Updates to NYC Streets

In the first 10 days of 2017 there were 10 traffic fatalities in the five boroughs. Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative has received mixed reviews in regards to its success. While overall traffic fatalities have decreased year over year, there’s been a notable increase in pedestrian and cyclist deaths. 

Concerned residents, advocates, and city officials are encouraging lawmakers to continue to evaluate how to keep drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists safe on NYC streets. 

Last year the city installed 400 speed bumps around the city and created protected bike lanes on streets with a high numbers of injuries/fatalities (including Jay Street in Brooklyn and Chrystie Street in Manhattan).

This year city council members are urging authorities to promote enhanced collaboration of local prosecutors and law enforcement agents in order to hold negligent drivers accountable, specifically drivers involved in hit and run collisions. 

Personal Injury attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers have successfully advocated for victims of traffic injuries and fatalities since 1972. For more information click here.

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