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  • Fiat Chrysler Sanctioned by the Department of Transportation

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 27-Jul-2015

    The Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation announced that Fiat Chrysler will repair and/or buy back certain defective vehicles and pay a civil penalty of $105 million to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The penalty is the highest imposed by the NHTSA ever. The affected vehicles have serious safety defects that violate the Motor Vehicle Safety Act. The USDOT ...
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  • Changes After a Brain Injury Can Affect Loved Ones and Caregivers

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 22-Jul-2015

    When a person suffers from a brain injury, there are a lot of changes that can occur. The extent of the changes that happen depends on the severity of the brain injury. One issue that isn't always considered is how the changes that occur can affect the people close to the person with the brain injury, such as caregivers and family members. A person who has a brain injury can often have ...
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  • Preventable Pain: The Prevalence of Driver Fatigue

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 16-Jul-2015

    Many Travis County drivers may have experienced fatigue while driving as a result of personal expectations, like the desire to reach a destination earlier than planned. Employers can be responsible for driving tiredness when companies force employees to work extended shifts. An insurance executive, quoted in a National Public Radio report, stated oil and gas companies filed two dozen fatal ...
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  • Do Commercial Trucks and Buses Have Separate Texting Rules?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 9-Jul-2015

    Texas has no single law barring the use of cellphones in vehicles, although many communities prohibit texting while driving. Austin was the first city in our state to pass a no texting ordinance in 2009 and dozens of cities have followed suit. Interstate truck and bus drivers are bound by cellphone and texting rules created by federal agencies and enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety ...
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