Austin Personal Injury Blog

Explore Our Recent Blog Posts

  • Truck Accident Compensation Explained

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 12-Jun-2019

    Traffic accidents involving big rigs, semi-trailer trucks, and other large commercial vehicles are not the run-of-the-mill fender benders. Very often, there is not only significant damage to the transports involved but also significant bodily injury or even death of a passenger. The after-effects do not stop there. In many cases, traffic is halted indefinitely for clean-up and investigation, ...
    Continue Reading
  • Catastrophic Injuries Defined

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 5-Jun-2019

    You are cautious and careful when on the road. You put your safety and that of your fellow drivers first. You follow the rules and remain vigilant and alert for possible dangers. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of every person who gets behind the wheel of a car. Some people drive in such a careless fashion that they should not even be on the road. If you have been badly hurt in a car ...
    Continue Reading
  • Oversized Load Accidents: The Real Damage

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

    Big-rig trucks hauling oversize loads are a common sight on Texas highways, and the vibrant state economy yields many dangers on the roadways when massive machinery is being transported to various locations throughout the region. There are actually well-established legal requirements when oversize loads are being moved, but many times transportation companies will operate at a bare minimum ...
    Continue Reading
  • Memorial Day: 20 Driving Safety Tips

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 24-May-2019

    Each May, patriotic Americans gather together to honor the countless men and women who have died serving our country. Of course, this is also a federal holiday, which means that we get a 3-day weekend to enjoy family barbeques, pool parties, and community observance events. In other words, Memorial Day Weekend is also an excellent opportunity to drink and make merry. Because of these parties and ...
    Continue Reading
  • Hotel Pool Accidents & Texas' Premises Liability Laws

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 20-May-2019

    Summer is that special time of year when families plan fun and exciting vacations to escape the heat and humdrum of daily living. In just a few months, Texas residents will be sweltering in 100°F weather and dreaming of a sweet poolside getaway. Depending on the traveler, this could mean absconding to Hawaii’s gorgeous beaches, exploring an east coast cityscape, or taking the family to a ...
    Continue Reading
  • Ford Faces Product Liability Claims for Faulty Transmissions

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

    Motor vehicles play a fundamental role in our daily lives. Since the mass motorization of the 1930s, cars, trucks, and everything in between have dominated the transportation industry and influenced the development of our cities. Unfortunately, operating a motor vehicle can be extremely dangerous. When an accident occurs, it’s easy and almost instinctive to blame the “at-fault” ...
    Continue Reading
  • Construction Accidents, Non-Subscriber Cases & Third-Party Liability Claims

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 3-May-2019

    Construction zones are incredibly dangerous to both workers and casual passersby. In fact, according to OSHA, there are approximately 14 construction-related deaths in the United States each day. The construction industry’s “Fatal Four” – falls, being struck by objects, electrocutions, and caught-in/between objects and structures – are reportedly responsible for over ...
    Continue Reading
  • Lawmakers Introduce Bills that Target Annual Traffic Fatality Rates

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

    Last April, the Texas Department of Transportation released a report analyzing specific “crash facts” from 2017. According to their research, at least one Texan is killed in a traffic collision every 2 hours and 21 minutes. Sadly – but unsurprisingly, our state consistently leads the nation in having the highest number of traffic fatalities each year – in 2017, that number ...
    Continue Reading
  • Workers' Compensation & the Dangers of Returning to Work Early

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

    Workers’ Compensation & the Dangers of Returning to Work Early A serious job-related injury can keep an employee out of work for weeks or months. Unfortunately, employers aren’t above disputing workers’ compensation claims just to safeguard their insurance premiums. Some employers will even manipulate or intimidate their workers just to get them back in the office sooner. If ...
    Continue Reading
  • Can Employer Negligence Cause Truck Accidents?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 10-Apr-2019

    Can Employer Negligence Cause Truck Accidents? Each year, an alarmingly high number of Texans are killed or injured in traffic collisions involving 18-wheeler vehicles. Many grieving families and accident survivors struggle to maintain their prior lifestyles in the aftermath of a collision because they’re burdened by medical debts, funeral expenses, and unexpected probate costs. Fortunately, ...
    Continue Reading
  • 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 ...
    Continue Reading
  • April is HIE Awareness Month

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 5-Apr-2019

    What Is HIE? Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) is a type of brain injury that affects 20% of all babies born in the United States. This brain disfunction is caused when an injury or act of medical negligence prevents oxygen from reaching the baby’s brain. Symptoms of HIE include: Low or absent heart rate Irregular breathing Skin discoloration (white or blue) Acidosis Seizures Depressed ...
    Continue Reading
  • 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 ...
    Continue Reading
  • 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 ...
    Continue Reading
  • 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 ...
    Continue Reading
  • 255 results found. Viewing page 1 of 17. Go to page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7  . . . 13 14 15 16 17   Next