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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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  • Elements of a Wrongful Death Claim: What You Need to Know

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 12-Jan-2018

    Wrongful death claims cover all sorts of fatal accidents, such as car accidents and medical malpractice. Wrongful death claims can also be filed over product liability issues for defective products or medical devices that cause or contribute to the death of a person. People, companies, and governmental agencies can all be found at fault for a wrongful death if their actions or internal practices ...
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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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  • Workers' Compensation vs. Personal Injury Claims

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 28-Nov-2017

    When you’re injured at work, you’re probably thinking of filing a workers’ compensation claim to pay for your medical bills and lost wages, however, this isn’t your only option for financial recovery. While you do not have to establish fault in a workers’ compensation case, you can receive additional benefits through a personal injury lawsuit, as long as you establish ...
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  • How Long Do I Have to File an Injury Lawsuit in Texas?

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

    Every personal injury claim is subject to strict time limits, known as statute of limitations. While you may be in serious pain and having difficulty gathering your thoughts, it’s important to know how long you have to file an injury lawsuit before it’s too late. In Texas, the statute of limitations on filing a personal injury claim is 2 years. For example, if you are injured in a car ...
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  • Do I Need an Attorney for a Non-Traumatic Brain Injury?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 9-Nov-2017

    Don’t let the name fool you; a non-traumatic brain injury can be just as damaging as a traumatic brain injury. The only difference between the two brain injuries is how they occur. While a traumatic brain injury is caused by a blow or injury sustained to the head, a non-traumatic injury occurs as the result of an internal problem, which are usually linked to medical malpractice. Regardless ...
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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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  • Can I File a Personal Injury Claim for Negligent Security?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 29-Aug-2017

    Wherever you are, whether at home, at a restaurant, a friend’s house, or the gym, it is natural to want to feel safe and secure. Unfortunately, if a property does not maintain adequate security features, you might be at risk. If you were injured as the result of negligent or lacking security, you may have a personal injury claim. Common issues with inadequate security include: Security ...
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  • Auto Defects & Car Accident Claims

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 12-Aug-2017

    Not all car accidents are caused by reckless drivers. Sometimes, car accidents are the result of factors beyond the control of the driver, such as when defective brakes unexpectedly fail or when a faulty ignition switch turns off the vehicle while the engine is operating. Vehicle defects can also cause serious harm after an accident, such as when an integral safety feature fails to protect the ...
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  • 5 Summer Safety Tips to Help Avoid Boating Accidents

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

    From enjoying the thrill of water sports to soaking up some sun on a cruise through the harbor, boating is a great way to relax and unwind during summer. Personal yachts, dinghies, cuddy cabin boats, and runabouts provide a variety of fun experiences to boaters of all ages. Whether you go out on a lake or take a trip out to sea, the threat of boating accidents is still the same. In order to stay ...
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  • Seeking Compensation for Emotional Trauma

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 27-Jun-2017

    When someone is involved in an accident that someone else caused, it is natural to want to hold the at-fault person accountable for their carelessness. No one should be expected to pay their own bills for an accident that never should have happened in the first place. Filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit can help a victim recover compensation for economic damages like costs of medical care, ...
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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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  • Types of Accidents That Might Be a Property Owner's Fault

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 24-May-2017

    When an accident occurs on someone else’s property, resulting in injuries, the property owner might be at fault, resulting in a premises liability claim. Premises liability cases fall under the umbrella of personal injury and, like most personal injury lawsuits, often involves negligence. Just because you were injured on someone else’s property, does not necessarily mean the owner is ...
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  • Calculating Damages in Personal Injury Claims

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 10-May-2017

    While there is no set amount or universally accepted formula used to calculate the damages awarded in a personal injury claim, there are some guidelines available to provide injured victims an idea of what an acceptable offer of compensation might look like. One of the more common formulas involves a multiplier that is determined by the severity of your injuries, which is multiplied by medical ...
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  • What to Do If Your Child Gets Hurt and You Want to Sue

