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  • Can I File a Personal Injury Claim for Negligent Security?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 29-Aug-2017

    Wherever you are, whether at home, at a restaurant, a friend’s house, or the gym, it is natural to want to feel safe and secure. Unfortunately, if a property does not maintain adequate security features, you might be at risk. If you were injured as the result of negligent or lacking security, you may have a personal injury claim. Common issues with inadequate security include: Security ...
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  • Auto Defects & Car Accident Claims

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 12-Aug-2017

    Not all car accidents are caused by reckless drivers. Sometimes, car accidents are the result of factors beyond the control of the driver, such as when defective brakes unexpectedly fail or when a faulty ignition switch turns off the vehicle while the engine is operating. Vehicle defects can also cause serious harm after an accident, such as when an integral safety feature fails to protect the ...
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  • E-Logs May Help Prevent Truck Accidents

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 4-Aug-2017

    Drowsy driving is a consistent cause of many nighttime accidents, not the least of which involve truck drivers. Driving long hours, often through the night, can lead to extreme fatigue that may lead to dangerous accidents. However, electronic logging devices may now decrease the frequency of such incidents. As of December of 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) now ...
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  • Are Car Accident Settlements Taxable?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 31-Jul-2017

    After a car accident, the financial stress of medical bills and lost wages can become overwhelming. Pursing compensation from those responsible may provide financial relief in the form of a settlement. However, is that settlement taxable? The short answer is no, with some exceptions. Most car accident settlements are tax deductible, but there are certain kinds that are taxable. It depends on the ...
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  • Defective Baby Products to Avoid

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

    Baby stores sell hundreds of different baby products every day in the United States. However, not all of them are useful. Some can even pose a threat to the safety and health of infants and toddlers. While the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) monitors the use of baby products and bans certain products that cause a significant number of injuries to children, it is important to take ...
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