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Blog Posts in April, 2019

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  • Lawmakers Introduce Bills that Target Annual Traffic Fatality Rates

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 30-Apr-2019

    Last April, the Texas Department of Transportation released a report analyzing specific “crash facts” from 2017. According to their research, at least one Texan is killed in a traffic collision every 2 hours and 21 minutes. Sadly – but unsurprisingly, our state consistently leads the nation in having the highest number of traffic fatalities each year – in 2017, that number ...
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  • Workers' Compensation & the Dangers of Returning to Work Early

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 22-Apr-2019

    Workers’ Compensation & the Dangers of Returning to Work Early A serious job-related injury can keep an employee out of work for weeks or months. Unfortunately, employers aren’t above disputing workers’ compensation claims just to safeguard their insurance premiums. Some employers will even manipulate or intimidate their workers just to get them back in the office sooner. If ...
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  • Can Employer Negligence Cause Truck Accidents?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 10-Apr-2019

    Can Employer Negligence Cause Truck Accidents? Each year, an alarmingly high number of Texans are killed or injured in traffic collisions involving 18-wheeler vehicles. Many grieving families and accident survivors struggle to maintain their prior lifestyles in the aftermath of a collision because they’re burdened by medical debts, funeral expenses, and unexpected probate costs. Fortunately, ...
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  • Social Media and Your Personal Injury Case

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 8-Apr-2019

    For many, social media has become a primary form of communication and the main source of news. In this digital era we live in, it comes as common knowledge that once something is posted online, it typically stays there forever. Something that many people don’t know is how large of an impact social media may have on their personal injury case. While you’re in the process of going ...
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  • April is HIE Awareness Month

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 5-Apr-2019

    What Is HIE? Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) is a type of brain injury that affects 20% of all babies born in the United States. This brain disfunction is caused when an injury or act of medical negligence prevents oxygen from reaching the baby’s brain. Symptoms of HIE include: Low or absent heart rate Irregular breathing Skin discoloration (white or blue) Acidosis Seizures Depressed ...
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