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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm || 31-Mar-2016

    April has been designated Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which gives us all a great opportunity to become more aware of unsafe activities behind the wheel and how to prevent car accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the use of cell phones, GPS systems, and other electronic devices while driving is a serious safety concern that injures and kills ...
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  • What Do I Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm || 13-Jan-2016

    The thought of a hit-and-run accident is a nightmare. Out of nowhere, another vehicle hits you or your vehicle and, instead of stopping to exchange insurance information or even ask if you’re okay, they’ve sped out of sight. If you found yourself in this scenario, would you know what to do? If you are involved in a hit-and-run accident, it is important to remember the following: Pull ...
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  • Beware of Drunk Drivers This Holiday Season

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 21-Nov-2015

    How to Stay Safe This Holiday Season With Thanksgiving marking the traditional start of the busy holiday period that will run until the end of December, families in Austin and throughout Texas are gearing up to enjoy the festive season. While nobody should be discouraged from enjoying the holiday cheer, it is important for people not to forget some important safety tips while on the road this ...
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  • Why Auto Accident Rates Increase During the Holidays

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 13-Nov-2015

    It’s mid-November already, and with the holidays just around the corner, many people and their families are preparing to hit the road to celebrate in other destinations. As many people are already familiar, travel during the holidays can mean an abundance of holiday traffic and highway jams. If you plan to spend some time driving this year, it is important to be aware of a few safety ...
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  • What Legal Costs Can I Pursue in a Car Accident Case?

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 25-Sep-2015

    Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that injured plaintiffs will not need to pay any money up front for their services, nor will they have to pay any money until -- and only if -- a favorable monetary recovery is made. If a favorable recovery is made, then the legal fees will be taken out of the settlement or award money that the plaintiff receives in the case. ...
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  • Who Is Really Liable for Your Car Accident?

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 3-Sep-2015

    Getting injured in an automobile accident is no small affair. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you could be up against a lifetime of pain and suffering. Indeed, many Austin residents who have traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries or multiple broken bones from car accidents may find it impossible to walk, earn a living or complete other daily tasks without special assistance. As you ...
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  • Texas Rollover Accidents

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 28-Aug-2015

    Some of the worst kinds of auto accidents that Austin residents can be involved in are rollover incidents. At the Stewart Law Firm, PLLC, we have helped numerous Austin residents navigate the intricacies of pursuing personal injury and/or wrongful death claims relating to a rollover event. If the car you were driving was involved in a rollover accident, it may not be your fault. Furthermore, it ...
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  • Wrong-Way Crash Claims Another Life on I-35

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 21-Aug-2015

    This past Wednesday morning, another person was killed in a wrong-way crash on I-35 in Austin. According to police, a 23-year-old woman and her passenger headed the wrong-way by entering the Manor Road exit ramp at about 3 a.m. The woman's car crashed head-on into the victim's car. He was pronounced dead at the scene. This is the city's 65th fatal accident this year. Since Jan. 1, 69 ...
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  • Personal Injury Claims for Motor Vehicle Accidents in Texas

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 24-Jul-2015

    Fortunately, the vast majority of Texas drivers take the responsibility of driving seriously and do whatever they can to keep themselves, their passengers and fellow drivers safe on Austin, Texas, roadways. However, that does not mean that these drivers will be completely protected from the chance of an injurious car accident. Indeed, numerous Texas drivers fail to follow even the most basic ...
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  • Preventable Pain: The Prevalence of Driver Fatigue

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 16-Jul-2015

    Many Travis County drivers may have experienced fatigue while driving as a result of personal expectations, like the desire to reach a destination earlier than planned. Employers can be responsible for driving tiredness when companies force employees to work extended shifts. An insurance executive, quoted in a National Public Radio report, stated oil and gas companies filed two dozen fatal ...
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  • Preventing Car Accident Injuries as a Teenage Driver in Texas

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 12-Jun-2015

    There are a few things that every teenage driver should practice when it comes to preventing car accident injuries. Keeping these safety tips in mind could mean the difference between life and death on the road. These vital safety considerations include avoiding distractions, driving the speed limit, not driving at night and always using a seat belt. Teens love their smartphones and they also love ...
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  • Automotive Defect Accident Litigation in Texas

