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  • Death in the Ambulance: When Is the EMT to Fault?

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

    Death in the Ambulance: When Is the EMT at Fault? 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 ...
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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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  • Responding to a Low Settlement Offer

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

    There are many medical complications and financial repercussions associated with a serious accident injury. If you’ve been injured by a negligent party, you may be able to secure damages that account for your current and projected medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, an insurance company may be obligated to provide restitution per the ...
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  • Why Does Amputation Occur?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 16-Jan-2019

    Why Does Amputation Occur? Amputations are some of the worst types of injuries, but they are not talked about often. However, there are a number of reasons a person may experience an amputation and it’s important to discover what can be done if amputation is caused by negligence. Reasons Amputation May Happen Amputation may be necessary in a number of situations, including various health ...
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  • Why You Need to See a Doctor After a Car Accident

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

    Statistically, every single person in the United States will be involved in a car collision at least once in their lives. Whether it’s a rear-end bump or a five-car pileup, a car accident can be a painful and overwhelming experience. Even so, there are a few specific steps you need to take after an accident if you want to protect your personal injury claim. For example, it’s imperative ...
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  • Senate Proposes "Hands-Free" Cell Phone Law

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 7-Jan-2019

    The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) claims that distracted driving is responsible for over 100,000 motor vehicle collisions each year – and that’s just in Texas! Despite annual awareness campaigns and increasing legislative measures, Texans just can’t seem to keep their eyes on the road and off their cell phone screens. In fairness, this is a national epidemic and not ...
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  • What are the Types and Degrees of Burn Injuries?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 2-Jan-2019

    What are the Types and Degrees of Burn Injuries? Burn injuries are more common than people think, especially when you consider the most minor of burns can include sunburns or small thermal burns. However, there are various different types of burns and degrees that are determined by the severity of the injury. Types of Burn Injuries These are the different types of burns that someone may experience ...
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  • 3 Interesting Facts About Texas' Wrongful Death Statute

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 27-Dec-2018

    If your loved one was killed due to the negligent actions of another person or corporate entity, you may be able to pursue justice and restitution by filing a wrongful death claim. According to Texas Statutes section 71.001, a plaintiff can legally file a wrongful death claim so long as the “wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default” of one entity is responsible ...
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  • Traveling Safely This Holiday Season

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 21-Dec-2018

    Between rainy weather, fatigued pilots, and reckless drivers, December is one of the most dangerous months for traveling. Many Americans tend to imagine Texas as a vast desert melting under a hot sun 24/7. Texans, however, have an intimate understanding of just how dangerous this state’s winter wonderland can be. To keep your holiday from turning into a tragedy, the Austin personal injury ...
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  • Understanding the Long-Term Cost of Paralysis

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

    When individuals suffer serious spinal cord injuries, it may result in paralysis. This is a serious and life-altering injury that is often caused by someone else’s negligence. Not everyone knows what this means for the injured individual in the long-run. Unfortunately, some individuals fail to take legal action when someone’s negligence causes a serious spinal cord injury. However, ...
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  • The 12 Injuries of Christmas

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 11-Dec-2018

    Each Christmas, families gather together to open presents and enjoy a delicious meal. While the Christmas spirit is associated with pleasant and merry connotations, there is, unfortunately, a reason emergency rooms remain a popular Christmas destination. To help you avoid any preventable hospital visits, our Austin personal injury lawyers have created a list of 12 common (and avoidable!) ...
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  • Christmas Toys & Product Liability Lawsuits

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 7-Dec-2018

    Over the years, families tend to invent and enjoy unique Christmas traditions and customs. For example, some families enjoy holiday movie marathons, playing board games, baking sweets, or decorating the Christmas tree. But one element of this holiday is true for every parent: there is no greater joy than watching your child’s happiness as they open presents on Christmas morning. But what ...
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  • What Happens to the Victim of a Spinal Cord Injury?

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

    You may have seen very serious instances of individuals suffering serious spinal cord injuries. This can include situations including car accidents, sports injuries, and more. They’re some of the most serious types of injuries and the results are long-lasting. Unfortunately, not everyone knows the serious nature of spinal cord injuries. It’s important to recognize the symptoms and why ...
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  • Understanding the 6 Different Types of OSHA Violations

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 29-Nov-2018

    An estimated 130 million employees file for workers’ compensation benefits each year. Workers’ compensation is a wonderful social insurance program that provides employees with the benefits they need to fully recover from their injuries and illnesses. However, many of these conditions are preventable and ultimately due to company negligence. The Objective of the Occupational Safety and ...
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