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  • Social Media and Your Personal Injury Case

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 8-Apr-2019

    For many, social media has become a primary form of communication and the main source of news. In this digital era we live in, it comes as common knowledge that once something is posted online, it typically stays there forever. Something that many people don’t know is how large of an impact social media may have on their personal injury case. While you’re in the process of going ...
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  • The Curious Case of James Fulton: Car Accident or Criminal Negligence?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 29-Mar-2019

    On May 14, 2016, James Fulton (40) left On the Border, a popular Tex-Mex restaurant in Tyler, at 9:30 p.m. after enjoying 7-8 drinks with a few friends. Less than a mile away, Haile Beasley, a recent college graduate, checked her phone while waiting for a stoplight to turn green. A witness, Kirsten Woodard, later testified that Beasley was still on her phone when she started driving. An instant ...
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  • The Most Deadly Jobs in Texas

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 25-Mar-2019

    Many professions are intrinsically dangerous because of their exposure to high-risk situations, heavy equipment, and various other environmental dangers. Certain jobs in Texas are more hazardous than others because of their reputation for high workplace injuries and wrongful deaths — which is why it's important to have an Austin personal injury attorney at the Stewart Law Firm. Such ...
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  • Austin Has Been Invaded by an Influx of E-Bikes & E-Scooters

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 21-Mar-2019

    In the last decade, Americans have greatly benefited from advancements in mobile application technology. Rideshare giants Uber and Lyft have completely revolutionized the transportation industry, and their individual success stories have inspired Bird and Lime to try their hand at e-bikes and e-scooters. While these recreational transportation devices aren’t exactly new technology, being ...
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  • Seeking Justice: What Steps to Take If a Loved One Was Lost to Wrongful Death

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 18-Mar-2019

    The death of a loved one can be quite shocking. This is particularly true when the death is unexpected. If your loved one has unexpectedly suffered a wrongful death, keep in mind there are steps you can take to help right this wrong. Now is the time to get organized, learn about your options and figure out where to go from here. If you have a problem of this kind, legal help is vitally important. ...
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  • Trucking 101: Understanding & Avoiding Jackknife Accidents

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 11-Mar-2019

    There are few experiences as terrifying as losing control of an 80,000-pound vehicle. Sadly, it’s a common enough occurrence that one out of every ten traffic fatalities involves a commercial motor vehicle. While all truck collisions are dangerous, one of the deadliest accident scenarios is a “jackknife” wreck. What Is a Jackknife Accident? A jackknife wreck occurs when a truck ...
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  • Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 6-Mar-2019

    What Is a Brain Injury? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) consider traumatic brain injuries (TBI) one of the most serious public health problems in the United States. Each year, over 2.5 million Americans sustain mild to severe head injuries that disrupt the normal function of the brain. These injuries frequently result from traffic collisions, sports accidents, terrible falls, ...
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  • Slip & Fall Injuries: What's the Big Deal?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 25-Feb-2019

    A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere and at any time. Tripping or slipping may not seem like a big deal at first glance, but there are several moderate and even catastrophic injuries associated with slip and fall accidents. As such, public property owners and employers have a legal responsibility to maintain a safe environment for any guests, residents, and workers. When this obligation ...
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  • How Will I Pay for a Funeral Following a Wrongful Death?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 22-Feb-2019

    Losing a loved one is a tragic situation to handle for anyone. This event can become even more difficult when you believe that your loved one was lost as a result of another person’s negligence. If you’ve been the unfortunate victim of losing a loved one or family member to negligence, you are likely focused on the sorrow and pain you’re feeling while trying to move forward from ...
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  • The Traffic Fatality Rate Drops Due to HB 62

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 18-Feb-2019

    In 2017, Texas lawmakers, awareness groups, and various safety organizations noticed a disconcerting increase in the number of traffic collisions and fatalities in The Lone Star State. This tragic rise was accurately attributed to distracting advancements in cell phone technology. According to a Cambridge Mobile Telematics study released in 2017, one in four motor vehicle accidents happen because ...
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  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries Linked to PTSD & Depression

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 15-Feb-2019

    On January 30, 2019, Murray B. Stein, MD, MPH, Sonia Jain, PhD, and Josepth T. Giacino, PhD posted “ Risk of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Major Depression in in Civilian Patients After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Track-TBI Study” on JAMA Psychiatry. As the title implies, this study links mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI) to posttraumatic stress disorder and depression. While ...
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  • Death in the Ambulance: When Is the EMT to Fault?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 13-Feb-2019

    Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) have quite a challenging job. EMTs are first responders who are responsible for arriving at the scene of an injury to assess and delay the damage done, while attempting to prevent the injuries from furthering. For many injuries, the most critical treatment that an individual receives is the treatment immediately following the incident. The treatment received in ...
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  • Rainy Day Boating Tips

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 8-Feb-2019

    For many people, boating is a way of life and a relaxing sojourn into nature. However, this isn’t the safest hobby when weather conditions turn sour; in fact, best safety practices indicate that it’s preferable to stay off the water when it’s raining. After all, rainy weather suggests poor visibility and dangerous wave conditions. With this in mind, it’s important to check ...
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  • 5 Types of Wrongful Death Cases

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 4-Feb-2019

    5 Types of Wrongful Death Cases Death is an extremely hard situation for anyone to go through, but when that death is linked to someone else’s negligence it can leave the family members and loved ones feeling completely lost and heartbroken. The grief of losing a loved one in an unexpected event is something that leaves us with many questions and with very little answers. “Who is ...
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  • Social Media & the Insurance Company

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 30-Jan-2019

    Social media has become an essential facet of our day-to-day lives. We utilize this powerful technology to express ourselves on a virtual platform. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – these social networking services let us post our daily activities, contact friends, reconnect with family members, and even stay updated on current world events. But the content and pictures you share online can ...
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