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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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  • Attorney Stephen Stewart Interviewed by Fox 7 Austin and KVUE for Jingle Bell 5K

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 9-Dec-2019

    This upcoming Sunday, December 8 th, The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC is excited to announce that it will be sponsoring the 24 th Annual Austin Jingle Bell 5K run! Open to competitive runners, walkers, and kids alike, the Jingle Bell 5K is an annual Austin tradition that brings needed attention to the issue of holiday drunk driving. Profits for the event will all go to Mothers Against Drunk Driving ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC Sponsors the Austin Jingle Bell 5K

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 6-Dec-2017

    Our firm loves to get involved in the community, and we are proud to continue our support of the Austin Jingle Bell 5k in 2017 is a contributing sponsor. The Jingle Bell 5k supports the well-known organization, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in its efforts to raise awareness and funds to help those impacted by drunk drivers and to prevent future incidents. This annual holiday run is for ...
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  • Information for Drunk Driving Accident Victims

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 4-Dec-2017

    Drunk driving causes thousands of accidents and hundreds of thousands of injuries every year. If you have been unfortunate enough to be one of those victims, you may be wondering what options you have available to you when it comes to getting help with the treatment you need and recovering the damages you have sustained. Look no further—on this blog we’ll go over the basic things you ...
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  • Truck Driver DUI: The True Scope of the Problem

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 17-May-2017

    Drunk driving continues to be a major problem in general, amongst drivers of all ages and vehicle types, but it can be especially dangerous when that vehicle is a commercial truck. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2013, there were 464 fatal truck accidents in the state, with 355 of them in rural areas and 109 in urban areas. Nationwide, the fatality number is even more ...
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  • Texas Drunk Driving Accident Statistics

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 9-Dec-2016

    According to the Texas Department of Transportation, someone is killed in a Texas car wreck involving alcohol every 20 minutes. This statistic is especially tragic considering that drunk driving accidents are 100% preventable. Although it is illegal to drive with a BAC over.08%, careless people still do it all the time. The result is thousands of serious injuries and wrongful deaths that should ...
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  • Beware of Drunk Drivers This Holiday Season

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 21-Nov-2015

    How to Stay Safe This Holiday Season With Thanksgiving marking the traditional start of the busy holiday period that will run until the end of December, families in Austin and throughout Texas are gearing up to enjoy the festive season. While nobody should be discouraged from enjoying the holiday cheer, it is important for people not to forget some important safety tips while on the road this ...
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  • Suspected DUI Crash in Texas Kills 1, Injures 2

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 5-Jan-2015

    Police arrested a suspected drunk driver for his involvement in a Dec. 24 accident in Houston that killed his passenger. The accident injured two people in another vehicle as well. The driver faces two intoxicated assault charges as the result of his intoxicated condition at the time of the accident. According to reports, the collision happened early in the morning on East Crosstimbers. The ...
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  • Man Drives Wrong Way on I-10, Kills Another Driver

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 30-Dec-2014

    A driver on the highways of Texas was accused of causing a car accident after going the wrong way on Dec. 23. Reports indicate that his blood alcohol level in excess of the legal limit at the time of the collision. The collision happened around 1 a.m. on I-10, which is also known as the East Freeway. A 27-year-old man had been driving a Black Chrysler 300 when he got on the westbound lanes of the ...
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  • Suspected Drunk-Driving Accident in Texas Kills 2, Injures 2

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 17-Nov-2014

    Two women were killed in an Arlington car accident on Nov. 9, authorities stated. According to the Arlington Police Department, the wreck, which also injured two individuals, might have been caused by a drunk driver. The event occurred at about 2 a.m. at the intersection of Matlock Road and the Interstate 20 service road. A westbound Chevrolet Malibu carrying four people entered the intersection ...
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  • Texas Teen Injured by Drunk Driver Receives Large Settlement

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 16-May-2014

    A 17-year-old boy who was left paralyzed after being involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident will receive a settlement worth just under $3 million. The case received national attention after the lawyer for the then-16-year-old boy who caused the accident used an "affluenza" defense to explain his client's actions. The accident happened when the 16-year-old boy was driving a pickup ...
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  • Woman Dead After Texas Drunk Driving Accident

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 15-Apr-2014

    A backseat passenger was killed in an accident after a drunk driver slammed into the back of the car in which she was sitting. Police investigators reported that four people were riding in a Lexus on North Sam Houston Boulevard in Texas April 13 when the hood of the car popped open. The driver reportedly pulled over and turned on her flashers in order to secure the hood, which had been held down ...
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  • Texas Teenager Charged with Intoxicated Manslaughter

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

    A Texas teenager is charged with intoxicated manslaughter after a car accident that took the life of one of his passengers and seriously injured the other. The fatal car crash took place on July 28, 2013 in the 9700 block of West Bellfort around 3:00 a.m. According to Houston police officers, the teenager was driving under the influence of alcohol. The teenager was driving his Nissan Maxima at a ...
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  • Drunk Driver Kills Texas Man in Highway 260 Collision

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 11-Jun-2013

    On June 6 at approximately 3:40 p.m., a 51-year-old Cedar Park man was driving westbound on Highway 290 between McDade and Elgin when his vehicle was clipped. His truck skidded sideways on impact and rolled several times. The driver was killed in the car accident. It was initially stated that the driver of the other vehicle, a Hyundai, was distracted. However, after the fatal accident, the ...
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  • Texas Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 7-Jun-2013

    A 22-year-old Texas man was sentenced to 18 years in prison in connection with a fatal accident that caused the death of an off-duty police officer. The 22-year-old earlier pleaded guilty to a single count of intoxication manslaughter. During the sentencing, the man admitted to drinking seven beers, inhaling methamphetamine and smoking marijuana less than 24 hours before crashing into the off-duty ...
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  • 'Our Goal Is Zero Deaths' Says NTSB in.05 BAC Recommendation

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 16-May-2013

    Drunk driving accidents are some of the most horrific accidents that occur, many of which end with deadly results. To help reduce the risk of fatal alcohol-related accidents, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) believes that deterrence is a solution. On Tuesday afternoon, NTSB officials asked states to lower their legal blood alcohol concentration limits from.08 -- as it is in Texas -- ...
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