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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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  • What Do Trucking Insurance Companies Do After an Accident?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 28-Dec-2017

    Commercial trucks are often massive vehicles that are difficult to operate safely, and as such they cause numerous accidents every year. Because trucking insurance companies are in business to both protect themselves and their clients from liability, they will often do everything they can to give themselves an advantage. Therefore, knowing what these companies might do can help you properly ...
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  • Important Information for Motorcycle Accident Victims

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 22-Dec-2017

    Motorcycles don’t have nearly the same amount of protection that a full vehicle can offer, and thus motorcycle accidents almost always lead to serious injuries and tremendous damage to the victims. If you have been the victim of one of these accidents, you may not know what options you have available to you as well as what the best option is for pursuing recourse. Here are three valuable ...
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  • Do You Have a Product Liability Case?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 13-Dec-2017

    Defective or dangerous products cause thousands of injuries every year. Whether they are caused by poor design, by defects during the manufacturing product, or by confusing or deceptive labeling that causes them to be used improperly, a defective product could lead to serious injuries and immense liability for anyone involved in the creation, distribution, and sales process. But, in order to ...
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  • The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC Sponsors the Austin Jingle Bell 5K

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 6-Dec-2017

    Our firm loves to get involved in the community, and we are proud to continue our support of the Austin Jingle Bell 5k in 2017 is a contributing sponsor. The Jingle Bell 5k supports the well-known organization, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in its efforts to raise awareness and funds to help those impacted by drunk drivers and to prevent future incidents. This annual holiday run is for ...
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  • Information for Drunk Driving Accident Victims

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

    Drunk driving causes thousands of accidents and hundreds of thousands of injuries every year. If you have been unfortunate enough to be one of those victims, you may be wondering what options you have available to you when it comes to getting help with the treatment you need and recovering the damages you have sustained. Look no further—on this blog we’ll go over the basic things you ...
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  • Workers' Compensation vs. Personal Injury Claims

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 28-Nov-2017

    When you’re injured at work, you’re probably thinking of filing a workers’ compensation claim to pay for your medical bills and lost wages, however, this isn’t your only option for financial recovery. While you do not have to establish fault in a workers’ compensation case, you can receive additional benefits through a personal injury lawsuit, as long as you establish ...
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  • How Long Do I Have to File an Injury Lawsuit in Texas?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 17-Nov-2017

    Every personal injury claim is subject to strict time limits, known as statute of limitations. While you may be in serious pain and having difficulty gathering your thoughts, it’s important to know how long you have to file an injury lawsuit before it’s too late. In Texas, the statute of limitations on filing a personal injury claim is 2 years. For example, if you are injured in a car ...
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  • Do I Need an Attorney for a Non-Traumatic Brain Injury?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 9-Nov-2017

    Don’t let the name fool you; a non-traumatic brain injury can be just as damaging as a traumatic brain injury. The only difference between the two brain injuries is how they occur. While a traumatic brain injury is caused by a blow or injury sustained to the head, a non-traumatic injury occurs as the result of an internal problem, which are usually linked to medical malpractice. Regardless ...
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  • Top Causes of Construction Accidents in Texas

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 26-Sep-2017

    When it comes to injury danger, you won’t find a place that’s much more prone than a construction site. The combination of heavy equipment and materials being transported and lifted high into the air over uneven terrain makes for an extremely high accident risk, and it should come as no surprise that the construction industry continually is towards the top of the leaderboard in terms ...
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