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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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  • How Bicycle Friendly Is Austin? Tips for Cyclists

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 27-Dec-2016

    Despite Austin’s gold level status, which was designated by the League of American Bicyclists, many residents believe that it is not quite so deserving of that distinction. In 2012, the Austin American-Statesman reported that Austin has a hit-and-run rate that is 50% higher than the national average. In 2014, Austin ranked 159 out of 200 cities for driver safety, based on the number of ...
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  • Texas Drunk Driving Accident Statistics

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 9-Dec-2016

    According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), in 2013, Texas had 1,337 deaths that were caused by drunk drivers, leading the nation with this grim number. As we all know, crashes do not always have to end in fatalities, but can also cause life-changing injuries. That same year, there were 15,687 alcohol related crash injuries and over 25,479 crashes total. These last two numbers include ...
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  • Stewart Law Firm a Proud Presenting Sponsor for 21st Annual Jingle Bell 5K

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 5-Dec-2016

    The Stewart Law Firm is proud to be a presenting sponsor for this year’s 21 st Annual Austin Jingle Bell 5K, benefiting Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The event will take place at 8 a.m. on December 11, 2016 at The Domain and anyone, walkers and runners alike, is welcome to join. It begins with the Kid’s Fun Run, for which all participants receive a medal and T-Shirt. The ...
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  • Electrocution Hazards at the Workplace

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 21-Oct-2016

    Anyone can be harmed by electricity in unsafe circumstances, but some individuals are at greater risk than others, especially those in a work environment that exposes them to these dangers on a regular basis. This includes maintenance staff, engineers, electricians, professionals who work with electricity directly, and anyone who may work on construction sites. Even office workers who may work ...
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