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  • Mild, Moderate, and Severe TBIs [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 19-Mar-2020

    Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are complex conditions that involve the most sophisticated system in the body. In order to better categorize and treat TBIs, medical practitioners have divided the injury into three classifications, which we illustrate in the infographic below. Received a TBI in an Accident? Contact Us Today If you received a TBI in an accident caused by another’s negligence, ...
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  • Common Causes of TBIs

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 11-Mar-2020

    A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs after a blow or jolt to the head. When the head experiences sudden acceleration or deceleration, such as in an accident, the brain may be slower to catch up. When the brain ultimately does catch up to this sudden movement, it may bounce against the inside of the skull, resulting in an injury. What Type of Accidents Cause TBIs? TBIs can happen in any accident ...
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  • The Long-Term Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 4-Mar-2020

    Since a traumatic brain injury (TBI) involves damage to the most complex system in the body, it can have severe, life-altering consequences for a victim. Below, our Austin personal injury attorneys discuss the common symptoms, causes, and long-term effects of TBIs. What is a Traumatic Brain Injury? A TBI occurs after a blow or jolt to the head. In many accidents—such as car accidents, sports ...
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  • Are Private Planes More Dangerous?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 3-Mar-2020

    Flying in a private plane is much more dangerous than taking a commercial flight. In fact, a contributor from Live Science claims: “Private planes are nearly as deadly as cars.” Private plane crashes are frequently associated with celebrities or high-level executives, but they are not nearly as rare as they seem. While the commercial airline industry has improved its accident rate by ...
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  • Does Amazon Sell Dangerous Products?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 25-Feb-2020

    Many people prefer to shop online via retailers like Amazon, especially during the crowded holiday season. All consumers, however, should be aware that Amazon makes thousands of unsafe items available for purchase on its website. Included in the 4,100 dangerous products identified by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) are cosmetics, medications, motorcycle helmets, and items meant for babies and ...
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  • Drowsy Driving & Personal Injury Claims

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 25-Feb-2020

    Drowsy driving is one of the most dangerous actions a driver can do. These drivers are tired; their decision-making abilities falter and they often fail to keep their eyes open. When someone falls asleep at the wheel, they put you and countless other drivers in danger. When someone drives while drowsy, they are negligent, which plays a big factor in personal injury claims. However, to recover ...
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  • Uber & Lyft & Drowsy Driving

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 11-Feb-2020

    Many people rely on Uber and Lyft as a resource for when they are unable to drive on their own or want to go somewhere and not pay for parking. You may rely on these rideshare companies when you’ve been drinking or when you’re too tired and know you can’t drive safely. What happens, though, when the Uber or Lyft driver is also tired? Drowsy driving is one of the most common ...
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  • What's Going on with Zantac?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 7-Feb-2020

    You may have noticed that your favorite heartburn medication is no longer available at stores like CVS and Walgreens. This is because Zantac and other drugs containing ranitidine have been recalled for containing unacceptable levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). What Is Ranitidine? Ranitidine is an H2 (histamine-2) blocker commonly used to prevent and relieve heartburn. It is the active ...
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  • Drowsy Driving: One of the Main Causes of Auto Accidents

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 3-Feb-2020

    Unfortunately, negligence exists in many forms. Many situations result in innocent people just like you suffering harm because of someone else’s actions. Among those at the top of the list for causes of car accidents, many of them are the result of driver impairment. Driver impairment is most often a byproduct of drunk driving, but it’s not the sole cause of negligence on the road. ...
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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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