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  • Signs & Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

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

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have a wide range of physical and psychological effects. Some signs or symptoms may appear immediately after the traumatic event, while others may appear days or weeks later, or may even be missed as people may look fine even though they may act or feel differently. Mild traumatic brain injury may affect your brain cells temporarily. By contrast, severe TBI can ...
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  • Do I Need a Lawyer for Whiplash?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 5-Apr-2018

    One of the most common types of injuries that people suffer in a car accident is “whiplash,” which occurs from an abrupt back-and-forth flexion of the neck. Whiplash affects the muscles, discs, and ligaments in the neck and back. However, it may take several days or even weeks for the body to completely process the physical trauma it sustained—which is why many whiplash victims ...
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  • How Contingency Fees Work

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 23-Mar-2018

    When are suffer an injury in an accident caused by a negligent party, you need experienced legal representation on your side when you file a personal injury lawsuit. However, many accident victims are reluctant to hire a lawyer due to costly attorney fees. Additionally, what if you lose your case? Would you still have to pay your attorney despite not recovering any sort of compensation to even pay ...
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  • PTSD & Your Personal Injury Case

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 9-Mar-2018

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological condition as a result of a traumatic incident. While it is commonly associated with those who have served in the military, it can develop from a wide range of events, including car accidents or sexual assault. Symptoms of PTSD include flashbacks, depression, anxiety, phobias, apathy, and withdrawal from social settings. After an accident or ...
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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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