Steve Brooks, managing partner of the Brooks Law Group, joins us today to talk about some safety tips as we all prep for the New Year! No matter the holiday, it’s almost a guarantee that someone, somewhere will get hurt. Hopefully these tips will help you keep all injuries away!

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Good afternoon! Welcome to Friday’s Inside Look by Brooks. Steve Brooks here. So I hope everybody had a Merry Christmas, and we’re looking forward to a happy New Year, and that’s what I wanted to talk to you about.

Celebratory Gunfire

So, I heard on the news the other day– I believe it is Hillsborough County– that the Sheriff’s Department is warning people about celebratory gunfire that people shoot in the air. In the last few years, actually a couple people have been killed by that type of activity because the bullet that goes up comes down and sometimes there is a human in the way and you can get seriously hurt. So, number 1, even though that seems like a very slim chance, you want to be very careful if you’re going to use a gun. I wouldn’t use a gun on New Year’s Eve! But, if you are, I would shoot it into the ground; not in the air and not at people.

Drinking and Driving

So, we all know about drinking and driving, but to go a step further than that, you want to be really intentional about your plans. If you’re planning to go out with a group, you want to pick someone who maybe doesn’t drink or doesn’t enjoy drinking as much and all agree in advance that this person is our driver. Or, better yet, if you’re going out with a group then take Uber. Everybody uses Uber. When I travel, I love Uber because literally your phone means that you’ve got a car probably a minute away. So, Uber would be my choice.

Pet Safety

You know, one thing that always I’m reminded of is our pets. Our pets don’t know what to think of all this noise and sometimes they can really freak out. So take care of your pet, they’re there for us when we’re down and out. They’ve got that unconditional love that we just can’t get from others sometimes, so be mindful of your pets.

I want to thank CenterState Bank, we just kind of took some of the tips they posted on their bank website.

I can say that if you’re at a house party, that’s going to be the safest place to be because you’re in a controlled environment with people you know. It’s sometimes when you get out in the bars and nightclubs, you’re around strangers and you don’t know the personalities and what might erupt.

2018 – Looking Back

I hope everybody has a wonderful, wonderful celebration to celebrate a great 2018 and look forward to a prosperous 2019. 2018 was a really good year for the Brooks
Law Group. We have got some of the best team members in the world. We’ve got a wonderful culture, and we had a record year. So, I’m very proud of our team and all they’ve accomplished this year.

It’s our tradition to have a State of the Firm in January, so we’re going to have that next week, where we gather the whole team– all 30 of us– into a room and kind of lay out what we accomplished last year and set forth our vision for next year. That’s always a fun time. It allows us to get everybody on the same page and kind of celebrate our accomplishments and look forward to a great new year of working

So, Happy New Year everybody, and I will see you next Friday at Friday’s Inside Look by Brooks. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, steve (at); always willing to talk to you about any legal issues that might come up. Other than that, be careful and have a good one.

We’ll see you next week!


Steve was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. As was the practice for new doctors his father worked day and night during his medical residency at Charity Hospital there. Steve comes from a long line of doctors. His father, his grandfather, his great grandfather, even two uncles were all specialists and/or surgeons in their chosen medical specialties, including internal medicine specialist, obstetrics / gynecology, neurosurgery and general practice / surgery. His great-great grandfather was the Surgeon General of Ohio during the Civil War.