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  • Types of Accidents That Might Be a Property Owner's Fault

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 24-May-2017

    When an accident occurs on someone else’s property, resulting in injuries, the property owner might be at fault, resulting in a premises liability claim. Premises liability cases fall under the umbrella of personal injury and, like most personal injury lawsuits, often involves negligence. Just because you were injured on someone else’s property, does not necessarily mean the owner is ...
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  • Truck Driver DUI: The True Scope of the Problem

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 17-May-2017

    Drunk driving continues to be a major problem in general, amongst drivers of all ages and vehicle types, but it can be especially dangerous when that vehicle is a commercial truck. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2013, there were 464 fatal truck accidents in the state, with 355 of them in rural areas and 109 in urban areas. Nationwide, the fatality number is even more ...
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  • Calculating Damages in Personal Injury Claims

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 10-May-2017

    While there is no set amount or universally accepted formula used to calculate the damages awarded in a personal injury claim, there are some guidelines available to provide injured victims an idea of what an acceptable offer of compensation might look like. One of the more common formulas involves a multiplier that is determined by the severity of your injuries, which is multiplied by medical ...
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  • Defective Car Parts & Injury Claims

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 3-May-2017

    Many of us are able to operate our cars safely and arrive at our destinations without concern or fear that it will cause us harm or injury. This is not always the case, however, and when accidents happen due to failing car parts or inherently unsafe designs, the results can be disastrous. If you have been injured due to defective car parts, you might have a product liability claim and have a right ...
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  • Do You Know Austin's Most Dangerous Intersections?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 26-Apr-2017

    Studies have shown throughout the years that certain areas of Austin, Texas are more likely to see a car accident than the next. City councilmembers have proposed improvements be made to these dangerous areas, but it is unclear when or if those will be made. The most dangerous intersections in Austin, according to several reports, are: West Slaughter Lane and Manchaca Road Lamar Boulevard and ...
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  • What to Do If Your Child Gets Hurt and You Want to Sue

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 3-Apr-2017

    For parents, the health and safety of their children is their top priority. Every day, thousands of parents entrust the well-being of their children to daycare centers and schools, temporarily relinquishing custody to those whom they believe will protect them from harm and care for them as their own. However, children are not always safe in the care of others and negligence may result in injuries. ...
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  • An Overview of Texas Wrongful Death Laws

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 22-Mar-2017

    Losing a loved one is an experience that can only be made worse when it comes as a result of sudden tragedy. Fortunately for the families of victims who are killed as a result of the negligent or wrongful acts of another, Texas’ wrongful death laws provide the legal channels through which family members can seek justice and economic compensation for their losses. At The Stewart Law Firm, ...
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  • The Texas "One Bite Rule" and Your Rights

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 14-Mar-2017

    Texas provides legal protections to victims of dog bites and attacks in order to ensure dog owners are held accountable and that victims have the opportunity to recover compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. Under Texas law, there are several protections for dog bite victims, including rules of negligence committed by dog owners who violate animal control ...
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  • Are Pedestrians Ever Responsible for their Injuries?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 7-Mar-2017

    Pedestrian accidents are some of the most devastating traffic accidents on our roads. Because pedestrians have virtually no protection against motor vehicles, victims commonly suffer severe injuries, especially when high speeds are involved. Fortunately, personal injury law affords victims the right to hold the party responsible for causing their accident liable for their damages, including ...
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  • Can You Spot the Symptoms of Mild TBI?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 1-Mar-2017

    Traumatic brain injuries are notorious for their unpredictable nature and for the tremendous impact they can have on the lives of victims and their loved ones. While brain injuries can range in severity in much the same way as other types of injuries, all types of head trauma have the potential to disrupt daily life, require long recoveries, and raise concerns about the future risks of victims. ...
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  • 5 Ways to Strengthen Your Premises Liability Case

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 27-Feb-2017

    The majority of premises liability claims settle, as opposed to going to trial. However, the actual amount of the settlement depends on a variety of factors. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to strengthen your case and improve your position in negotiations. The following are five helpful suggestions that should help you work toward obtaining the most favorable outcome possible. #1: Prove ...
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  • Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Texas?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 20-Feb-2017

    According to Texas Statutes section 71.001, an action for wrongful death may be brought if the “wrongful act, neglect, unskillfulness, carelessness, or default” of one party causes the death of another party. In Texas, the surviving spouse, children, and parents of the deceased individual may file a wrongful death claim. According to Texas’ statute of limitations, a wrongful ...
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  • Recovering Compensation After a Hit & Run Accident

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 13-Feb-2017

    While car accidents are often simple to settle if all parties involved are present, hit and run collisions are more complicated since one party flees the scene before the other can obtain their contact information. If you are the victim of a hit and run accident, it is important to take the following steps: Gather as much information as possible. Write down as much as you can about the hit and run ...
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  • Boat Accident on Lake Austin? Here's What To Do!

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 6-Feb-2017

    Texas is home to various bodies of water, including inland freshwater rivers and lakes, as well as the entire southern gulf coastline. The state ranks 6 th in the nation for most registered and owned water-crafts, with approximately 600,000 registered boats. Unfortunately, thousands of boating accidents occur every year. Many of these at-fault operators lack experience, drive in a reckless and ...
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  • The Stewart Law Firm Voted Top Business to Business Supplier of 2017

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 19-Jan-2017

    The Stewart Law Firm is proud to announce that we were voted Top Business to Business Supplier of 2017 in the category of Injury Law Firm in Austin by Top Choice Awards. The Business to Business (B2B) Top Choice Award is unique due to the fact that voters are composed of trusted business owners in the city in which a business operates and serves. The results for this award were collected through a ...
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