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  • Can a Bicyclist Be at Fault for an Accident?

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

    When a bicyclist is harmed in a motor vehicle collision, most people automatically assume that a “negligent” motorist will be held responsible for the accident and any costs associated with the victim’s injuries. After all, bicyclists face higher levels of risk on the road, and drivers legally owe them a duty of care. However, what many people don’t realize is that this ...
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  • What Is an Attractive Nuisance?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 26-Jul-2019

    Children are naturally curious, reckless, and prone to courting danger. Some, in fact, carelessly throw their bodies at the world, not realizing that they’ve let their safety net (mom and dad) back at home. Unfortunately, this predisposition for reckless adventure and exploration can get them into quite a bit of trouble, especially if they meander onto someone’s property and the ...
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  • Paralysis: Life at What Cost?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 23-Jul-2019

    Studies show that spinal cord injuries are the leading cause of paralysis in the United States. With close to 1 in 50 people in the US living with paralysis, and nearly 13,000 new spinal cord injuries reported each year, it’s important to understand how this life-long disability individual’s lives, both financially and physically. Financial Costs of Paralysis There are an estimated ...
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  • What Evidence Do I Need to Collect After a Car Accident?

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

    Surviving any type of car accident can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. Unfortunately, most at-fault drivers won’t take the high road after causing a collision. If anything, they may try to escape liability by tricking their victims into making a statement or apology that jeopardizes their claim. To protect yourself from the machinations of a negligent driver and their insurer, ...
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  • Settlement Value of a Burn Injury Claim

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

    As with any personal injury claim, the value of your case will be dependant on the severity of your injuries, in addition to other contributing factors. The biggest factors being the severity of your burn, the intentions/negligence of the defendant, and the amount the defendant can pay. In comparison to other injuries in a personal injury claim, burn injuries are typically much higher in value due ...
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  • Does My Case Have to Go to Court?

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

    If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by a negligent person, corporation, or government entity, you may have grounds to pursue damages by filing a personal injury claim. Depending on the circumstances of the accident (and the generosity of the defendant’s insurance company), you may find yourself having to weigh the pros and cons of going to trial. Of course, we all lead busy ...
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  • Car Accidents and Burn Injuries

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 1-Jul-2019

    It’s not uncommon to suffer a severe burn injury following a car accident, especially if you’re exposed to chemicals, open flames, or electrical trouble from the crash. The severity of the burns sustained from car accidents ranges from mild to severe, with different recovery periods for each case. Some burns heal quickly with little medical attention, and others may call for lifelong ...
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