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Concerned About Coronavirus?

We all have a duty to keep ourselves, our families, our neighbors, and our communities safe right now. This means temporarily reshaping the way we live our lives to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). At Brooks Law Group we are taking this duty seriously and are practicing the “social distancing” guidelines recommended by health officials. To ensure you still have access to us, our lawyers are available to meet with you remotely so we can answer your legal questions and discuss your case.

Across the nation, people are limiting in-person contact as much as possible to help slow the spread of the virus and allow our health care system to operate within its capacity. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to provide important guidance about what we all can do to protect ourselves and others from exposure. (Visit the CDC website for the most up-to-date information and recommendations.)

During this challenging time, our legal team remains available to talk about your legal issues over the phone or via free video conferencing services such as:

  • GoToMeeting
  • Facetime
  • Skype
  • Zoom

If you are ready to speak with a lawyer now, please contact us to schedule your free consultation. Our team can meet with you remotely and get started on your case immediately without having to talk in person.

How the Brooks Law Group Is Taking Precautions for the Coronavirus

  • Our physical offices have reopened, but we are still encouraging our clients and employees to handle their work remotely when possible. While you may come to our office if you are not experiencing any symptoms, we’re offering solutions such as free video consultations so that you have access to our attorneys without having to leave your home. We encourage you to take advantage of these!
  • The majority of our staff have transitioned to working remotely to help limit outside interaction and to help observe the social distancing guidelines recommended by the CDC and the White House.
  • Our technology was set-up in advance of the pandemic to allow us to continue working on our clients’ cases and to take on new clients through our cloud-based, securely encrypted database that allows our staff to access the information they need from the safety of their homes.
  • Our attorneys and staff are handling almost all client interactions via email, the phone or secure video conferencing software to keep our staff and our clients as safe as possible.

What Steps Should You Be Taking to Limit the Spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19?

  • Keep up-to-date on the latest health guidelines from the White House and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Wash your hands as often as you are able, especially after coming into contact with anything that someone else may have touched. Hand washing should be done for at least 20 seconds each time or use hand sanitizer when it is available.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Are you feeling under the weather? Stay home! If you’ve experienced any of the symptoms common to the novel coronavirus (fever, dry cough, fatigue, etc.) then it is recommended you shelter in place.
  • Limit your interactions with anyone that you don’t live with. While some essential workers cannot help but come into contact with others, if you are able to limit outside interactions then please do so.
  • Instead of coughing or sneezing into your hands, do so into your forearm.
  • When leaving your house or workplace, maintain the recommended six-feet social distancing guidelines. Avoid groups of people larger than 10.
  • Wear face coverings when going out in public. If you don’t have any, you can improvise with items around your house such as bandanas or t-shirts. Here is a tutorial on creating face coverings at home from the CDC.

Don’t Panic!

We are all living in uncertain times, and it is perfectly understandable to feel overwhelmed. We will all get through this by working together. Our team created another blog post to give you information on how you can do your part to help others in need during the coronavirus pandemic. If you are in need yourself, you can also contact these resources to see if they can assist you and your family.

Steve was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. As was the practice for new doctors his father worked day and night during his medical residency at Charity Hospital there. Steve comes from a long line of doctors. His father, his grandfather, his great grandfather, even two uncles were all specialists and/or surgeons in their chosen medical specialties, including internal medicine specialist, obstetrics / gynecology, neurosurgery and general practice / surgery. His great-great grandfather was the Surgeon General of Ohio during the Civil War.