Blog Posts in August, 2018 Blog Home Tips to Avoid a Car Accident on Labor Day Weekend Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 31-Aug-2018 Considered the unofficial end of the summer season, Labor Day weekend is often celebrated by Americans consuming alcohol or embarking on family road trips. Unfortunately, this weekend is one of the most dangerous times of the year to hit the road, according to the NSC. In fact, motorists are more than three times as likely to be involved in a fatal car accident over the three-day weekend. Since ... Share This Post: Continue Reading 3 Tips to Avoid Driving Fatigue Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 29-Aug-2018 While campaigns against drunk driving and distracted driving get a lot of media focus, there is very little awareness about the consequences of driving while exhausted. Texas habitually leads the nation in many bad driving habits, including, unfortunately, drowsy driving. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), fatigued drivers are annually responsible for ... Share This Post: Continue Reading How You Can Protect Your Case Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 24-Aug-2018 For victims of car accidents, the moments following a crash can be confusing. Unfortunately, it’s during this time that many individuals fail to realize that they’re making certain mistakes that can be damaging to their claim for compensation. Below, our Austin car accident attorneys explain some of the common mistakes individuals make following a car accident. Make sure you’re ... Share This Post: Continue Reading 2 Safety Tips to Prevent a Bicycle Accident Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 21-Aug-2018 While bicycling is a favored method of transportation for many Texas citizens, it is, unfortunately, not the safest travel option. Each year, countless bicyclists are involved in collisions and accidents that lead to severe injuries and tragic fatalities. In fact, between 2007 and 2012, there were over 12,000 injuries and nearly 300 reported fatalities in Texas. Unlike other transportation ... Share This Post: Continue Reading The Montreal Convention & Airline Liability Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 16-Aug-2018 Statistically, traveling by airplane is the safest method of transportation available. In fact, there has even been a notable decline in the number of airplane accidents that occur annually. This is due, in part, to airline companies utilizing state-of-the-art and strictly enforcing standard safety practices. However, when a fatal accident does occur, it usually results in catastrophic injuries ... Share This Post: Continue Reading Why Hiring an Austin Car Accident Lawyer Is So Important Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 13-Aug-2018 Any time someone sustains a significant injury in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, there are plenty of questions they may have regarding what happens next. They don’t know what options they have or their rights. One thing that becomes apparently clear quickly is the need for a car accident attorney who understands the laws, the tactics of the defendant and their ... Share This Post: Continue Reading Steps You Should Take Following a Car Accident Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 8-Aug-2018 Nobody ever expects to be in a car accident. Sure, there are precautions that we take to drive safely and we remain on the lookout while driving to ensure we spot any potential dangers. However, predicting an accident is something that nobody does. Just the thought of being involved in a car crash, suffering significant injury, and having your entire life change is enough to cause panic and ... Share This Post: Continue Reading What Causes Anoxic Brain Injuries? Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 1-Aug-2018 Brain injuries are considered catastrophic injuries because they significantly and negatively impact a victim’s quality of life and often hinder their ability to hold gainful employment. An anoxic brain injury occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen. On average, the human brain can survive up to 4 minutes without direct oxygen. When deprivation occurs, neural cells suffer a process ... Share This Post: Continue Reading 8 results found. Viewing page 1 of 1.