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 5-Jun-2015

    Millions of automobiles have been recalled in recent years for dangerous defects. Although auto manufacturers offer to fix these defective cars for free, certain percentage of them will never get fixed, meaning that these defective cars will continue to endanger American consumers on Texas roadways. Defects in automobiles can affect virtually every part of a car, but the most dangerous defects are ...
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  • Texas Man Dies in Pedestrian Accident on Interstate 35

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 15-May-2015

    A fatal car-versus-pedestrian crash claimed the life of a 54-year-old man last week. The incident happened at approximately 9:45 p.m. in New Braunfels, Texas. According to police, the pedestrian was trying to cross Interstate 35 when he was struck not far from a TA Truck Stop. The crash happened in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35. The pedestrian was hit by a Chrysler. The driver of the ...
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  • Police Believe Alcohol a Factor in Deadly Collision in Texas

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 21-Apr-2015

    Authorities report that a 20-year-old woman died in a two-vehicle crash in North Austin during the evening hours of April 12. Highway officials suspect that the fatal wreck was caused by a drunk driver. According to the report, the collision occurred at about 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Burnet Road and Gracy Farms Lane as a 26-year-old man, who was operating a northbound Chevrolet Camaro on ...
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  • Fiery RV Crash Kills Teen and 2 Retirees in Texas

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 14-Apr-2015

    About 5 miles north of Tahoka, Texas on U.S. Highway 87, an SUV driven by a 19-year-old woman hit a truck and then crossed the median into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with an RV, said a Department of Public Safety trooper. The SUV and the truck had been in the southbound lanes, and the RV was on the northbound side of the highway. According to DPS, the SUV landed on its side in a ditch. ...
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  • Fatal Car Crash on Ranch Road 2222

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 30-Mar-2015

    A man lost his life in an automobile crash on the west side of Austin that involved multiple vehicles. The wreck happened at 9:03 p.m. on March 23. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the 27-year-old man was going westbound on the 9000 block of Ranch Road 2222 when he swerved into the eastbound lanes. There has been no definitive reason yet cited as to why he may have crossed over ...
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  • Head-On Crash in Texas Kills 3, Critically Injures 2

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 24-Mar-2015

    The Texas Department of Public Safety reported that an accident involving a car and SUV claimed the lives of three people and left two others critically injured on March 20. The accident took place at approximately 11 a.m. on State Highway 289 in Grayson County. The highway was subsequently closed to traffic for about four hours as rescue workers and maintenance crews attended to accident victims ...
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  • Woman Killed in Accident with Freightliner

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 17-Mar-2015

    Law enforcement authorities with the Texas Department of Public Safety reported that a 39-year-old Orange woman was killed in an accident with a Freightliner in Orange County. The accident reportedly occurred on March 9 on Highway 62. Reportedly, a 45-year-old truck driver attempted to turn left out of a gas station parking lot onto the highway just south of I-10. When he did so, he reportedly ...
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  • Woman, Youth Die in Fatal Wreck, 4 Injured

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 11-Mar-2015

    According to law enforcement officials, a 41-year-old Texas woman and an 18-year-old passenger in her vehicle both died in a head-on collision that also injured four others on March 4. The major accident reportedly occurred around 6:17 p.m. on Old Jacksonville Highway near County Road 140 in the Flint-Gresham area. Officers reported that a 30-year-old man driving a truck crossed the centerline of ...
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  • Texas Hit-And-Run Accident Kills 1 Woman

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 2-Mar-2015

    A hit-and-run car accident in Texas left one woman dead on Feb. 22. Police initiated a search for a driver who fled the scene of the fatal car crash after their Chevrolet Tahoe struck another vehicle. The accident occurred at about 8:45 p.m. at the intersection of Bell Drive and Uhr Lane in San Antonio. The Chevrolet Tahoe was reportedly speeding toward the intersection when the driver ran the ...
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