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  • Can I Sue the School District for an Injury that Occurred on Campus?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 20-Jun-2018

    Injuries on school grounds are quite prevalent. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 80 percent of elementary school children visit the nurse due to injuries on campus. While some accidents are unavoidable, there are others that occur due to unsafe conditions or the actions of other students or staff members. So when an injury occurs on campus, can the ...
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  • Recreational Boating Accidents and Lake Liability

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 6-Jun-2018

    Recreational boating is a great summer activity enjoyed by many in Austin, TX. However, sometimes accidents occur. If you get injured while boating, you need to able to prove that the harm you suffered resulted from another person’s negligence in order to recover damages from that individual. In other words, you must show that someone failed to act with reasonable care, and that, as a result ...
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  • How to Prepare a Product Liability Case

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 22-May-2018

    If you have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, one of the most important steps in recovering compensation for your injuries is to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury attorney. Preparation for a product liability lawsuit can be complicated, which is why having a lawyer on your side can help make sure all of the necessary steps are taken to ensure a successful claim. ...
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  • Medicare & Personal Injury Settlements

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 9-May-2018

    If you are a Medicare recipient and you are involved in a personal injury claim, Medicare will cover any medical expenses related to the injury claim. However, there are certain procedures and rules you need to know. Report the Accident Claim to Medicare If you are involved in an accident and need medical attention for injuries caused by the accident, federal law requires you to report the ...
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  • How to Prepare a Product Liability Case

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 3-May-2018

    If you have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, one of the most important steps in recovering compensation for your injuries is to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury attorney. Preparation for a product liability lawsuit can be complicated, which is why having a lawyer on your side can help make sure all of the necessary steps are taken to ensure a successful claim. ...
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  • Signs & Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 19-Apr-2018

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have a wide range of physical and psychological effects. Some signs or symptoms may appear immediately after the traumatic event, while others may appear days or weeks later, or may even be missed as people may look fine even though they may act or feel differently. Mild traumatic brain injury may affect your brain cells temporarily. By contrast, severe TBI can ...
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  • Do I Need a Lawyer for Whiplash?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 5-Apr-2018

    One of the most common types of injuries that people suffer in a car accident is “whiplash,” which occurs from an abrupt back-and-forth flexion of the neck. Whiplash affects the muscles, discs, and ligaments in the neck and back. However, it may take several days or even weeks for the body to completely process the physical trauma it sustained—which is why many whiplash victims ...
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  • How Contingency Fees Work

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 23-Mar-2018

    When are suffer an injury in an accident caused by a negligent party, you need experienced legal representation on your side when you file a personal injury lawsuit. However, many accident victims are reluctant to hire a lawyer due to costly attorney fees. Additionally, what if you lose your case? Would you still have to pay your attorney despite not recovering any sort of compensation to even pay ...
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  • PTSD & Your Personal Injury Case

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 9-Mar-2018

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological condition as a result of a traumatic incident. While it is commonly associated with those who have served in the military, it can develop from a wide range of events, including car accidents or sexual assault. Symptoms of PTSD include flashbacks, depression, anxiety, phobias, apathy, and withdrawal from social settings. After an accident or ...
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  • Work Accidents & Injuries: Who is Responsible?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 19-Feb-2018

    Workplace accidents can occur at any time. Whether an injury is caused by an employee’s carelessness or employer negligence, employers must take action to protect workers from further harm. An employer could potentially face legal liability if negligence led to an accident. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, they are responsible for assuring safe working conditions ...
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  • 5 Do's & Don'ts After a Car Accident

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 13-Feb-2018

    If you’ve just been in a car accident, not panicking is easier said than done. It is natural to feel shaken, disoriented, angry, stressed, and emotionally overwhelmed after a collision. However, there are certain things that you should do—and shouldn’t do—immediately after an accident that could have a dramatic impact on the outcome of your car accident claim. Things to Do ...
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  • How Do I Seek Compensation for Permanent Scarring or Disfigurement?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 24-Jan-2018

    If you were in an accident that has left you scarred or disfigured with long-lasting or permanent effects, the monetary amount of damages that you can claim can significantly increase. These types of injuries are referred to as a “residual injuries,” and because your residual injury will cause you to suffer for a long period of time, they have a high monetary value in court. ...
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  • Fatal Car Crashes: Important Information for Surviving Family Members

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 19-Jan-2018

    Car accidents are a common occurrence. Sadly, fatal accidents are fairly common as well. Although the family of a person killed in car accident will need time to grieve, it is important for them to remember that there are legal actions that can be taken to help them overcome this tragic situation. If the car accident that resulted in the death was caused by the negligence of another driver, ...
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  • Elements of a Wrongful Death Claim: What You Need to Know

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 12-Jan-2018

    Wrongful death claims cover all sorts of fatal accidents, such as car accidents and medical malpractice. Wrongful death claims can also be filed over product liability issues for defective products or medical devices that cause or contribute to the death of a person. People, companies, and governmental agencies can all be found at fault for a wrongful death if their actions or internal practices ...
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  • Daycare Injuries: How to Prove Negligent Supervision

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 2-Jan-2018

    When you drop your child off at their daycare provider, you assume that their wellbeing will be the facility’s number one priority. However, accidents do happen and your child can end up suffering an avoidable injury. When their injury is caused by the negligent actions of the daycare provider or staff, you are entitled to compensation. In this blog, we talk about how to prove a negligent ...
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