February 2019 Newsletter

In This Issue…
• SIG Hosts Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day
• Hit and Run Accidents: Do’s and Don’ts
• Preventing Road Rage: Just “Let It Go”!
• Recipe of the Month: Chicken and Broccoli Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash
• What’s Happening Around South Florida #SouthFlWeekend
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SIG Hosts Take Our Daughters
and Sons To Work Day
On Friday, February 1, 2019 our attorneys, staff and children of employees of the firm
spent the day “in court” solving the crime of Who Ate The Cookies, raced around our
newly renovated 30,000 square foot office for an exciting scavenger hunt, pigged out on
pizza and ice cream, and relaxed while watching a movie on oversized beanbag chairs.
For us, the celebration of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is more than a
break from school or a chance for our children to see what mommy or daddy do to earn
a living. This annual tradition is an opportunity for tomorrow’s workforce to get an
in-person introduction to the career options that working at a law firm offers. Along with
being a fun day for the kids and the adults, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
is an important teaching opportunity. We hope this special day could be the spark that
inspires the love of a courtroom and a future attorney!
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Hit and Run Accidents: Do’s and Don’ts
Being involved in any type of vehicle accident is never pleasant. But when it’s a hit and
run accident , where one driver flees the scene, it is even more nerve-wracking.
A person who has been involved in an auto accident may leave the scene without
identifying themselves because they were at fault and want to avoid the consequences.
Often hit and run drivers are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or they may
not have a valid driver’s license or car insurance.
Here are our top “Do’s and Don’ts” if you are involved in a hit and run accident:
DO:
Obtain medical help for you and any other victim right away.
Call the police.
Try to get the name, contact name and number, and license and insurance
information from the other driver.
Get any identifying information about the other vehicle such as make, model, color,
physical condition, license plate state and number.
Try to get a photo of the other vehicle, especially the license plate.
Take photos of your car’s damage and the scene.
Give the police a full account of the accident and describe the car and its
occupants.
Ask any witnesses for more information about the accident and if they will provide
a statement to the police. Get their contact information too.
Call a lawyer who specializes in hit and run accidents, like the lawyers at Steinger,
Greene & Feiner
DON’T:
Lose your cool! Stay calm so as not to make the situation worse.
Leave the scene – it’s illegal.
Confront the other driver if he or she won’t give out any information and/or leaves
the scene of the accident.
Chase a driver who leaves the scene of an accident. First of all, you will be leaving
the scene of an accident, but you also run the risk of a dangerous confrontation or
getting into another crash.
Finally, DO get an experienced hit and run accident attorney on your side. As a victim of
a hit and run accident, the other driver may owe you compensation for your injuries and
property damage. Your case may be even stronger because the other driver fled the
scene.
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Preventing Road Rage: Just “Let It Go”!
We have all become annoyed and even angry at other drivers when behind the wheel.
Aggressive behavior such as tailgating and speeding and rude tactics like stealing a
parking space, being cut off, inappropriate hand gestures, excessively honking the horn
or intentionally driving too slowly can really raise your blood pressure.
But road rage – defined as violent anger caused by the stress and frustration of driving
a motor vehicle in difficult conditions – is increasingly a factor in auto accidents . Of car
crashes caused by driver error, fully one-third may be linked to road rage behaviors
according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
No matter how angry you become at another driver’s misbehavior, the best way to avoid
road rage – and a potential accident – is to “Let it go!” Here are our top suggestions to
prevent road rage:
Move over if a vehicle is tailgating you – it’s okay to give in to another driver.
Drive defensively – let another car pass you.
Use a neutral hand wave to defuse the situation.
Never text while you drive – it’s illegal and particularly annoying to other drivers.
Listen to soothing music as you drive.
Avoid using your horn.
Give other cars plenty of room.
Avoid eye contact with other drivers.
Road rage can cause confrontations and accidents that may result in injuries and even
fatalities. Remain calm and drive carefully to avoid getting in a road rage situation.
Learn more in our “How to Prevent Road Rage” blog.
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If you or any family member has been injured in an auto accident or motorcycle accident
or any other type of personal injury, it’s important to get an attorney with experienced in
these types of cases involved immediately.
Call (800) 561-4214 for your free consultation. steinger, feiner & Greene Injury Lawyers
can help you determine whether you need a lawyer for any incident or any personal
injury case.
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Recipe of the Month
Chicken and Broccoli Twice-Baked
Spaghetti Squash
This recipe proves spaghetti squash is made for the twice-baked treatment – it’s not just
for potatoes! The squash gets roasted, blanketed in a creamy sauce with chicken and
broccoli, and topped with cheese before taking a turn under the broiler for a golden
brown crust.
Ingredients
1 medium spaghetti squash (2 1/2 to 3 pounds)
1 cup broccoli florets
2 cups 2% milk
1 clove garlic, smashed
4 ounces Neufchatel cheese (or 1/3 less fat cream cheese)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cooked chicken breasts, diced (use rotisserie chicken for a shortcut)
Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2. With a sharp knife, carefully cut about four 1/2-inch slits in the squash to allow
steam to escape while it cooks. Put the squash on a baking sheet and roast for
about 1 1/2 hours. Let the squash cool for about 20 minutes on the baking sheet.
3. Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to a boil and prepare an ice water bath. Blanch the
broccoli briefly in the boiling water then transfer to the ice bath to cool. Drain and
set aside.
4. Cut the squash in half lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds. With a
large fork, pull the squash fibers away from the outer peel (use a towel to hold the
squash in place if necessary). Reserve the squash and the outer peel.
5. Preheat the broiler.
6. Put the milk and garlic in a saucepan over medium-high heat and heat until it just
begins to simmer, about 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium, add the
Neufchatel cheese, Parmesan and 1 cup of the mozzarella and stir until melted.
Turn off the heat, stir in the yogurt and season with salt and pepper. Remove the
garlic. Add the squash, chicken and broccoli and toss to coat. Divide the mixture
between the reserved squash peels. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella.
7. Place the stuffed squash onto a baking sheet and broil until the cheese is melted
and bubbly, a few minutes.
Recipe courtesy of Katie Lee
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What’s Happening Around South
Florida #SouthFlWeekend
The Honda Classic
February 23 – March 3
PGA National Resort
Palm Beach Gardens
Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Festival
FREE Event
March 9 – 10
Old School Square
Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
Calle Ocho 8 Music Festival Carnaval
March 10
Little Havana, Miami
Miami-Dade County Fair
March 14 – April 7
Coral Way, Miami
BandSandBrews: Craft Beer & Music Fest for a Cause!
March 16
Carlin Park, Jupiter
Palm Beach International Boat Show
March 28 – 31
Downtown West Palm Beach
Treasure Coast Carnival & Music Festival
March 29 – 31
Causeway Cove Marina
Fort Pierce
St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations
Lake Worth St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 17
Downtown Lake Worth
Hollywood St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
March 10
Downtown Hollywood
St. Patrick’s Day Wynwood
FREE 2-day block party
March 16 & 17
Wynwood, Miami
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