Friday, November 15, 2019

Safe Driving During the Holiday Season

We are just at the beginning of the winter season and knee-deep in the holiday season. Personal injury law applies to claims that arise when a person has sustained injury or damage caused by another party. The cases range from those involving a motor vehicle and boating accidents, business torts, defective products, premises liability, sexual harassment and discrimination, workers’ compensation, and wrongful death.

At Gibbons Law Firm, we know that safe driving can make a huge difference in avoiding unnecessary accidents. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you spend time out on the open road during the holidays and winter months.


Make Room
There will be more drivers on the road during this time of year, so it’s especially important to give them plenty of space on the road. The faster your car is traveling, the longer it will take for you to slow down, stop, or turn. Avoid tailgating the cars in front of you, and stay alert for nearby drivers who may be turning or merging.

Don’t Drive Intoxicated
Drinking and driving is an obvious hazard. There are warning signs posted all around, organizations make it their primary goal to educate as many people as possible to the dangers, and police officers work many hours to keep intoxicated drivers off of our roads. Alcohol impairment still accounts for about one-third of the traffic deaths in the United States, and 1.8% of adults in Missouri report driving after drinking too much (source: CDC). Don’t be a part of the statistic, find a designated driver and do not drink and drive.

Put Your Phone Down
Texting and driving has been established as a dangerous practice, but that doesn’t keep drivers from continuing to do it. There is an alarming number of drivers who cannot resist the temptation to check their phones, send a quick message, and endanger themselves and the other drivers around them. Ask a passenger to send the message for you, or wait until you have arrived at your destination.

Get Rest
Tired drivers will put themselves and those around them at great risk. Sleep-deprived drivers can be just as likely, if not more likely, than drunk drivers to be in an accident. In fact, some argue that drowsy driving can bee even more risky than distracted driving. If you know a road trip is coming up, be sure to get plenty of sleep the night before.

Before You Hit the Road
Sometimes freak accidents can be avoided by a little preparation ahead of time. Here are a few things you can do before you hit the road to make sure your car is ready for the adventure.

  • Check your tire pressure
  • Check your fluid levels
  • Have your car looked at by a professional



Count on Gibbons Law Firm for Personal Injury Cases at the Lake of the Ozarks

Our entire team wishes you and your family a safe and enjoyable holiday season. If you will be out on the road visiting family or friends, we hope that you enjoy your celebrations and arrive safely. If, however, you suffer an injury at the hands of another driver, our personal injury lawyer in Lake Ozark, MO is ready to defend your rights and help you fight for the compensation you deserve.


Remember, your initial consultation with Gibbons Law Firm is always free.



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2820 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Suite B4
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

(573) 348-2211

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Your Part in a Personal Injury Suit

A personal injury case is when you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. In many of these cases, you may be able to seek financial compensation for the injuries that you received, expenses, and associated pain and suffering from the assistance of a Lake of the Ozarks personal injury lawyer. Gibbons Law Firm would be honored to be your legal team, and it will be our job to defend your rights and fight for you to receive the maximum compensation that you deserve. Of course, as the client, there are several actions you must take as well. Here are a few things that will be important as you navigate a personal injury case.


Keep Communication Open
One of the most important things you can do while working through your personal injury case is to communicate with your attorney. You will want to communicate frequently and promptly, as many aspects of your case will be time-sensitive. This may not seem like a big deal, but when you return the calls from your attorney, even several days later, it could negatively impact your case and chances of compensation. Position yourself for success in your case by returning communication quickly.

Be Honest
This may seem like standard procedure, but being completely honest about your case is imperative. If you want to have the highest chance of winning your case, we must know everything about it. Avoid angling your story to improve your chances of victory. After you have explained the entire situation, we can work together to formulate a strategy for going forward.

Visit A Medical Practitioner
Did you sustain serious injuries in regards to your personal injury case? You must take the time to get the care that you need. Your health and physical well-being are of the most importance. Getting the medical attention you need will not only provide proof of your injuries, but it will also position you to getting better, and then dedicating important time and attention to your case.

Follow Up On Medical Expenses
The goal of a personal injury lawsuit is to make provide a way to get financial compensation to help cover your medical bills. However, being in the middle of a personal injury suit does not free you from the responsibility of paying your medical bills in the meantime. If your case is won, you will be compensated, but you still need to stay on top of them yourself.


Contact Gibbons Law Firm For Personal Injury Representation


If you have been injured through no fault of your own and are looking for financial representation, schedule your free initial consultation with our personal injury attorney in Osage Beach MO. We have experience representing a wide variety of personal injury cases, including car accidents, boating accidents, work-related injuries, premises liability cases, wrongful death, defective products, and more.

For more information about our personal injury services at the Lake of the Ozarks, visit our website or call our firm at (573) 348-2211. We look forward to serving you.


Remember, your initial consultation with Gibbons Law Firm is always free.



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Gibbons Law Firm
2820 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Suite B4
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

(573) 348-2211

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