Happy Holidays from Deputy and Mizell! The holiday season has started and Thanksgiving is less than a month away. The holidays can be such a magical time of year for families and friends to come together from all over to enjoy this time and make some unforgettable memories. Nothing can ruin your plans quicker though, than a car accident on the way to see your loved ones. Our car accident attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few safe driving tips for the upcoming holidays. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, know that our Lake of the Ozarks law firm will work diligently to secure the maximum level of compensation available in your case. Call today for your free consultation.
Safe Driving Tips for Busy Holiday Weekends Coming Up
Take your car into the mechanic and have it checked out before taking such an important long road trip.
Make sure your oil is changed, your tires are in good shape, your transmission fluid is at the optimum level, etc. – before you leave. There is nothing worse than being stuck on the side of the road in the middle of the holiday season.
Drive smart and stay focused on the road.
This includes the following, while driving, but is not limited to:
- Applying Makeup
- Checking Social Media
- Checking E-mails
- Messing with the Radio
- Turning Around to Talk to Back Seat Passengers
Check the traffic before you depart on your journey.
Holidays bring MANY people out of their homes and onto the roads to travel around the same time. Take out your phone, check the GPS, and see how much traffic there will be before you leave. This way you can check to see if there is a better route than you normally take because there is less traffic that way.
Be aware of the weather forecast.
Snow and ice can complicate a holiday road trip so be sure to check the weather conditioners before you leave your home for your destination. MoDot can be a great resource for this.
Travel at a safe speed.
Cruise control is your friend on long holiday trips. Stay at a safe speed and don’t rush, it only takes a few seconds for an accident to occur.
Happy Early Holidays From Deputy and Mizell!
Do not wait to seek legal counsel if you have been injured in an auto accident this close to the holidays. Contact our office today to discuss your case with an auto accident lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks. We offer a free initial consultation to all new clients. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment evenings and weekends. You can reach us by phone at 417-532-2191 or toll free at 1-877-532-2191.
Contact Deputy & Mizell, LLC to schedule your private (FREE) consultation today.
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