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Blog Posts in September, 2017

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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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