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Driving Safety Tips for July 4th Weekend

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Independence Day is right around the corner and July 4th weekend at the Lake can be really busy, but fun! From fantastic fireworks displays to delicious food that will make you want to keep coming back for more - the Lake area has so much to offer on this great holiday weekend. It's important to keep in mind that thousands of people can come to the Lake from all over and driving safely is a must! It takes all of us driving cautiously to make for a great, but safe weekend and our law firm at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to give you a few driving safety tips for July 4th weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you are the victim or a car accident in need of a Camden County personal injury attorney you can count on, call Phillps, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch today for your free consultation. We can be reached at (573) 346-7231.




Driving Safety Tips for July 4th Weekend
Pay attention more, speed less.

There are so many things people do while driving that can distract from the road, such …

Boating Safety Tips for Memorial Day Weekend

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Memorial Day weekend can be one of the busiest weekends at the Lake of the Ozarks. We hope everyone enjoys their Memorial Day events but at the same time, we hope everyone has a safe weekend. If you plan to take your boat out or accompany someone else on their boat this weekend, this blog is for you. Our BWI lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few boating safety tips for Memorial Day weekend. For BWI representation you can count on, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch at 573-346-7231.




Boating Safety Tips for Memorial Day Weekend
Be mindful of crowded areas on the Lake.
Each year thousands of people make their way to the Lake of the Ozarks to experience the natural beauty of the Lake and to enjoy the numerous lakefront bars and restaurants in the area. If you see a crowd of boats on the lake as you are cruising along, be mindful and alert, slow your speed down to the appropriate level. Be courteous to others who might be swimming in the area and just know you…

Checklist for Drafting a Will

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Drafting your will can be one of the most important things you do in life because this document helps ensure that your most precious belongings go to the people you intend them to go to, rather than as controlled by Missouri law through the probate court. While you don't have to have a will, we highly recommend that you do, otherwise, your loved ones could be facing confusion after you pass away. This would already be a time of grief for them, so why not make the transition of your possessions as easy as possible on them and have a will constructed? Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch knows how difficult it can be to make ultimately sure you have everything listed in your will that you should have. If you have questions about your will or on how to start one, call our law office in Camdenton at 573-346-7231 today for your free consultation. Keep reading for a checklist for drafting a will.




Checklist for Drafting a Will
When drafting your will, make sure you have the following th…

May is National Water Safety Month!

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May is National Water Safety Month, which is very timely here at the Lake of the Ozarks because the busiest season at the Lake is about to begin. Every year thousands of people come here to experience all the fun in the sun they can on this Nation’s #1 Recreational Lake (Voted by USA Today). Between all of the recreational activities that happen here, including wakeboarding, water skiing, knee boarding, fishing, tubing, and so much more, it’s extremely important that the water safety rule of the Lake are followed “to the t” to try and prevent tragic boating accidents from happening. As experienced BWI lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks, we have seen many unfortunate boating cases. If you find yourself getting a BWI while on vacation here or as a full-time resident, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch at 573-346-7231 for your free consultation. We can help. Keep reading for a few water safety tips.




Water Safety Tips to Follow at the Lake of the Ozarks
1. Have enough life jackets …

3 Reasons to Have a Lawyer When Buying Real Estate

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Buying a home or vacation home can be one of the largest purchases you ever make. Doing so can cause you to alter your spending habits greatly and it's important that you go into this transaction with all the facts. Avoid unfortunate consequences and hire a real estate lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks to help you with this huge transaction. Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch is here to explain a few reasons as to why you should have a lawyer when buying real estate.



3 Reasons to Have a Lawyer When Buying Real Estate
Reason #1
Avoid buying a house that isn't everything you dreamed it would be.
There have been too many instances where a buyer has purchased a house and either didn't have it inspected first or had it inspected but had trouble reading the inspection report correctly. You don't want to find yourself living in a home that has mold in the basement or a roof that is near its end. It's vital that these things are clearly inspected first and that you underst…