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  • Social Media & the Insurance Company

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

    Social media has become an essential facet of our day-to-day lives. We utilize this powerful technology to express ourselves on a virtual platform. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – these social networking services let us post our daily activities, contact friends, reconnect with family members, and even stay updated on current world events. But the content and pictures you share online can ...
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  • Responding to a Low Settlement Offer

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

    There are many medical complications and financial repercussions associated with a serious accident injury. If you’ve been injured by a negligent party, you may be able to secure damages that account for your current and projected medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, an insurance company may be obligated to provide restitution per the ...
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  • Why You Need to See a Doctor After a Car Accident

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 11-Jan-2019

    Statistically, every single person in the United States will be involved in a car collision at least once in their lives. Whether it’s a rear-end bump or a five-car pileup, a car accident can be a painful and overwhelming experience. Even so, there are a few specific steps you need to take after an accident if you want to protect your personal injury claim. For example, it’s imperative ...
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  • Senate Proposes "Hands-Free" Cell Phone Law

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 7-Jan-2019

    The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) claims that distracted driving is responsible for over 100,000 motor vehicle collisions each year – and that’s just in Texas! Despite annual awareness campaigns and increasing legislative measures, Texans just can’t seem to keep their eyes on the road and off their cell phone screens. In fairness, this is a national epidemic and not ...
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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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  • 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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  • The Dangers of Prilosec

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 21-Nov-2018

    Prilosec is a proton pump inhibitor that is often prescribed to treat severe stomach acid-related conditions. When a patient has too much stomach acid, it can flow into the esophagus and cause severe medical complications. Prilosec treats this condition by shutting down the pumps that produce stomach acid. The problem is that patients also use Prilosec to treat occasional heartburn. In 2003, the ...
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  • Treating Thanksgiving Burn Injuries

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 16-Nov-2018

    The current cultural narrative of Thanksgiving paints a beautiful picture of families gathering together to feast and celebrate their blessings. However, it’s easy for an accident to happen when frantic families are hustling to cook a hearty meal. In fact, countless families race to local emergency rooms each year because of holiday-related burn injuries. According to the National Fire ...
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  • Car Accidents & Texas' Modified Comparative Fault Rule

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 1-Nov-2018

    If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may be interested in filing a claim and pursuing damages that ease your injury-related financial burdens. After all, a beneficial settlement or verdict can award compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, rehabilitative services, and other non-economic damages. However, it may be difficult for you to maximize your claim ...
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  • 4 Common Car Accident Myths to Ignore

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 28-Oct-2018

    Statistically, every single person in the United States will be involved in a car collision at least once in their lives. Despite this staggering estimate, most people are genuinely unprepared for the reality of a car accident. Car accidents can be startling events, and even the most composed person may have trouble navigating the aftermath. The various myths surrounding car accidents and personal ...
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  • Settlement vs. Trial: Which Is Right for You?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 17-Oct-2018

    Legal issues. Nobody wants to deal with them, but they’re often inevitable following a negligence-related car accident that leads to serious injuries. This makes it imperative for injured parties to understand what their options are. In any car accident case, there may be a chance for settlement or trial. Knowing how these two work and the differences can help you and your lawyer decide ...
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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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  • What's the Difference Between a Statute of Limitations & a Statute of Repose?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 5-Oct-2018

    As legal terms, “personal injury,” “medical malpractice,” and “product liability” encompass a wide range of physical, psychological, and emotional injuries that are intentionally or inadvertently perpetrated by a negligent party. Before injured plaintiffs can file their claims, they must first reach out to an experienced attorney who can determine if their case ...
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  • 3 Behaviors that Contribute to Work Zone Accidents

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 30-Sep-2018

    Despite significant efforts made by the highway industry and various government agencies, the number of work zone accidents increases each year. In fact, Texas consistently ranks as one of the top states for the highest number of annual construction zone fatalities. People commonly injured in work zone accidents include: Car and truck drivers Pedestrians Bicyclists Motorcyclists Construction ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How You Can Protect Your Case

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 24-Aug-2018

    For victims of car accidents, the moments following a crash can be confusing. Unfortunately, it’s during this time that many individuals fail to realize that they’re making certain mistakes that can be damaging to their claim for compensation. Below, our Austin car accident attorneys explain some of the common mistakes individuals make following a car accident. Make sure you’re ...
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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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  • The Montreal Convention & Airline Liability

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 16-Aug-2018

    Statistically, traveling by airplane is the safest method of transportation available. In fact, there has even been a notable decline in the number of airplane accidents that occur annually. This is due, in part, to airline companies utilizing state-of-the-art and strictly enforcing standard safety practices. However, when a fatal accident does occur, it usually results in catastrophic injuries ...
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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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  • The NFL, Concussions & Lawsuits

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 23-Jul-2018

    On December 12, 2016, the Supreme Court rejected cleared the way for payouts of the $1 billion plan by the NFL to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players, starting with those to those who have been diagnosed with brain injuries linked to repeated concussions. Initially filed in 2011, the class-action lawsuit was originally settled in 2013 for $765 million; however, the ...
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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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