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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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  • 3 Tips to Avoid Driving Fatigue

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 29-Aug-2018

    While campaigns against drunk driving and distracted driving get a lot of media focus, there is very little awareness about the consequences of driving while exhausted. Texas habitually leads the nation in many bad driving habits, including, unfortunately, drowsy driving. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), fatigued drivers are annually responsible for ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Do Drivers Need Stronger Cell Phone Laws in Texas?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 16-May-2016

    While smartphones were once reserved for the financially elite, the Pew Research Center reported that they are now owned by more than 64 percent of American adults. Many people in Texas and across the country depend on these high-functioning cell phones to keep them connected. In addition to making calls, smartphones allow people to text, search the internet, compose and check email, play games, ...
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  • 70% of People Favor Higher Premiums for Distracted Drivers

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 10-May-2016

    Survey Reveals that Most Would Penalize Distracted Drivers We've all heard the horrors that using cell phones and other mobile devices while driving can cause for other motorists. However, many drivers in Texas and across the nation will not put down their mobile devices. As a result, one might think that most drivers would be in favor of liberal cell phone use behind the wheel; however, in ...
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  • April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm || 31-Mar-2016

    April has been designated Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which gives us all a great opportunity to become more aware of unsafe activities behind the wheel and how to prevent car accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the use of cell phones, GPS systems, and other electronic devices while driving is a serious safety concern that injures and kills ...
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  • Do Commercial Trucks and Buses Have Separate Texting Rules?

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 9-Jul-2015

    Texas has no single law barring the use of cellphones in vehicles, although many communities prohibit texting while driving. Austin was the first city in our state to pass a no texting ordinance in 2009 and dozens of cities have followed suit. Interstate truck and bus drivers are bound by cellphone and texting rules created by federal agencies and enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety ...
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  • Sleep Is the Topic of the Week in Austin and Nationwide

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 8-Mar-2013

    Have you ever been driving down I-35 and don't exactly remember the last few miles? Have you ever experienced that feeling when you close your eyes for a second but you wonder how long you were out? Have you ever been asked a question and taken a couple seconds to respond with a simple answer? You were probably sleepy at the time. This week is National Sleep Awareness Week, running from March ...
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  • Will a Ban on Texting While Driving in Texas Save Lives?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 31-Jan-2013

    Many people think they are experts at multi-tasking while driving. Too often a driver thinks nothing of texting while driving - after all, they may have done it a thousand times before without incident. The problem is it only takes one time for a serious car accident to change your or someone else's life in an instant. Just ask the mother of a young girl who lost control of her pickup truck ...
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