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  • Why Hiring an Austin Car Accident Lawyer Is So Important

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

    Any time someone sustains a significant injury in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, there are plenty of questions they may have regarding what happens next. They don’t know what options they have or their rights. One thing that becomes apparently clear quickly is the need for a car accident attorney who understands the laws, the tactics of the defendant and their ...
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  • Steps You Should Take Following a Car Accident

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 8-Aug-2018

    Nobody ever expects to be in a car accident. Sure, there are precautions that we take to drive safely and we remain on the lookout while driving to ensure we spot any potential dangers. However, predicting an accident is something that nobody does. Just the thought of being involved in a car crash, suffering significant injury, and having your entire life change is enough to cause panic and ...
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  • 3 Playground Hazards to Avoid

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 31-Jul-2018

    For children, playgrounds are entertainment havens meant for adventure and recreation. Now that it’s summer, playgrounds are the place to be for energetic kids and their attentive parents. However, while playgrounds are built with good intentions, poor maintenance and a general lack of injury-prevention resources have turned these miniature adventure parks into high-risk danger zones. ...
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  • The Dangerous Link Between Anesthesia and Brain Trauma

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 26-Jul-2018

    General anesthesia is a common cocktail drug given to patients during surgeries and medical procedures. When successfully administered, anesthesia renders patients unconscious by placing them in a reversible coma. While in this state, patients experience paralysis, amnesia, and analgesia. This is a very sensitive procedure, and the wrong dosage could lead to severe oxygen deprivation and brain ...
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  • The NFL, Concussions & Lawsuits

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

    On December 12, 2016, the Supreme Court rejected cleared the way for payouts of the $1 billion plan by the NFL to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players, starting with those to those who have been diagnosed with brain injuries linked to repeated concussions. Initially filed in 2011, the class-action lawsuit was originally settled in 2013 for $765 million; however, the ...
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  • 4 Motorcycle Safety Tips

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 17-Jul-2018

    To many enthusiasts, a motorcycle celebrates and epitomizes freedom, danger, and adventure. When the “danger” aspect gets pushed too far, however, it leads to nearly 5,000 motorcycle fatalities a year. Whether you’re a hardcore biker or a recreational rider, here’s a few safety tips to ensure your safety on the road! Tip #1: Wear Appropriate Gear Your motorcycle isn’t ...
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  • The Dangers of Hands-Free Devices

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

    Cell phones have become an integral part of American daily life by providing users with numerous social and technological conveniences. Unfortunately, cell phones are also responsible for 78% of all distracted driving accidents in the United States. Despite endless awareness campaigns and updated traffic laws, many drivers continue to reach for their cell phones while in the car. The Controversial ...
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  • Commercial Truck Accidents & Insurance Issues

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

    A personal injury case involving an accident with a commercial semi-truck or big rig is associated with several unique issues. Due to the severity of the injuries and the substantial costs related to these types of collisions, insurance companies have a vested interest to minimize the liability of their trucking company clients. So if you are filing a trucking accident claim, you can encounter ...
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  • Can I Sue the School District for My Child's Injury?

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

    If your child is injured at school, you likely have many questions and concerns as a parent. Between addressing any immediate medical issues and soothing your child’s fears, you may find yourself wondering if there’s any recourse for parents in your position. While some accidents are simply unavoidable, if your child was exposed to unsafe conditions or staff negligence, you may have ...
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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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  • 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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