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  • How to Prepare for Your Consultation With an Accident Attorney

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 19-Nov-2019

    Working with an attorney may be the last thing you think you have time for following an accident. From dealing with medical bills to having conversations with insurance adjusters, the thought of working with an attorney may seem like additional stress that you don’t need. However, understanding what you can expect from your consultation, and what information you need to bring will help ease ...
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  • Are Theme Park "Fright Nights" Safe?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 30-Oct-2019

    Halloween is one of the most exciting and spooktacular events the year – and it is an event. Although October 31 is All Hallows Eve, the spooky night when costumed youngsters prowl the streets for tricks and treats, the spirit of Halloween encompasses the month, and Texas theme parks are happy to capitalize on the fun. Haunted houses, dark mazes, monster concerts, zombie runs, and more ...
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  • The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC Observes National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, Part 1

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 12-Sep-2019

    SCI in the United States Spinal cord injuries (SCI) are a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. According to data collected by the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCSC), there are approximately 249,000 to 363,000 Americans currently living with SCI-related injuries and disabilities, and about 17,320 new cases reported each year. The National Institute of ...
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  • AAA Report Claims In-Vehicle Technology Distracts Older Drivers

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 29-Aug-2019

    Motor vehicle collisions are one of the leading causes of injury and death in the United States. Despite ongoing advancements in vehicle safety technology, there hasn’t been a noticeable decrease in the number of car accident fatalities in this country. Last year, there were at least 40,000 roadway deaths, only a 1% decrease from 2017 (40,231 deaths). The National Safety Council contributes ...
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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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  • Dog Bites: The Danger of Emotional Support Animals on Flights

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 12-Aug-2019

    What Is an Emotional Support Animal? In the last few years, there has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding the concept of Emotional Support Animals (ESA). An ESA is essentially a pet – dog, cat, peacock, alligator, etc. – that serves as a constant companion to people with emotional and mental disabilities. To legally qualify for an ESA, a candidate needs to be certified as ...
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  • Types of Paralysis

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 6-Aug-2019

    When the word “paralysis” comes up, many people immediately think spinal cord injury. While spinal cord injuries are the leading cause of paralysis in the United States, there are countless injuries that may lead to paralysis. So, to keep things simple, paralysis is broken down into four categories based on the part of the body that is impacted. Monoplegia Mono is a prefix meaning one, ...
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  • Can a Bicyclist Be at Fault for an Accident?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 30-Jul-2019

    When a bicyclist is harmed in a motor vehicle collision, most people automatically assume that a “negligent” motorist will be held responsible for the accident and any costs associated with the victim’s injuries. After all, bicyclists face higher levels of risk on the road, and drivers legally owe them a duty of care. However, what many people don’t realize is that this ...
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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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  • Paralysis: Life at What Cost?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 23-Jul-2019

    Studies show that spinal cord injuries are the leading cause of paralysis in the United States. With close to 1 in 50 people in the US living with paralysis, and nearly 13,000 new spinal cord injuries reported each year, it’s important to understand how this life-long disability individual’s lives, both financially and physically. Financial Costs of Paralysis There are an estimated ...
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  • What Evidence Do I Need to Collect After a Car Accident?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 16-Jul-2019

    Surviving any type of car accident can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. Unfortunately, most at-fault drivers won’t take the high road after causing a collision. If anything, they may try to escape liability by tricking their victims into making a statement or apology that jeopardizes their claim. To protect yourself from the machinations of a negligent driver and their insurer, ...
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  • Does My Case Have to Go to Court?

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

    If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by a negligent person, corporation, or government entity, you may have grounds to pursue damages by filing a personal injury claim. Depending on the circumstances of the accident (and the generosity of the defendant’s insurance company), you may find yourself having to weigh the pros and cons of going to trial. Of course, we all lead busy ...
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  • Filing a Claim After Surviving a Car Accident Involving a Police Vehicle

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 27-Jun-2019

    Police officers in Texas serve their respective communities by preventing crime and enforcing state laws. However, it’s not unusual to see a uniformed officer abusing their position by practicing dangerous driving habits, such as speeding, making illegal turns, and even participating in distracted driving behaviors. Of course, sometimes law enforcement officials are pressured or encouraged ...
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  • Understanding Texas' Good Samaritan Law

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

    The term “good Samaritan” originates from the Parable of the Good Samaritan, a famous allegory included in the Christian Gospel of Luke. Over the centuries, this designation has been repurposed into a common metaphor that describes any charitable, helpful, or selfless individual. For example, a good Samaritan can be a person who helps a stranger change a flat tire or habitually donates ...
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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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  • OSHA's 4 Fatal Construction Accidents

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 10-Jun-2019

    The Occupational and Health Administration (OSHA) has operated under a single mission statement since its inception on April 28, 1971: “to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and providing training, outreach, education and assistance.” In the last 48 years, the workplace fatality rate has dropped 62% , and ...
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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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  • Construction Accidents, Non-Subscriber Cases & Third-Party Liability Claims

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 3-May-2019

    Construction zones are incredibly dangerous to both workers and casual passersby. In fact, according to OSHA, there are approximately 14 construction-related deaths in the United States each day. The construction industry’s “Fatal Four” – falls, being struck by objects, electrocutions, and caught-in/between objects and structures – are reportedly responsible for over ...
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  • Lawmakers Introduce Bills that Target Annual Traffic Fatality Rates

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 30-Apr-2019

    Last April, the Texas Department of Transportation released a report analyzing specific “crash facts” from 2017. According to their research, at least one Texan is killed in a traffic collision every 2 hours and 21 minutes. Sadly – but unsurprisingly, our state consistently leads the nation in having the highest number of traffic fatalities each year – in 2017, that number ...
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  • Workers' Compensation & the Dangers of Returning to Work Early

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 22-Apr-2019

    A serious job-related injury can keep an employee out of work for weeks or months. Unfortunately, employers aren’t above disputing workers’ compensation claims just to safeguard their insurance premiums. Some employers will even manipulate or intimidate their workers just to get them back in the office sooner. If you’ve been injured in a work-related accident, it’s critical ...
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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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  • Social Media and Your Personal Injury Case

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 8-Apr-2019

    For many, social media has become a primary form of communication and the main source of news. In this digital era we live in, it comes as common knowledge that once something is posted online, it typically stays there forever. Something that many people don’t know is how large of an impact social media may have on their personal injury case. While you’re in the process of going ...
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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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  • Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 6-Mar-2019

    What Is a Brain Injury? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) consider traumatic brain injuries (TBI) one of the most serious public health problems in the United States. Each year, over 2.5 million Americans sustain mild to severe head injuries that disrupt the normal function of the brain. These injuries frequently result from traffic collisions, sports accidents, terrible falls, ...
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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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