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  • Work Accidents & Injuries: Who is Responsible?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 19-Feb-2018

    Workplace accidents can occur at any time. Whether an injury is caused by an employee’s carelessness or employer negligence, employers must take action to protect workers from further harm. An employer could potentially face legal liability if negligence led to an accident. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, they are responsible for assuring safe working conditions ...
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  • 5 Do's & Don'ts After a Car Accident

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 13-Feb-2018

    If you’ve just been in a car accident, not panicking is easier said than done. It is natural to feel shaken, disoriented, angry, stressed, and emotionally overwhelmed after a collision. However, there are certain things that you should do—and shouldn’t do—immediately after an accident that could have a dramatic impact on the outcome of your car accident claim. Things to Do ...
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  • How Do I Seek Compensation for Permanent Scarring or Disfigurement?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 24-Jan-2018

    If you were in an accident that has left you scarred or disfigured with long-lasting or permanent effects, the monetary amount of damages that you can claim can significantly increase. These types of injuries are referred to as a “residual injuries,” and because your residual injury will cause you to suffer for a long period of time, they have a high monetary value in court. ...
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  • Fatal Car Crashes: Important Information for Surviving Family Members

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 19-Jan-2018

    Car accidents are a common occurrence. Sadly, fatal accidents are fairly common as well. Although the family of a person killed in car accident will need time to grieve, it is important for them to remember that there are legal actions that can be taken to help them overcome this tragic situation. If the car accident that resulted in the death was caused by the negligence of another driver, ...
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  • Elements of a Wrongful Death Claim: What You Need to Know

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 12-Jan-2018

    Wrongful death claims cover all sorts of fatal accidents, such as car accidents and medical malpractice. Wrongful death claims can also be filed over product liability issues for defective products or medical devices that cause or contribute to the death of a person. People, companies, and governmental agencies can all be found at fault for a wrongful death if their actions or internal practices ...
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