Motorcycle Safety Month

According to the National Safety Council motorcycle fatalities have steadily increased over the last decade. In the Spring and Summer months there is a greater number of motorcyclists on the road. Please join us this May in helping to spread the word about Motorcycle Safety.

“All motorists are reminded to safely “Share the Road” with motorcycles and to be extra alert when driving to help keep motorcyclists safe.  Motorcyclists are reminded to make themselves visible to other motorists in case other drivers are not looking out for motorcycle riders”-National Safety Council

Many New York and New Jersey roadways are extremely congested and often difficult to navigate. Certain driving behaviors, like speeding, driving distracted, and driving aggressively all increase the risk of being involved in a crash.  We urge all drivers to be mindful of others on the road, especially motorcyclists who are more likely to be seriously hurt or killed if involved in a collision.

For more information about motorcycle safety click here. If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle crash contact us today.

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