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  • Settlement vs. Trial: Which Is Right for You?

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

    Legal issues. Nobody wants to deal with them, but they’re often inevitable following a negligence-related car accident that leads to serious injuries. This makes it imperative for injured parties to understand what their options are. In any car accident case, there may be a chance for settlement or trial. Knowing how these two work and the differences can help you and your lawyer decide ...
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  • What Are the Potential Causes of a Car Crash?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 1-Oct-2018

    The legal matters following a car accident can be complex and many individuals are unaware of their rights. However, one of the most helpful things to you as a victim is understanding the different causes of car crashes and who can be considered responsible. There are various different causes of car accidents, but some are far more common than others. Knowing the exact cause of the accident can ...
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  • 3 Behaviors that Contribute to Work Zone Accidents

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 30-Sep-2018

    Despite significant efforts made by the highway industry and various government agencies, the number of work zone accidents increases each year. In fact, Texas consistently ranks as one of the top states for the highest number of annual construction zone fatalities. People commonly injured in work zone accidents include: Car and truck drivers Pedestrians Bicyclists Motorcyclists Construction ...
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  • 5 Steps to Take After Being Injured in a Hit & Run Accident

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

    A hit-and run-driver in Texas can face severe legal penalties for fleeing the scene of a car accident. Occasionally, these situations happen without the driver even realizing they have committed an offense. To avoid this scenario, it’s necessary for both drivers to exchange insurance information and wait for law enforcement officials to arrive after an accident occurs. Unfortunately, drivers ...
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  • Sustaining PTSD As a Result of a Car Accident

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 14-Sep-2018

    We have all heard about various situations involving car accidents and the physical injuries they cause. It changes entire lives, hurting individuals and leaving them in a state of confusion regarding what to do next. However, as serious as physical injuries are, there are also emotional damages that may be sustained after a car accident that can cause harm to a person. This can include ...
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  • Recognizing the Signs of Day Care Negligence & Child Abuse

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

    The reality of child negligence and abuse is a parent’s worst nightmare. Unfortunately, it seems like news reports nationwide are consistently reporting about various child care facilities and employees that are being charged with a wide range of child abuse crimes. To protect your child, it’s important to recognize the signs and symptoms associated with negligence and abuse. The Signs ...
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  • How Car Accident Injuries are Determined and Their Impact

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 5-Sep-2018

    In car accidents, there are a number of different injuries that can be sustained in a number of different ways. This can be difficult for individuals to endure and understanding how the injuries can impact a life is important in seeking compensation. This is why it’s important for individuals to seek medical attention following an accident. Doctors work to determine what injuries you may ...
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  • Understanding the Difference Between Concussions & Cerebral Contusions

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 4-Sep-2018

    Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are commonly sustained after car collisions, sports incidents, assaults, and even severe slip and fall accidents. When a victim’s brain is violently jarred, they may suffer a concussion and/or a cerebral contusion. Both concussions and contusions take time to heal and can lead to severe side effects, so it’s important for victims to seek medical treatment ...
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  • Tips to Avoid a Car Accident on Labor Day Weekend

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

    Considered the unofficial end of the summer season, Labor Day weekend is often celebrated by Americans consuming alcohol or embarking on family road trips. Unfortunately, this weekend is one of the most dangerous times of the year to hit the road, according to the NSC. In fact, motorists are more than three times as likely to be involved in a fatal car accident over the three-day weekend. Since ...
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  • 3 Tips to Avoid Driving Fatigue

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

    While campaigns against drunk driving and distracted driving get a lot of media focus, there is very little awareness about the consequences of driving while exhausted. Texas habitually leads the nation in many bad driving habits, including, unfortunately, drowsy driving. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), fatigued drivers are annually responsible for ...
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  • How You Can Protect Your Case

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 24-Aug-2018

    For victims of car accidents, the moments following a crash can be confusing. Unfortunately, it’s during this time that many individuals fail to realize that they’re making certain mistakes that can be damaging to their claim for compensation. Below, our Austin car accident attorneys explain some of the common mistakes individuals make following a car accident. Make sure you’re ...
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  • 2 Safety Tips to Prevent a Bicycle Accident

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

    While bicycling is a favored method of transportation for many Texas citizens, it is, unfortunately, not the safest travel option. Each year, countless bicyclists are involved in collisions and accidents that lead to severe injuries and tragic fatalities. In fact, between 2007 and 2012, there were over 12,000 injuries and nearly 300 reported fatalities in Texas. Unlike other transportation ...
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  • The Montreal Convention & Airline Liability

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 16-Aug-2018

    Statistically, traveling by airplane is the safest method of transportation available. In fact, there has even been a notable decline in the number of airplane accidents that occur annually. This is due, in part, to airline companies utilizing state-of-the-art and strictly enforcing standard safety practices. However, when a fatal accident does occur, it usually results in catastrophic injuries ...
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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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