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  • Listeria Outbreak Linked to Hard-Boiled Eggs

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 28-Jan-2020

    Almark Foods refers to itself as “the hard-boiled egg specialists,” and distributes egg products to stores and restaurants all over the country. Recently, the company recalled all products made in its Georgia facility due to possible contamination by a bacterium called Listeria monocytogenes. What Is Listeria? Listeria monocytogenes is a species of pathogenic bacteria linked to a ...
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  • Who's at Fault for an Auto Accident?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 17-Jan-2020

    Many factors come into play when determining who is at fault for an auto accident. It’s vital to recognize the potential parties you may hold accountable, but you should also understand how Texas laws determine negligence. Steps to Take Following an Accident If you are in an accident, it is important to understand the next steps that you should take to protect yourself. First, we recommend ...
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  • Truck Drivers & Drowsy Driving

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 13-Jan-2020

    Truck drivers have a significant responsibility to themselves and all others on the road. They keep everyone safe when they follow regulations, including the Hours of Service rules that dictate how long a truck driver can work or drive before he or she must take a break. These regulations are in place for the safety of all individuals on the road: you, other drivers, and the truck driver. ...
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  • Watch Out for Drunk Drivers Through the New Year

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

    What do we typically associate with the new year? Old memories, new beginnings, and a celebration of what’s to come. Unfortunately, something else is related to New Year’s Eve that many don’t know about: drunk driving accidents. Drunk driving accidents can result in severe injuries for motorists, but spreading awareness can prevent them from happening. Therefore, let’s look ...
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  • 3 Tips to Help Stay Awake During Holiday Travel

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

    Holidays and traveling go hand-in-hand because many reunite with family and friends with their time off from work. While some people love long-distance driving, others aren’t fond of staying in the car for so long. Regardless of one’s disposition towards travel, one thing is for sure, traveling long distances can lead to drowsy driving accidents. However, drowsy driving prevention is ...
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  • Attorney Stephen Stewart Interviewed by Fox 7 Austin and KVUE for Jingle Bell 5K

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 9-Dec-2019

    This upcoming Sunday, December 8 th, The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC is excited to announce that it will be sponsoring the 24 th Annual Austin Jingle Bell 5K run! Open to competitive runners, walkers, and kids alike, the Jingle Bell 5K is an annual Austin tradition that brings needed attention to the issue of holiday drunk driving. Profits for the event will all go to Mothers Against Drunk Driving ...
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  • How Badly Can a Brain Injury Affect Memory?

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

    A single brain injury can cause a variety of symptoms and health complications, ranging from mild to severe and temporary to permanent. Some brain injuries will result in a loss of motor skills. Others can cause speech impediments that make communication difficult. As varied as brain injury symptoms may be, there is often a common thread among all cases: memory loss. Memory Functions Lost Due to ...
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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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