Holiday Traveling Safety Tips

You may be heading out to family or friends’ houses for the holiday. Follow these safety tips when traveling with little ones!:

Before you Head Out:

• Remove any bulky coats before placing your child in a car seat. Use a blanket to keep them warm for a long car ride.

• Make sure everyone is buckled up before you start your drive! Even your spouse.

• Don’t get distracted by screaming children in the backseat. Try keeping them preoccupied with toys and other things that will keep their minds busy for the long drive.

• Put your cell phone in the glove compartment or center console where you won’t be tempted to check it. Or ask your spouse to reply to texts or emails for you!

When you arrive at your destination:

• Check to see if there is a fireplace that needs to be covered with screens. If there’s a fireplace, make sure it is protected or not on at all.

• Teach kids to stay out of the kitchen and away from hot food and appliances.

• Ask your host or hostess to keep medicine stored in locked cabinets or on high shelves.

• Make sure you have a room to stay in or book a room in a nearby hotel. There is usually a lot of drinking around the holiday season, so stay safe and don’t drive!

• Make sure there is a smoke alarm in the room you plan on staying in.

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season.

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