Kelly Law Offices December 2017

THIS MONTH IN HISTORY

Disney swore he’d never let someone else own his work ever again. From this defeat, Disney and Iwerks created one of the world’s most enduring characters, Mickey Mouse. With this new character, Disney created the short “Steamboat Willie,”which debuted in 1928 as the first cartoon to feature sound. Mickey Mouse and“Steamboat Willie” signaled the beginning

The Magical World of Walt Disney

“I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing — that it was all started by a mouse.”

–Walt Disney

SERVICE HIGHLIGHT 5 Things You Need to Remember After an Accident Don’t Make a Mistake YOU’LL REGRET A split second is all it takes for a leisurely drive to turn into a traumatic accident. If you find yourself involved in an auto accident, don’t get overwhelmed. Instead, take a breath and follow these steps to protect yourself. STAY SAFE Ideally, you don’t want to move the vehicles after an accident unless they interfere with traffic. Keep your flashers on and stay out of the road while you wait for the police to arrive. CALL THE POLICE Even if it looks like there are no serious injuries or damages, you should always call the police after an accident. Never drive away from the scene before talking to a police officer in person. You may need a police report to file a claim with your insurance company. GET THE OTHER DRIVERS’ INFO You want names, addresses, phone numbers, and insurance information from all other drivers, as well as license plate and The legacy of Walter Elias“Walt”Disney is known across the world. Just the name“Disney”conjures up images of magical animated films, grand theme parks, and massively diverse entertainment. What better time to salute this incredible cartoonist and storyteller than December —Disney’s birthday month? Disney’s first job in cartooning was an apprenticeship with Pesmen- Rubin Commercial Art Studio in Kansas City at the age of 18. There, he met fellow artist Ub Iwerks, and the two struck up a lifelong friendship. Together, they created a series of cartoons based on“Alice inWonderland”and worked with film producer Charles Mintz to distribute the cartoons. You might be surprised to learn Disney’s first successful original creation wasn’t a certain mouse — it was a rabbit. The venturesome Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was a hit, but Mintz sold the intellectual property rights of Oswald to Universal Pictures. After a falling out,

VIN numbers of the other vehicles. Calling the police will deter other drivers from giving you false information. TAKE PICTURES Use your phone to take pictures of your vehicle and any other vehicles involved in the accident from all angles. If you have visible injuries, photograph yourself, too. If you cannot take pictures at the scene, do so as soon as possible. REPORT THE ACCIDENT TOYOUR INSURANCE COMPANY Contact your insurance company right away and tell them everything you can remember about the accident. Do not lie. If the insurance company finds out you have lied to them about anything, they may deny coverage. BONUS: KEEP A COPY OF THIS LIST Being in an auto accident is stressful, so it can be easy to forget one of these important steps. Store a copy of this list in your wallet, the glove compartment of your car, or the bag on your bike, and refer to it in the event of an accident. If you’re involved in an auto accident, don’t try to handle the aftermath alone. Whether you drive a car, truck, or motorcycle, you can give us a call at 800-853-8800 . We can help you protect your rights. In addition to many other groundbreaking animated movies, Disney also ventured into live-action films and TV shows, and he even fulfilled a lifelong dream: opening his own theme park. Today, almost 150 million people visit Disney Parks all over the world every year. By the time he died in 1966, Disney had been involved in 81 feature films, won a record number of Academy Awards, and left the world with a legacy of magic and creativity that will never be forgotten. of Disney pushing the envelope with animation. In 1934, he began to work on the world’s first feature-length animated movie,“SnowWhite and the Seven Dwarves.”His experiment would become the biggest movie of 1938 and the highest-grossing sound film at that time.

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