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  • Filing a Claim After Surviving a Car Accident Involving a Police Vehicle

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 27-Jun-2019

    Police officers in Texas serve their respective communities by preventing crime and enforcing state laws. However, it’s not unusual to see a uniformed officer abusing their position by practicing dangerous driving habits, such as speeding, making illegal turns, and even participating in distracted driving behaviors. Of course, sometimes law enforcement officials are pressured or encouraged ...
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  • Understanding Texas' Good Samaritan Law

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 20-Jun-2019

    The term “good Samaritan” originates from the Parable of the Good Samaritan, a famous allegory included in the Christian Gospel of Luke. Over the centuries, this designation has been repurposed into a common metaphor that describes any charitable, helpful, or selfless individual. For example, a good Samaritan can be a person who helps a stranger change a flat tire or habitually donates ...
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  • What Should I Do If My Police Report Isn't Ready?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 17-Jun-2019

    There are a few important steps you must take after a car accident if you intend to file a claim. In Texas, a driver needs to complete a police report after an accident or submit a Crash Report, Form CR-2 within 10 days of the collision if the accident resulted in injuries, death, or property damages exceeding $1,000. However, it can be difficult to complete these actions if you’re driven ...
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  • Truck Accident Compensation Explained

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

    Traffic accidents involving big rigs, semi-trailer trucks, and other large commercial vehicles are not the run-of-the-mill fender benders. Very often, there is not only significant damage to the transports involved but also significant bodily injury or even death of a passenger. The after-effects do not stop there. In many cases, traffic is halted indefinitely for clean-up and investigation, ...
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  • OSHA's 4 Fatal Construction Accidents

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

    The Occupational and Health Administration (OSHA) has operated under a single mission statement since its inception on April 28, 1971: “to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and providing training, outreach, education and assistance.” In the last 48 years, the workplace fatality rate has dropped 62% , and ...
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  • Catastrophic Injuries Defined

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

    You are cautious and careful when on the road. You put your safety and that of your fellow drivers first. You follow the rules and remain vigilant and alert for possible dangers. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of every person who gets behind the wheel of a car. Some people drive in such a careless fashion that they should not even be on the road. If you have been badly hurt in a car ...
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