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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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  • 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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  • Hotel Pool Accidents & Texas' Premises Liability Laws

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

    Summer is that special time of year when families plan fun and exciting vacations to escape the heat and humdrum of daily living. In just a few months, Texas residents will be sweltering in 100°F weather and dreaming of a sweet poolside getaway. Depending on the traveler, this could mean absconding to Hawaii’s gorgeous beaches, exploring an east coast cityscape, or taking the family to a ...
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  • April is HIE Awareness Month

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

    What Is HIE? Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) is a type of brain injury that affects 20% of all babies born in the United States. This brain disfunction is caused when an injury or act of medical negligence prevents oxygen from reaching the baby’s brain. Symptoms of HIE include: Low or absent heart rate Irregular breathing Skin discoloration (white or blue) Acidosis Seizures Depressed ...
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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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  • Slip & Fall Injuries: What's the Big Deal?

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

    A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere and at any time. Tripping or slipping may not seem like a big deal at first glance, but there are several moderate and even catastrophic injuries associated with slip and fall accidents. As such, public property owners and employers have a legal responsibility to maintain a safe environment for any guests, residents, and workers. When this obligation ...
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  • The 12 Injuries of Christmas

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 11-Dec-2018

    Each Christmas, families gather together to open presents and enjoy a delicious meal. While the Christmas spirit is associated with pleasant and merry connotations, there is, unfortunately, a reason emergency rooms remain a popular Christmas destination. To help you avoid any preventable hospital visits, our Austin personal injury lawyers have created a list of 12 common (and avoidable!) ...
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  • Christmas Toys & Product Liability Lawsuits

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 7-Dec-2018

    Over the years, families tend to invent and enjoy unique Christmas traditions and customs. For example, some families enjoy holiday movie marathons, playing board games, baking sweets, or decorating the Christmas tree. But one element of this holiday is true for every parent: there is no greater joy than watching your child’s happiness as they open presents on Christmas morning. But what ...
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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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  • Recognizing the Signs of Day Care Negligence & Child Abuse

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 13-Sep-2018

    The reality of child negligence and abuse is a parent’s worst nightmare. Unfortunately, it seems like news reports nationwide are consistently reporting about various child care facilities and employees that are being charged with a wide range of child abuse crimes. To protect your child, it’s important to recognize the signs and symptoms associated with negligence and abuse. The Signs ...
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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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  • 3 Playground Hazards to Avoid

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 31-Jul-2018

    For children, playgrounds are entertainment havens meant for adventure and recreation. Now that it’s summer, playgrounds are the place to be for energetic kids and their attentive parents. However, while playgrounds are built with good intentions, poor maintenance and a general lack of injury-prevention resources have turned these miniature adventure parks into high-risk danger zones. ...
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  • Daycare Injuries: How to Prove Negligent Supervision

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 2-Jan-2018

    When you drop your child off at their daycare provider, you assume that their wellbeing will be the facility’s number one priority. However, accidents do happen and your child can end up suffering an avoidable injury. When their injury is caused by the negligent actions of the daycare provider or staff, you are entitled to compensation. In this blog, we talk about how to prove a negligent ...
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  • Defective Baby Products to Avoid

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 19-Jul-2017

    Baby stores sell hundreds of different baby products every day in the United States. However, not all of them are useful. Some can even pose a threat to the safety and health of infants and toddlers. While the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) monitors the use of baby products and bans certain products that cause a significant number of injuries to children, it is important to take ...
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  • How to Prevent School Zone Accidents

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 8-Jun-2017

    School zones are high-traffic areas where children may be present at any time. When passing through a school zone, drivers are legally obligated to slow down and exercise due caution in order to protect pedestrians. They are also obligated to heed any “STOP” or “YIELD” signs that are either posted, held by crossing guards, or activated on the sides of school buses. This ...
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  • Children's Sunscreen Recalled

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 2-Oct-2013

    Texas residents who buy sunscreen for children or babies should be sure that they are not using a recalled lotion produced by the W.S. Badger Co. Inc. The company produces organic and natural body care products, including sunscreen. They have recently recalled a single lot of their 4-ounce SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen lotion and all lots of their 4-ounce SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion because the company ...
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  • Ikea Recalls Children's Beds in North America

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 22-Aug-2013

    Parents in Texas might be interested to hear that Ikea, the world's largest furniture manufacturer, has recalled two models of its beds for juniors. The recall was issued for beds that were sold in the United States as well as in Canada. The beds were recalled because of a possibility of them breaking and causing children to get cut. As of yet, no injuries have been reported from the beds, but ...
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  • Laser Toys May Harm Children's Eyesight

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 13-Aug-2013

    Texas parents should pay attention to a recent statement released by the FDA concerning the safety of laser toys marketed towards children. The statement claims that the concentrated light can deteriorate eyesight or even cause blindness. It's important for all parents to pay attention to these lasers and other defective products that can harm their children or others. The FDA is particularly ...
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