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SECURELIVING A MONTHLY SERVICE OF ANDERSON LAW OFFICES

Greer H. Anderson

Eric Patrick

February 2014

Additional Office In Camp Hill Means Even More Personalized Service BREAKING NEWS! Effective January 1st the Anderson Law Offices is adding another attorney and an additional office! Joining the firm will be attorney Eric Patrick who will head up our new location in Camp Hill. Attorney Patrick has extensive insider knowledge of the insurance industry and knows exactly what it takes to generate successful out-comes for our injured clients. While we remain happy to make house calls, we realize that some folks simply prefer to meet at an office. We expect that many of our clients from Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and the surrounding areas will find this location to be more convenient.

Our mission has always centered around helping injured members of our community successfully navigate our complex legal system. By adding an office in Camp Hill we’ll be able to greatly expand that mission.”

Our Clients Say It Best...

…He went the extra mile and came to my home to work on my case… He stood by my side every step of the way and always followed up to make sure I didn’t have and unanswered questions.” – Heather K.

– Greer H. Anderson

In This Issue • New Location • Top 10 Reasons For Distracted Driving • Cooking with Greer • CONTEST • Stranger Than Fiction • Top 5 Regrets... New Office Location at 240 South 18th Street Camp Hill, PA 17011


Announcing The “Clients Always Ask Us” Contest...

So You Think You Can Drive Distracted? Top 10 Reasons Drivers Are Distracted In the last two years, more than 65,000 people were killed in traffic accidents. One in ten of those crashes were caused by a distracted driver. The top 10 reasons drivers were distracted is as follows:

1. 62% were simply lost in thought or daydreaming 2. 12% were using a cell phone (talking, texting, etc) 3. 7% were observing an outside event(rubbernecking) 4. 5% were talking to or looking at other occupants in the car

5. 2% were reaching for a device brought into the vehicle such as a GPS

6. 2% were eating or drinking 7. 2% were adjusting the radio, heating, or air conditioning

8. 1% were using or adjusting other vehicle controls (mirrors, etc)

9. 1% were trying to get rid of an insect or move a pet 10. 1% were smoking 2 • February 2014 • SECURE LIVING • Anderson Law Offices

Over the years, one thing that we’ve discovered is that clients sometimes don’t ask us every burning question that’s on their minds. While there are many reasons for this, let’s be honest, some of you are afraid that your answer will come attached to a bill! So call us crazy, but we’re about to turn that system upside down. Here’s how it works. You email us a legal question. Each month we’ll choose one from all the questions we get and publish it along with our answer. If we choose your question, we’ll give you a gift card for $100! You may enter as many times as you want. Your friends, relatives, and co-workers are welcome to enter as well. Just email them to: epatrick@greerandersonlaw.com

Stranger Than Fiction... On October 26, 1881, one of the most famous events in American folklore occurred, the shootout at the OK Coral in Tombstone, Arizona. What happened legally as a result? After a month-long Preliminary Hearing, Judge Wells W. Spicer ruled that “I cannot resist the conclusion that the defend-ants were fully justified in committing these homicides. There being no sufficient cause” to believe the defendants guilty of murder, “I order them to be released.” The aftermath was that Morgan Earp was shot and killed and Virgil Earp was shot and disabled, while Wyatt Earp lived on for forty-seven more years.


AND THE OUR QUESTION OF THE MONTH FOR JANUARY IS ...

Question: What is the law in Pennsylvania regarding children riding in safety seats? Answer: Actually, the

law is rather simple.

Specifically, children

under the age of 4 must be buckled into a fed-

erally approved safety seat no matter where

they are in the vehicle. Children between 4

and 8 must be seated

in a booster seat and be secured with a seatbelt. HOWEVER…As a

father of 2 young boys,

I find the current law to be extremely lacking. Sometimes there’s a

BIG difference between

what’s legal and what’s a good idea. For best practices concerning

driving with kids visit: www.justdrivepa.org

Beef Stew (Serves 6) One of the great things about living in Pennsylvania is that we get to enjoy the changing of the seasons. In each season, we find particular things that bring us joy. For me, there is nothing like a hot bowl of stew after a long winter day. This is one of my favorite winter recipes. Potatoes can be used in place of turnips but I prefer turnips because of their consistency, which is slightly smoother and less granular than potatoes. But potatoes will work equally well. I have also used a combination of both. I hope you enjoy this hearty winter stew as much as I do. 1/4 cup olive oil 2 yellow onions, finely chopped 3 lb. beef stew meat such as chuck roast or
sirloin tip, cut into 1 to 1 1/2-inch cubes 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 4 garlic cloves, minced 6 fresh flat-leaf parsley stems 2 fresh thyme sprigs 2 bay leaves 1 1/2 cups dry red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah 3 cups beef broth 1 Tbs. tomato paste 4 turnips or 15 baby turnips, peeled and larger
ones cut into wedges (potatoes can be substituted) 1 cup carrots cut into course pieces Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste Directions: 1. In a large, heavy pot over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the onions and bacon and sauté until the onions are soft, about 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the onions to a plate and set aside. 2. Toss the beef cubes in flower, lightly coating each cube. Working in batches, add the beef to the pot in a single layer; do not crowd the pot. Cook, uncovered, turning occasionally, until golden brown on all sides, 7 to 10 minutes. 3. Add the wine and deglaze the pot, making sure to scrape the bottom to loosen the browned bits. 4. Once the pot is deglazed and the wine has reduced by approximately 1/4, return all of the beef and onions to the pot and add the garlic. Using kitchen string, tie the parsley stems, thyme sprigs and bay leaves into a bundle and add to the pot as well. 5. Add the broth and tomato paste and stir well. Increase the heat to high, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer until the meat is tender when pierced with a knife, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. 6. Remove the herb bundle and discard. Add the turnips and carrots, cover and cook until tender when pierced with a fork, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle the stew into warmed bowls and serve immediately. Anderson Law Offices • SECURE LIVING • February 2014 • 3


Anderson Law Offices

411 Cumberland Street, Ste. 3 Lebanon, PA 17042

The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying Bronnie Ware wrote a book based on her experiences working with people who were dying. It’s entitled, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing. Number 5: I wish I’d let myself be happier. (It turns out they realized too late that happiness is actually a choice.) Number 4: I wish I’d stayed in touch with my friends. Number 3: I wish I had the courage to express my feelings. Number 2: I wish I hadn’t worked so hard. Number 1: I wish I had the courage to live a life true to myself; not the life others expected of me. Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, and choose honestly. Choose happiness.

Contact Us If you or someone you love has been seriously injured, contact our office and ask for a free copy of our Pennsylvania Accident and Injury Survival Guide, Anderson Law: Giving You The Tools To Protect Your Rights. Anderson Law Offices 411 Cumberland Street Lebanon, PA 17402 240 S. 18th Street Camp Hill, PA 17011 (717) 202-3458 Visit us on the web at: www.greerandersonlaw.com


SECURE LIVING - February 2014 Edition