Category: General

Be Safe This Halloween Night

One of the scariest truths of Halloween is that it is one of the deadliest nights for pedestrians. In most cases the victims are children, so here are a few ways to reduce the risk of a child or adult being injured or killed this Halloween. Safety for Pedestrians: · If children are walking in [..]

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Halloween Tricks to Treat You to a Safe Night

Trick or Treat Safety Halloween is supposed to be scary with ghosts, goblins and witches not so much with your child or yourself becoming injured and visiting the emergency room. The attorneys at Gump & Faiella want you to safe safe this Halloween. In order to be sure you and your children have a safe [..]

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Snaps, Texts and Distracted Driving

Alert Today-Alive Tomorrow Distracted driving (snaps or texts) can get you killed. Driving while focusing on a message or video divides your attention. Driving a car or truck requires focus. Distracted driving causes more accidents than drunk driving. You are risking not only your life but the lives other people on the road and in [..]

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Social Media Can Effect Your Legal Case

Social media is one of the most popular ways to communicate. Digital communcation via email, text and other applications is common.  Unfortunately, in legal proceedings, social media and other forms of digital communications may be obtained by your opponent and used as evidence at trial. While there are many positive things about social media, and [..]

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Motorcycle Collisions

In 2015, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in motorcycle collisions and 4,976 people were killed, which accounted for 4% of all crash injuries and 14% of all traffic fatalities.[1]   The fatality rate per registered vehicle for motorcyclists in 2015 was 6 times the fatality rate for passenger car occupants according to the National Highway Traffic Safety [..]

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Beware of Insurance Company Adjusters Playing Doctor

When you suffer an on-the-job accident, you will not deal with your boss or employer as you seek some sort of compensation for your damages. Instead, you will be in direct communication with an insurance company adjuster. It probably comes as no surprise but insurance adjusters do not have your best interests in mind; they [..]

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Failure To Tell the Truth Can Void Life Insurance Policy

Life insurance is a critical financial tool for many families in the United States. It is important to tell the truth on applications because failure to tell the truth can void a life insurance policy. When a policy is void, it is as if it never existed. As a recent Missouri case illustrates, the failure [..]

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Do You Really Have “Full Coverage”?

During the initial interview of our personal injury clients, after asking all the obvious questions concerning the facts surrounding the injury, we ask the clients about their own automobile coverage. The typical response is “Why do you want to know that, it was the other person’s fault?” Most of the time, the clients state “We [..]

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Tips For Handling Insurance Claims: Storm Damage

Many Missourians experience devastating losses because of storm damage from severe weather across our state each year. When people have insurance claims, we want to help make sure those claims are handled properly by providing tips for handling claims form storm damage and explaining a few things to take into consideration:   1. Property Damage [..]

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