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  • Can Bikers Be Denied Compensation for Not Wearing a Helmet?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 20-May-2016

    Motorcyclists are at a higher risk for serious injury or death than their counterparts when involved in an auto accident. Severe head trauma, back or neck injuries and more are all too common results of collisions between motorcycles and cars. In 2012, nearly 14% of fatalities in Texas motor vehicle collisions were motorcyclists. Whether or not a biker is wearing a helmet at the time of a crash ...
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  • The Truth About Work-Injury Coverage in Texas

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 18-May-2016

    Santiago Arias’ Struggle to Recover Benefits Santiago Arias lives in Mexico City after stints as an undocumented worker in Texas. In the first he lost a finger; in the second an eye; and in the third, a construction accident at a demolition site left him paralyzed. He fell 20 feet through a concrete rooftop that he and others were dismantling by hand while standing on the weakened roof ...
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  • Do Drivers Need Stronger Cell Phone Laws in Texas?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 16-May-2016

    While smartphones were once reserved for the financially elite, the Pew Research Center reported that they are now owned by more than 64 percent of American adults. Many people in Texas and across the country depend on these high-functioning cell phones to keep them connected. In addition to making calls, smartphones allow people to text, search the internet, compose and check email, play games, ...
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  • New Discovery May Help Quadriplegics Regain Hand Function

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 13-May-2016

    Many of us take for granted the ability to perform simple tasks until illness or injury takes away our capacity for things that were once routine. For example, hand function – the ability to grasp objects with the proper amount of pressure – is something that we all depend on every day. The loss of this ability can have a devastating effect on a person's independence and quality of ...
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  • Why Some Truck Drivers Rely on Drugs or Alcohol

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 12-May-2016

    A recent study released by the State University of Londrina, Brazil, examined the substance abuse of truck drivers from countries around the world. America, with its massive amounts of land freight moved annually (the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that around 11 billion tons of freight are transported via commercial trucks each year), figured prominently in the study, ...
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  • 70% of People Favor Higher Premiums for Distracted Drivers

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 10-May-2016

    Survey Reveals that Most Would Penalize Distracted Drivers We've all heard the horrors that using cell phones and other mobile devices while driving can cause for other motorists. However, many drivers in Texas and across the nation will not put down their mobile devices. As a result, one might think that most drivers would be in favor of liberal cell phone use behind the wheel; however, in ...
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