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 3-Apr-2017

    For parents, the health and safety of their children is their top priority. Every day, thousands of parents entrust the well-being of their children to daycare centers and schools, temporarily relinquishing custody to those whom they believe will protect them from harm and care for them as their own. However, children are not always safe in the care of others and negligence may result in injuries. ...
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  • The Texas "One Bite Rule" and Your Rights

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 14-Mar-2017

    Texas provides legal protections to victims of dog bites and attacks in order to ensure dog owners are held accountable and that victims have the opportunity to recover compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. Under Texas law, there are several protections for dog bite victims, including rules of negligence committed by dog owners who violate animal control ...
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  • Are Pedestrians Ever Responsible for their Injuries?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 7-Mar-2017

    Pedestrian accidents are some of the most devastating traffic accidents on our roads. Because pedestrians have virtually no protection against motor vehicles, victims commonly suffer severe injuries, especially when high speeds are involved. Fortunately, personal injury law affords victims the right to hold the party responsible for causing their accident liable for their damages, including ...
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  • Can You Spot the Symptoms of Mild TBI?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 1-Mar-2017

    Traumatic brain injuries are notorious for their unpredictable nature and for the tremendous impact they can have on the lives of victims and their loved ones. While brain injuries can range in severity in much the same way as other types of injuries, all types of head trauma have the potential to disrupt daily life, require long recoveries, and raise concerns about the future risks of victims. ...
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  • 5 Ways to Strengthen Your Premises Liability Case

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 27-Feb-2017

    The majority of premises liability claims settle, as opposed to going to trial. However, the actual amount of the settlement depends on a variety of factors. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to strengthen your case and improve your position in negotiations. The following are five helpful suggestions that should help you work toward obtaining the most favorable outcome possible. #1: Prove ...
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  • Boat Accident on Lake Austin? Here's What To Do!

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

    Texas is home to various bodies of water, including inland freshwater rivers and lakes, as well as the entire southern gulf coastline. The state ranks 6 th in the nation for most registered and owned water-crafts, with approximately 600,000 registered boats. Unfortunately, thousands of boating accidents occur every year. Many of these at-fault operators lack experience, drive in a reckless and ...
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  • How Bicycle Friendly Is Austin? Tips for Cyclists

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 27-Dec-2016

    Despite Austin’s gold level status, which was designated by the League of American Bicyclists, many residents believe that it is not quite so deserving of that distinction. In 2012, the Austin American-Statesman reported that Austin has a hit-and-run rate that is 50% higher than the national average. In 2014, Austin ranked 159 out of 200 cities for driver safety, based on the number of ...
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  • Summertime Injury Prevention Tips

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 14-Jul-2016

    Summer is a great time for kids to participate in various indoor and outdoor activities, but they should be supervised at all times to ensure their safety. Emergency room visits increase in the summertime, especially for children. In fact, nearly half of all unintentional injury-related fatalities in the U.S. among children younger than 14 occur during the three summer months. If your kids are ...
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  • Summer Boating Safety Tips

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 7-Jul-2016

    Summer is here, which means that Texas lakes will be full of boaters and operators of personal watercraft. While boating is a great way to relax and have fun, accidents can happen. In fact, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, 2014 saw 610 boating fatalities and 2,678 reported injuries. Many of these accidents could have been prevented by precautionary measures. We at The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC care ...
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  • Can Bikers Be Denied Compensation for Not Wearing a Helmet?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 20-May-2016

    Motorcyclists are at a higher risk for serious injury or death than their counterparts when involved in an auto accident. Severe head trauma, back or neck injuries and more are all too common results of collisions between motorcycles and cars. In 2012, nearly 14% of fatalities in Texas motor vehicle collisions were motorcyclists. Whether or not a biker is wearing a helmet at the time of a crash ...
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  • The Truth About Work-Injury Coverage in Texas

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 18-May-2016

    Santiago Arias’ Struggle to Recover Benefits Santiago Arias lives in Mexico City after stints as an undocumented worker in Texas. In the first he lost a finger; in the second an eye; and in the third, a construction accident at a demolition site left him paralyzed. He fell 20 feet through a concrete rooftop that he and others were dismantling by hand while standing on the weakened roof ...
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