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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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  • 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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  • Workplace Injuries Increase in the Summer

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

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that more workers are injured in June, July, and August than during any other time of the year. In fact, one report found that nearly 3,300 workers are injured each day in June. Most of these accidents are the result of a lack of oversight and a lack of enforcement of critical safety procedures and OSHA safety standards. According to statistics, most ...
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  • Takata Dropped as Honda's Airbag Supplier After Massive Recall

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 6-Nov-2015

    Honda Motor Company made the decision on Tuesday, November 3, to end its longtime business partnership with Takata, a Japan-based manufacturer, after airbag defects led to the recall of more than 30 million vehicles. Honda cited “misrepresentation and manipulation of test data” as the primary reason behind their decision to drop Takata as their airbag supplier. Takata is now facing a ...
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  • Wrongful Death Claims in Texas

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 18-Sep-2015

    A wrongful death is exactly what it sounds like -- it's a death that never should have happened. It's a death that happened because of another party's negligence. Had that party acted more responsibly, the deceased individual would still be alive. When a Texas resident loses a loved one at the hands of another party's negligence, it usually happens suddenly, unexpectedly and it is ...
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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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  • 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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  • Man Dies in Crash with 18-Wheeler

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 4-May-2015

    A fiery crash has claimed the life of a 39-year-old Central Texas man. The accident occurred at the intersection of U.S. Highway 77 and Texas Highway 7. The victim was driving his pickup truck on the northbound lane of Highway 77 when he came to the intersection where the 18-wheeler was loaded with kerosene and traveling west on Highway 7. Rain had caused the highways to become wet, and the ...
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  • Texas Man Dies After Truck Runs Red Light

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 1-May-2015

    A sergeant from the Waco Police Department said that witnesses reported seeing the driver of a Ford pickup truck go through a red light on North 26th Street before crashing into a Mitsubishi SUV that was heading southbound on Bosque Boulevard. The collision that occurred on April 20 caused the Mitsubishi to roll over. Emergency responders transported the 62-year-old male driver of the Mitsubishi ...
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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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  • Texas Man Dies in Leander Motorcycle Crash

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 6-Apr-2015

    A crash involving a motorcycle and a passenger car took the life of a man on March 30. The collision occurred at the Osage Drive and U.S. Highway 183 intersection at about 9:30 p.m., resulting in authorities diverting highway traffic for four-and-a-half hours. Leander police say that a 19-year-old male motorcyclist was traveling south on the highway when a 46-year-old northbound driver in a Kia ...
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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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  • 2 Killed, 1 Injured in Texas Accident

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 25-Feb-2015

    Two people were killed and another was injured in a head-on collision in Dallas on Feb. 14. Police continue to investigate the accident. According to police, the fatal car accident occurred around 6:45 a.m. on the 11300 block of Northwest Highway near Jupiter Road when a white Chevrolet Impala, which had been travelling east on Northwest Highway, crossed the median into the path of oncoming ...
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  • Traffic Accident Death Results in Teen Arrest

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 19-Feb-2015

    A Texas teen was arrested for his role in a Feb. 10 accident that resulted in the death of a man with a disabled vehicle on the side of the road. The youth involved in the auto accident is 16 years of age. The fatal accident occurred late in the afternoon on the service road of Northwest Loop 820. When the accident occurred, the man's van had broken down and was on the shoulder of the service ...
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  • Motorcyclist Killed in Texas

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 11-Feb-2015

    A man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Texas City on Jan. 30. According to a police spokesperson, the man appears to have lost control of his cycle. The precise time that the wreck happened is not known. An off-duty police officer came upon the scene of the accident shortly before 12 p.m. and reported the injured man to emergency response personnel. The preliminary reports by the Texas City ...
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  • Young Firefighter Killed in Car Accident

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 2-Feb-2015

    Texas lost a 20-year-old female firefighter recently in an auto accident in Plantersville, which involved two other young women in that car and the driver of the other car. The driver of the victim's car stopped in the road, preparing to make a left turn, when they were hit from behind. Fellow Plantersville-Stoneham Volunteer Fire Department firefighters responded to the incident, but their ...
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  • Head-On Crash Kills 1 and Injures Another

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 30-Jan-2015

    A fatal collision occurred in a rural area in northeast Texas. Authorities report that a 37-year-old man died after the vehicle he was driving crossed into the path of oncoming traffic and hit another car. The accident took place on Jan. 21 at 1:30 p.m. in Athens. A trooper with the Department of Public Safety said that the 37-year-old man was apparently traveling east on Loop 7 when he veered ...
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  • Failure to Yield Right-Of-Way Blamed in Texas Motorcyclist Death

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 14-Jan-2015

    A 40-year-old Texas man was killed in a collision near El Dorado High School in El Paso. The man was driving his motorcycle near an intersection when an SUV pulled out of the high school parking lot in front of him. The motorcyclist collided with the SUV around 7:45 a.m. on Jan. 2. Police reported that the force of the crash threw the motorcyclist off his vehicle. He died at the scene from severe ...
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  • Suspected DUI Crash in Texas Kills 1, Injures 2

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 5-Jan-2015

    Police arrested a suspected drunk driver for his involvement in a Dec. 24 accident in Houston that killed his passenger. The accident injured two people in another vehicle as well. The driver faces two intoxicated assault charges as the result of his intoxicated condition at the time of the accident. According to reports, the collision happened early in the morning on East Crosstimbers. The ...
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  • Man Drives Wrong Way on I-10, Kills Another Driver

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 30-Dec-2014

    A driver on the highways of Texas was accused of causing a car accident after going the wrong way on Dec. 23. Reports indicate that his blood alcohol level in excess of the legal limit at the time of the collision. The collision happened around 1 a.m. on I-10, which is also known as the East Freeway. A 27-year-old man had been driving a Black Chrysler 300 when he got on the westbound lanes of the ...
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