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  • Drowsy Driving & Personal Injury Claims

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 25-Feb-2020

    Drowsy driving is one of the most dangerous actions a driver can do. These drivers are tired; their decision-making abilities falter and they often fail to keep their eyes open. When someone falls asleep at the wheel, they put you and countless other drivers in danger. When someone drives while drowsy, they are negligent, which plays a big factor in personal injury claims. However, to recover ...
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  • Uber & Lyft & Drowsy Driving

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 11-Feb-2020

    Many people rely on Uber and Lyft as a resource for when they are unable to drive on their own or want to go somewhere and not pay for parking. You may rely on these rideshare companies when you’ve been drinking or when you’re too tired and know you can’t drive safely. What happens, though, when the Uber or Lyft driver is also tired? Drowsy driving is one of the most common ...
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  • Drowsy Driving: One of the Main Causes of Auto Accidents

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 3-Feb-2020

    Unfortunately, negligence exists in many forms. Many situations result in innocent people just like you suffering harm because of someone else’s actions. Among those at the top of the list for causes of car accidents, many of them are the result of driver impairment. Driver impairment is most often a byproduct of drunk driving, but it’s not the sole cause of negligence on the road. ...
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  • Who's at Fault for an Auto Accident?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 17-Jan-2020

    Many factors come into play when determining who is at fault for an auto accident. It’s vital to recognize the potential parties you may hold accountable, but you should also understand how Texas laws determine negligence. Steps to Take Following an Accident If you are in an accident, it is important to understand the next steps that you should take to protect yourself. First, we recommend ...
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  • Watch Out for Drunk Drivers Through the New Year

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 19-Dec-2019

    What do we typically associate with the new year? Old memories, new beginnings, and a celebration of what’s to come. Unfortunately, something else is related to New Year’s Eve that many don’t know about: drunk driving accidents. Drunk driving accidents can result in severe injuries for motorists, but spreading awareness can prevent them from happening. Therefore, let’s look ...
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  • 3 Tips to Help Stay Awake During Holiday Travel

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 19-Dec-2019

    Holidays and traveling go hand-in-hand because many reunite with family and friends with their time off from work. While some people love long-distance driving, others aren’t fond of staying in the car for so long. Regardless of one’s disposition towards travel, one thing is for sure, traveling long distances can lead to drowsy driving accidents. However, drowsy driving prevention is ...
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  • DUIs During the Holidays

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 3-Dec-2019

    The holiday season is upon us, which means more time with friends and family, and for many who celebrate – more alcohol. According to an infographic compiled by SCRAM Systems, 50% of family holiday gatherings involve alcohol. While drinking can be enjoyed in moderation, binge drinking and/or DUIs can derail even the most festive celebrations. When Does the Risk for Holiday DUIs Begin? ...
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  • 4 More Myths About Car Accidents You've Probably Heard

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 21-Nov-2019

    Last year, we talked about four common car accident myths that you are safe to ignore. However, those four were only a small fraction of all the fictions you might have heard presented as facts. In fact, you might have understandably believed some of these untruths. We’re here to help clear the air once again with four more car accident myths you’ve probably heard but shouldn’t ...
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  • Pain and Suffering: A Full Post-Accident Breakdown

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 19-Nov-2019

    There are many damages that you may recover when pursuing an injury claim following your accident. While it is widely known that accident victims may pursue compensation for their medical bills and property damage, many aren’t aware that they may also receive compensation for pain and suffering. However, the amount of pain a person is suffering from cannot be seen the same way property ...
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  • 12 Safety Tips for Driving Around Work Zones

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 14-Nov-2019

    Distracted Drivers & Work Zone Accidents Roadside construction sites are incredibly dangerous for both workers and passersby, especially in the state of Texas, where roads and highways are constantly being maintained and modified. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 3,300 people were killed in work zone collisions between 2011 and 2016. Unsurprisingly, ...
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  • 10 Ways to Reduce Distracted Driving

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 24-Oct-2019

    With more than 3,100 annual distracted driving deaths, it’s safe to say that this growing epidemic is something that needs to change. As we have previously discussed, distracted driving causes harm to many drivers across the nation. The worst part is, it’s completely preventable. Many people acknowledge the dangers associated with driving distracted and choose to do so anyway. We hope ...
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  • Texas' Newest Distracted Driving Laws

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 24-Oct-2019

    As distracted driving problems continue to grow, more states are beginning to realize that distracted driving is everyone’s responsibility. Many states, such as Texas, have had anti-texting laws in place for a few years now. However, these laws have done little to change the problem we are facing. This realization is causing many states to crack down on the war against distracted driving, ...
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  • New Findings: Are Millennials Actually the Worst Distracted Drivers?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 25-Sep-2019

    Baby Boomers are quick to put the blame on Millennials for being the worst drivers, and the most distracted drivers on the road today, especially when it comes to cellphone usage behind the wheel. Now, this statement isn’t completely false, as Millennials have the highest cellphone usage while driving. However, there are other statistics in Liberty Mutual’s recent survey that shows ...
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  • Spotting and Avoiding a Distracted Driver

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 15-Sep-2019

    We’re sure anyone from Texas who is reading this is overly familiar with the fact that there is an abundance of distracted drivers on the road. Whether you see drivers chowing down on their way to work, replying to an urgent email in traffic, or just outright paying more attention to the party going on in their backseat than they are to the road ahead, driving distracted is one of the most ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Memorial Day: 20 Driving Safety Tips

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 24-May-2019

    Each May, patriotic Americans gather together to honor the countless men and women who have died serving our country. Of course, this is also a federal holiday, which means that we get a 3-day weekend to enjoy family barbeques, pool parties, and community observance events. In other words, Memorial Day Weekend is also an excellent opportunity to drink and make merry. Because of these parties and ...
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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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  • Can Employer Negligence Cause Truck Accidents?

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

    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, these people may have grounds to pursue ...
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  • Austin Has Been Invaded by an Influx of E-Bikes & E-Scooters

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 21-Mar-2019

    In the last decade, Americans have greatly benefited from advancements in mobile application technology. Rideshare giants Uber and Lyft have completely revolutionized the transportation industry, and their individual success stories have inspired Bird and Lime to try their hand at e-bikes and e-scooters. While these recreational transportation devices aren’t exactly new technology, being ...
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  • The Traffic Fatality Rate Drops Due to HB 62

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 18-Feb-2019

    In 2017, Texas lawmakers, awareness groups, and various safety organizations noticed a disconcerting increase in the number of traffic collisions and fatalities in The Lone Star State. This tragic rise was accurately attributed to distracting advancements in cell phone technology. According to a Cambridge Mobile Telematics study released in 2017, one in four motor vehicle accidents happen because ...
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  • Traveling Safely This Holiday Season

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 21-Dec-2018

    Between rainy weather, fatigued pilots, and reckless drivers, December is one of the most dangerous months for traveling. Many Americans tend to imagine Texas as a vast desert melting under a hot sun 24/7. Texans, however, have an intimate understanding of just how dangerous this state’s winter wonderland can be. To keep your holiday from turning into a tragedy, the Austin personal injury ...
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