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  • What Do Trucking Insurance Companies Do After an Accident?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 28-Dec-2017

    Commercial trucks are often massive vehicles that are difficult to operate safely, and as such they cause numerous accidents every year. Because trucking insurance companies are in business to both protect themselves and their clients from liability, they will often do everything they can to give themselves an advantage. Therefore, knowing what these companies might do can help you properly ...
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  • Important Information for Motorcycle Accident Victims

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 22-Dec-2017

    Motorcycles don’t have nearly the same amount of protection that a full vehicle can offer, and thus motorcycle accidents almost always lead to serious injuries and tremendous damage to the victims. If you have been the victim of one of these accidents, you may not know what options you have available to you as well as what the best option is for pursuing recourse. Here are three valuable ...
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  • Do You Have a Product Liability Case?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 13-Dec-2017

    Defective or dangerous products cause thousands of injuries every year. Whether they are caused by poor design, by defects during the manufacturing product, or by confusing or deceptive labeling that causes them to be used improperly, a defective product could lead to serious injuries and immense liability for anyone involved in the creation, distribution, and sales process. But, in order to ...
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  • The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC Sponsors the Austin Jingle Bell 5K

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 6-Dec-2017

    Our firm loves to get involved in the community, and we are proud to continue our support of the Austin Jingle Bell 5k in 2017 is a contributing sponsor. The Jingle Bell 5k supports the well-known organization, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in its efforts to raise awareness and funds to help those impacted by drunk drivers and to prevent future incidents. This annual holiday run is for ...
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  • Information for Drunk Driving Accident Victims

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 4-Dec-2017

    Drunk driving causes thousands of accidents and hundreds of thousands of injuries every year. If you have been unfortunate enough to be one of those victims, you may be wondering what options you have available to you when it comes to getting help with the treatment you need and recovering the damages you have sustained. Look no further—on this blog we’ll go over the basic things you ...
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  • Workers' Compensation vs. Personal Injury Claims

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 28-Nov-2017

    When you’re injured at work, you’re probably thinking of filing a workers’ compensation claim to pay for your medical bills and lost wages, however, this isn’t your only option for financial recovery. While you do not have to establish fault in a workers’ compensation case, you can receive additional benefits through a personal injury lawsuit, as long as you establish ...
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  • How Long Do I Have to File an Injury Lawsuit in Texas?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 17-Nov-2017

    Every personal injury claim is subject to strict time limits, known as statute of limitations. While you may be in serious pain and having difficulty gathering your thoughts, it’s important to know how long you have to file an injury lawsuit before it’s too late. In Texas, the statute of limitations on filing a personal injury claim is 2 years. For example, if you are injured in a car ...
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  • Do I Need an Attorney for a Non-Traumatic Brain Injury?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 9-Nov-2017

    Don’t let the name fool you; a non-traumatic brain injury can be just as damaging as a traumatic brain injury. The only difference between the two brain injuries is how they occur. While a traumatic brain injury is caused by a blow or injury sustained to the head, a non-traumatic injury occurs as the result of an internal problem, which are usually linked to medical malpractice. Regardless ...
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  • Top Causes of Construction Accidents in Texas

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 26-Sep-2017

    When it comes to injury danger, you won’t find a place that’s much more prone than a construction site. The combination of heavy equipment and materials being transported and lifted high into the air over uneven terrain makes for an extremely high accident risk, and it should come as no surprise that the construction industry continually is towards the top of the leaderboard in terms ...
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  • Why You Shouldn't Say "Sorry" After a Car Accident

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 21-Sep-2017

    Being involved in a motor vehicle accident is an overwhelming and chaotic experience. You might feel shaken, frustrated, and completely disoriented and, in the heat of the moment, it might feel completely natural to apologize for the accident even if it was not your fault. However, this simple gesture can actually jeopardize your chances at obtaining fair compensation for any injuries and property ...
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  • Recourse for Victims of Distracted Driving Accidents

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 19-Sep-2017

    Drivers have a duty to pay attention to the road that’s in front of them in order to avoid an accident and potential injuries to both themselves and everyone around them. However, there have been distracted drivers for just about as long as there have been automobiles. Today, distractions are everywhere, coming in many different shapes and sizes, and causing accidents that are more and more ...
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  • Who Can Be Held Liable in a Truck Accident?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 14-Sep-2017

    Unlike car accidents, trucking accidents are often vastly more complicated due to the number of parties that can be held liable for the accident’s occurrence. If you were recently injured in a truck accident, you will need an attorney who is exceptionally well versed in this area of law and understands the nature of liability in such cases. Determining Liability Collisions with commercial ...
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  • Can I Sue My Employer for Toxic Exposure?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 12-Sep-2017

    People in many different types of industries are exposed to toxic substances every single day. Some of these substances are fairly benign, showing little to no immediate effects, while others need to be treated with the utmost seriousness. However, over time exposure to these substances can lead to disastrous consequences, including serious health concerns, chronic illnesses, and more. The good ...
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  • Can I Sue if I Was Assaulted on Private Property?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 7-Sep-2017

    Property owners and managers have a duty to ensure their properties are reasonably safe and properly maintained to ensure individuals are not at risk for assault or injury. If you were assaulted on private property, such as a bus station, a university campus, or at a night club, it is possible that you have a viable premises liability claim against the owner of the property or the manager. ...
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  • When Is a Personal Injury "Catastrophic?"

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 5-Sep-2017

    As their name implies, a catastrophic injury is an injury that has particularly devastating consequences. When you suffer a catastrophic injury, it’s highly likely that your life may never return to normal, since you’ll probably have suffered permanent, debilitating damage. But what exactly makes an injury “catastrophic?” Let’s take a closer look at this designation ...
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