5 Tips for Traveling Back from the Holidays

You may be heading back to the city from your holiday festivities. Check out these safety tips for heading home from your holiday destination:

1. Avoid High Travel Days: the day after Christmas tends to be a pretty busy traffic day but since it is on a Thursday this year, traveling might be dispersed over the weekend.

2. Leave Early: It might be a good idea to head home early from your holiday destination, as there tends to be less travel in the morning and if snow is on its way it’s better to beat it than get stuck in it.

3. Watch Out for Drunk Drivers: There still may be some intoxicated drivers on the road, depending on what time you leave. Be alert and cautious of other drivers around you.

4. Pack Presents in Shopping Bags: Pack all gifts in shopping bags or garbage bags and put them in the trunk so items do not projectile in the event of a crash.

5. Break Up Your Travels: If you have far to go, try breaking up your driving time by either booking a hotel on your route or stopping to rest at a few service areas along the way. Drowsy driving is extremely dangerous! 1 in 25 drivers fall asleep behind the wheel, according to the CDC.

Dear Friends and Clients,

Our firm is dedicated to act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues. As such, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also ensuring the health 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, most 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 the country we live in, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance and representation from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Marvin Anderman and the firm family of Fine, Olin & Anderman, LLP