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photo__1665474_rexgump.jpgAttorney Rex Gump, a member of Tatlow, Gump, Faiella, & Wheelan, LLC, recently spoke to a group of seniors concerning the pitfalls of payable on death designations and the problems created when people undertake their own estate planning without the assistance of professionals.

Poorly executed estate plans can result in protracted litigation, particularly if the elderly person was wrongfully induced to execute changes of beneficiaries on real estate and bank accounts late in life while suffering various disabilities.

Payable on death designations at banks and beneficiary deeds on real estate are particularly susceptible to wrongdoers who seek to plunder the elderly’s assets.

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GM has issued four recalls for fatal ignition switch flaws including:
2009-2014 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia
2004-2008 Chevrolet Malibu
2015 Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Silverado, and GMC Sierra
GM received a fine noted as the “single highest penalty amount ever paid as a result of a NHTSA investigation of violations stemming from a recall.” GM has agreed to extensive oversight of their operations and will change how it reviews safety issues in the future.

If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of vehicle product failures, contact Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan, LLC for a free consultation.

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Sidney Eckman Wheelan, TGFW Attorney, is a featured presenter for the Missouri Bar Webinar “Ethics, Mediation and Hot Topics”, the third of a three part series on Handling an Automobile Accident Case. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 12:00 – 2:00 CST and will include a question and answer session with the presenters.

Ms. Wheelan has considerable experience in this area of the law. It would be a beneficial webinar for any attorney who is new to practicing in the area of personal injury and auto accident cases or for those more experienced practitioners who wish to improve their skills in this area.

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The Missouri Department of Transportation offers several tools to help keep drivers informed of road conditions in the state. As warmer weather approaches, the amount of road construction will greatly increase throughout the state. Before you take off, especially on roads you don’t frequently travel, check out MODOT’s interactive live Traveler Information Map for real-time information about road conditions.

You can find the map on MODOT’s website here: http://traveler.modot.org/map/

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We all know that your credit score is a very important number when it comes to buying a car, getting a credit card, or buying a new home. But did you know that auto insurance companies are using your credit score to help determine your risk of causing an accident? Interestingly enough, your credit score plays a major role in determining the cost of your automobile insurance premiums; in some bad cases, doubling the cost of your insurance for particularly bad credit. Read this article by CBS news for more information.

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KOMU News tweeted a traffic alert yesterday stating that all four lanes of I-70 were closed at Lake of the Woods in Columbia due to multiple serious crashes. Although the Missouri Department of Transportation had issued a “no travel advisory” for the areas affected by the snowstorm, many people still had to venture out on the roadways.

Before the next snowstorm hits, review these Winter Driving Tips from the Weather Channel and stay safe!

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Sidney Eckman Wheelan, an attorney with Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan, LLC is presenting two sections of a three part CLE series on the Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case. This CLE will offer critical and up-to-date information in the motor vehicle accident area of Missouri law practice.

Part I is to take place on February 5th at noon. To register, contact the Missouri Bar at 888-253-6013 or visit mobarcle.org.

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The Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) maintains a web page on it’s site that displays all major roadways in the state and their current status. If there is snow on the ground, a wreck causing delays, or even road construction in the summer, the Traveler Information Map can be very helpful to motorists. Check out the map before you head out so you can be well informed of known issues ahead of time.

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A Center, Missouri man was arrested for driving with a suspended license for a multiple car crash he caused near the Aldi’s store in Hannibal, Missouri. Read more on the incident here.

If you or someone you know has the been the victim of a crash, seek the advice of an experience personal injury attorney. The Law Firm of Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan, LLC can help.

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By: Chris Faiella
Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan, LLC
This Christmas when you are shopping for your children’s presents, make sure that they are safe and age appropriate.

Every year thousands of children are injured due to defective or unsafe toys. Several of the toys are unsafe simply because they are not age appropriate for the children. One of the easiest ways to avoid this problem is to always read the warning label on the box before purchasing any toy. The warning label will give you information about what age the toy was designed for and whether or not parental supervision is required. Well designed warning labels can provide useful information and be a very effective tool for child safety.

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