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Blog Posts in August, 2019

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  • AAA Report Claims In-Vehicle Technology Distracts Older Drivers

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 29-Aug-2019

    Motor vehicle collisions are one of the leading causes of injury and death in the United States. Despite ongoing advancements in vehicle safety technology, there hasn’t been a noticeable decrease in the number of car accident fatalities in this country. Last year, there were at least 40,000 roadway deaths, only a 1% decrease from 2017 (40,231 deaths). The National Safety Council contributes ...
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  • OSHA Investigates Fatal Construction Accident in Austin

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

    In 1970, Congress established the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to reduce work-related illnesses, injuries, and deaths in America. In the last 49 years, workplace fatalities have declined by over 40%. However, there is one industry that OSHA can’t seem to fix: the construction industry. Construction sites are inherently dangerous. According to the Bureau of Labor ...
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  • 4 Surprising Accidents That Can Lead to a Court Case

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 16-Aug-2019

    A single accident or incident can change the course of a person’s life forever. If your actions or conduct are responsible for someone else’s injuries, you could be held legally accountable for their medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. When it comes to personal injury claims, most people tend to think of car accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice incidents, ...
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  • Dog Bites: The Danger of Emotional Support Animals on Flights

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 12-Aug-2019

    What Is an Emotional Support Animal? In the last few years, there has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding the concept of Emotional Support Animals (ESA). An ESA is essentially a pet – dog, cat, peacock, alligator, etc. – that serves as a constant companion to people with emotional and mental disabilities. To legally qualify for an ESA, a candidate needs to be certified as ...
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  • Types of Paralysis

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 6-Aug-2019

    When the word “paralysis” comes up, many people immediately think spinal cord injury. While spinal cord injuries are the leading cause of paralysis in the United States, there are countless injuries that may lead to paralysis. So, to keep things simple, paralysis is broken down into four categories based on the part of the body that is impacted. Monoplegia Mono is a prefix meaning one, ...
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