. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a gas that you can’t see, smell or taste. It can be deadly if undetected by an alarm. Children are especially vulnerable to CO poisoning because of their size. Symptoms include headache, nausea and drowsiness. 184 children die each year due to CO poisoning and 20,000 children visit the ER each year.

Keep your family safe this season and use Daylight Savings Time as a reminder to not only set your clocks back, but to check all alarms in your home or purchase a carbon monoxide or smoke alarm for all levels of your home.

Source: Safekids.org

 

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