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  • Treating Thanksgiving Burn Injuries

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 16-Nov-2018

    The current cultural narrative of Thanksgiving paints a beautiful picture of families gathering together to feast and celebrate their blessings. However, it’s easy for an accident to happen when frantic families are hustling to cook a hearty meal. In fact, countless families race to local emergency rooms each year because of holiday-related burn injuries. According to the National Fire ...
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  • What Is Considered a Catastrophic Injury?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 5-Nov-2018

    Far too often, individuals are left to deal with the long-lasting and daunting impact of an injury sustained as a result of someone else’s negligence. Whether it involves a motor vehicle accident, workplace accident, or any other situation, thousands and thousands of these incidents occur each year. Unfortunately, there are some injuries that may be considered more serious than others, ...
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  • Car Accidents & Texas' Modified Comparative Fault Rule

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 1-Nov-2018

    If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may be interested in filing a claim and pursuing damages that ease your injury-related financial burdens. After all, a beneficial settlement or verdict can award compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, rehabilitative services, and other non-economic damages. However, it may be difficult for you to maximize your claim ...
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  • 4 Common Car Accident Myths to Ignore

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 28-Oct-2018

    Statistically, every single person in the United States will be involved in a car collision at least once in their lives. Despite this staggering estimate, most people are genuinely unprepared for the reality of a car accident. Car accidents can be startling events, and even the most composed person may have trouble navigating the aftermath. The various myths surrounding car accidents and personal ...
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  • Protecting Your Children from Dog Bites

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 10-Oct-2018

    While children love dogs, they often don’t know how to discern a safe dog from a violent one. When a child carelessly runs up to pet a dog, the animal may bite just because it feels threatened. Parents often assume that their beloved pet is safe and trust it to be gentle with their child. Unfortunately, all dogs act instinctively when startled, especially when an enthusiastic child is ...
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  • What's the Difference Between a Statute of Limitations & a Statute of Repose?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 5-Oct-2018

    As legal terms, “personal injury,” “medical malpractice,” and “product liability” encompass a wide range of physical, psychological, and emotional injuries that are intentionally or inadvertently perpetrated by a negligent party. Before injured plaintiffs can file their claims, they must first reach out to an experienced attorney who can determine if their case ...
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  • 3 Behaviors that Contribute to Work Zone Accidents

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 30-Sep-2018

    Despite significant efforts made by the highway industry and various government agencies, the number of work zone accidents increases each year. In fact, Texas consistently ranks as one of the top states for the highest number of annual construction zone fatalities. People commonly injured in work zone accidents include: Car and truck drivers Pedestrians Bicyclists Motorcyclists Construction ...
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  • 5 Steps to Take After Being Injured in a Hit & Run Accident

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 19-Sep-2018

    A hit-and run-driver in Texas can face severe legal penalties for fleeing the scene of a car accident. Occasionally, these situations happen without the driver even realizing they have committed an offense. To avoid this scenario, it’s necessary for both drivers to exchange insurance information and wait for law enforcement officials to arrive after an accident occurs. Unfortunately, drivers ...
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  • Understanding the Difference Between Concussions & Cerebral Contusions

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 4-Sep-2018

    Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are commonly sustained after car collisions, sports incidents, assaults, and even severe slip and fall accidents. When a victim’s brain is violently jarred, they may suffer a concussion and/or a cerebral contusion. Both concussions and contusions take time to heal and can lead to severe side effects, so it’s important for victims to seek medical treatment ...
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  • 2 Safety Tips to Prevent a Bicycle Accident

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

    While bicycling is a favored method of transportation for many Texas citizens, it is, unfortunately, not the safest travel option. Each year, countless bicyclists are involved in collisions and accidents that lead to severe injuries and tragic fatalities. In fact, between 2007 and 2012, there were over 12,000 injuries and nearly 300 reported fatalities in Texas. Unlike other transportation ...
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  • The Montreal Convention & Airline Liability

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 16-Aug-2018

    Statistically, traveling by airplane is the safest method of transportation available. In fact, there has even been a notable decline in the number of airplane accidents that occur annually. This is due, in part, to airline companies utilizing state-of-the-art and strictly enforcing standard safety practices. However, when a fatal accident does occur, it usually results in catastrophic injuries ...
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  • What Causes Anoxic Brain Injuries?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 1-Aug-2018

    Brain injuries are considered catastrophic injuries because they significantly and negatively impact a victim’s quality of life and often hinder their ability to hold gainful employment. An anoxic brain injury occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen. On average, the human brain can survive up to 4 minutes without direct oxygen. When deprivation occurs, neural cells suffer a process ...
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  • 4 Motorcycle Safety Tips

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 17-Jul-2018

    To many enthusiasts, a motorcycle celebrates and epitomizes freedom, danger, and adventure. When the “danger” aspect gets pushed too far, however, it leads to nearly 5,000 motorcycle fatalities a year. Whether you’re a hardcore biker or a recreational rider, here’s a few safety tips to ensure your safety on the road! Tip #1: Wear Appropriate Gear Your motorcycle isn’t ...
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  • The Dangers of Hands-Free Devices

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 9-Jul-2018

    Cell phones have become an integral part of American daily life by providing users with numerous social and technological conveniences. Unfortunately, cell phones are also responsible for 78% of all distracted driving accidents in the United States. Despite endless awareness campaigns and updated traffic laws, many drivers continue to reach for their cell phones while in the car. The Controversial ...
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  • How Do I Seek Compensation for Permanent Scarring or Disfigurement?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 24-Jan-2018

    If you were in an accident that has left you scarred or disfigured with long-lasting or permanent effects, the monetary amount of damages that you can claim can significantly increase. These types of injuries are referred to as a “residual injuries,” and because your residual injury will cause you to suffer for a long period of time, they have a high monetary value in court. ...
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  • Fatal Car Crashes: Important Information for Surviving Family Members

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 19-Jan-2018

    Car accidents are a common occurrence. Sadly, fatal accidents are fairly common as well. Although the family of a person killed in car accident will need time to grieve, it is important for them to remember that there are legal actions that can be taken to help them overcome this tragic situation. If the car accident that resulted in the death was caused by the negligence of another driver, ...
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  • When Is a Personal Injury "Catastrophic?"

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 5-Sep-2017

    As their name implies, a catastrophic injury is an injury that has particularly devastating consequences. When you suffer a catastrophic injury, it’s highly likely that your life may never return to normal, since you’ll probably have suffered permanent, debilitating damage. But what exactly makes an injury “catastrophic?” Let’s take a closer look at this designation ...
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