Safety Tips for New Year’s Eve Festivities

Happy New Year

New Year’s Eve is about celebrating the anticipation of the New Year and starting fresh. However, a good time can turn into tragedy quickly if proper precautions aren’t taken.

Every year, nearly 10,000 people are killed in drunk driving crashes, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The risk of sharing the road with a drunk driver is even higher on holidays like New Year’s because of the amount of celebrations. In fact, New Year’s is the most dangerous day of the year for drunk driving on our nation’s roadways.

Work together with your friends and families to have a safe New Year’s Eve by following these simple tips:

If You’re Heading Out to a Party

  • Make sure you designate a driver, whether it be a local cab service or a friend or loved one who does not plan on drinking that night.
  • Considering hiring a shuttle of limo to take you and your friends to all of your destinations for the evening.
  • Arrange of a hotel to stay at if need be.
  • Never walk around alone at night, especially if intoxicated.
  • Never ride a bike while drunk.
  • If You’re Planning a Party
  • Plan activities that don’t involve heavy drinking.
  • Make sure to put our plenty of filling food and go light on the salty snacks that make people more thirsty.
  • Serve non-alcoholic beverages like water or soda along with your alcoholic beverages.
  • As guests RSVP or arrive, confirm that they have a safe ride home.
  • When guests are leaving, make sure that no one is under the influence before getting behind the wheel.
  • Have numbers for taxis available.
  • Have a guest room or couches available to those who are too drunk to drive home.


Wishing you and yours a safe and happy New Year!

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