Fall to Winter Safety Reminders

Is Your Home Safely Prepared for Winter?

Are you getting ready for winter? Are you pulling out your electric heaters or starting to turn on the heat? Have you already cleaned out your gutters so they are free of leaves? Check out our blog on how to get ahead of the winter freeze by prepping your home.

Is Your Car Ready for Winter?

Have you already put winter tires on your car? Have you already checked your battery to make sure your car’s electrical system is properly charged? Here are some of the best vehicle accessories you need to have on your car for winter:

Winter Tires: when it comes to winter driving, one of the most important products for safety is winter tires. These are super helpful when traveling through snowy and icy conditions!

Antilock Brakes: antilock brakes are useful for all seasons and have been proven to save lives! Instead of causing your vehicle to lock up or skid on icy or snowy roads, this technology allows you to pump and brake.

Traction Control: this technology is designed to prevent wheels from spinning in icy, snowy or muddy conditions. It allows the four tires to have the ability to grip to the pavement. Traction control will monitor or detect when your wheels start to slip.

All-Wheel Drive: the all-wheel drive feature distributes power to each tire, unlike front or rear-wheel drive. This improves the vehicles traction and stability and makes it easier to move in snowy conditions and unplowed roads.

Have You Taken This Crash Course on Deer Safety?

Check out this interactive quiz from Geico to learn more about the habits of deer and how to avoid them on the highway. From October through January, deer-vehicle collisions are at their peak, and it’s the time of year when you should be especially alert and aware, if deer are common in your area. Keep in mind that deer are most active between dusk and dawn, periods when your vision is most compromised.

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