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  • DUIs During the Holidays

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

    The holiday season is upon us, which means more time with friends and family, and for many who celebrate – more alcohol. According to an infographic compiled by SCRAM Systems, 50% of family holiday gatherings involve alcohol. While drinking can be enjoyed in moderation, binge drinking and/or DUIs can derail even the most festive celebrations. When Does the Risk for Holiday DUIs Begin? ...
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  • Top 5 Hazards That Can Spoil Any Thanksgiving

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 26-Nov-2019

    Thanksgiving is easily in the top five American holidays for most people. You get to see friends and family you might not have seen since the last Turkey Day. Plus, you get to all dig into a delicious feast together. What is there not to like? Actually, there are a few things not to like about Thanksgiving: the hazards that come with it. Each year, celebrants are injured by a handful of ...
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  • 4 More Myths About Car Accidents You've Probably Heard

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

    Last year, we talked about four common car accident myths that you are safe to ignore. However, those four were only a small fraction of all the fictions you might have heard presented as facts. In fact, you might have understandably believed some of these untruths. We’re here to help clear the air once again with four more car accident myths you’ve probably heard but shouldn’t ...
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  • When Hurt by a Defective Product, Keep the Product & Packaging

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

    When you’re hurt by a defective product, you might be tempted to call the manufacturer, complain, and demand a free replacement. This sort of response is understandable since this is exactly what product manufacturers tell you to do. However, you should always be wary of what a party that caused you harm through negligence tells you to do. Sending a defective product back to its manufacturer ...
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  • How to Prepare for Your Consultation With an Accident Attorney

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 19-Nov-2019

    Working with an attorney may be the last thing you think you have time for following an accident. From dealing with medical bills to having conversations with insurance adjusters, the thought of working with an attorney may seem like additional stress that you don’t need. However, understanding what you can expect from your consultation, and what information you need to bring will help ease ...
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  • Pain and Suffering: A Full Post-Accident Breakdown

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 19-Nov-2019

    There are many damages that you may recover when pursuing an injury claim following your accident. While it is widely known that accident victims may pursue compensation for their medical bills and property damage, many aren’t aware that they may also receive compensation for pain and suffering. However, the amount of pain a person is suffering from cannot be seen the same way property ...
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  • 12 Safety Tips for Driving Around Work Zones

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 14-Nov-2019

    Distracted Drivers & Work Zone Accidents Roadside construction sites are incredibly dangerous for both workers and passersby, especially in the state of Texas, where roads and highways are constantly being maintained and modified. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 3,300 people were killed in work zone collisions between 2011 and 2016. Unsurprisingly, ...
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  • The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC Sponsors the Austin Jingle Bell 5K

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

    The Stewart Law Firm is proud to sponsor the Austin Jingle Bell 5K once again! For 24 years, the annual run has provided the families of Austin, Texas with a festive event that allows participants to walk or run for a good cause. The Austin Jingle Bell 5K benefits the well-known non-profit, MADD, or Mothers Against Drunk Driving. For 10 straight years, we’ve sponsored this family-centered ...
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  • The Dangers of Indoor Play Areas

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

    Twenty years ago, you couldn’t walk into a McDonald’s without seeing an indoor play area crawling with hyper children. But the good ol’ days of plastic slides, padded floor, and questionable puddles is gone. Many “kid friendly” fast food businesses have tossed away their playground equipment for table space and games. But why? In truth, fast food joints abandoned ...
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  • Are Theme Park "Fright Nights" Safe?

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

    Halloween is one of the most exciting and spooktacular events the year – and it is an event. Although October 31 is All Hallows Eve, the spooky night when costumed youngsters prowl the streets for tricks and treats, the spirit of Halloween encompasses the month, and Texas theme parks are happy to capitalize on the fun. Haunted houses, dark mazes, monster concerts, zombie runs, and more ...
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  • 10 Ways to Reduce Distracted Driving

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

    With more than 3,100 annual distracted driving deaths, it’s safe to say that this growing epidemic is something that needs to change. As we have previously discussed, distracted driving causes harm to many drivers across the nation. The worst part is, it’s completely preventable. Many people acknowledge the dangers associated with driving distracted and choose to do so anyway. We hope ...
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  • Texas' Newest Distracted Driving Laws

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

    As distracted driving problems continue to grow, more states are beginning to realize that distracted driving is everyone’s responsibility. Many states, such as Texas, have had anti-texting laws in place for a few years now. However, these laws have done little to change the problem we are facing. This realization is causing many states to crack down on the war against distracted driving, ...
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  • Corporate Negligence: What's Going on with the Boeing 737 Max 8?

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

    Traveling by airplane is statistically the safest method of transportation in the world. In fact, David Ropiek, a risk communication instructor at Harvard University, estimates that the likelihood of dying in a plane crash is about 1 in 11 million – in other words, you’re more likely to be struck by lightning. But what happens when a too-big-to-fail airplane manufacturer knowingly ...
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  • National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, Part 4: The Hidden Costs of Living with a Spinal Cord Injury

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

    This is the last blog in our weekly series that has been dedicated to spinal cord injury survivors and National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. Last week, we dispelled myths and stereotypes by answering frequently asked questions regarding spinal cord injuries. Our final post is about the lifetime costs and hidden fees associated with spinal cord injuries. The Lifetime Costs of a Spinal Cord ...
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  • Distracted Driving Is Becoming a Much Bigger Problem Today

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

    Distractions are everywhere in this world we live in. Whether it’s checking an email, replying to a text, or calling your friend, cellphones have become an integral part of many of our days. Because of our dependence on these devices, many people continue to use their phones while behind the wheel, which is considered distracted driving. However, cellphone usage, while being the most common, ...
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