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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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  • Commercial Truck Accidents & Insurance Issues

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 2-Jul-2018

    A personal injury case involving an accident with a commercial semi-truck or big rig is associated with several unique issues. Due to the severity of the injuries and the substantial costs related to these types of collisions, insurance companies have a vested interest to minimize the liability of their trucking company clients. So if you are filing a trucking accident claim, you can encounter ...
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  • Can I Sue the School District for an Injury that Occurred on Campus?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 20-Jun-2018

    Injuries on school grounds are quite prevalent. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 80 percent of elementary school children visit the nurse due to injuries on campus. While some accidents are unavoidable, there are others that occur due to unsafe conditions or the actions of other students or staff members. So when an injury occurs on campus, can the ...
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  • How Contingency Fees Work

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

    When are suffer an injury in an accident caused by a negligent party, you need experienced legal representation on your side when you file a personal injury lawsuit. However, many accident victims are reluctant to hire a lawyer due to costly attorney fees. Additionally, what if you lose your case? Would you still have to pay your attorney despite not recovering any sort of compensation to even pay ...
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  • PTSD & Your Personal Injury Case

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 9-Mar-2018

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological condition as a result of a traumatic incident. While it is commonly associated with those who have served in the military, it can develop from a wide range of events, including car accidents or sexual assault. Symptoms of PTSD include flashbacks, depression, anxiety, phobias, apathy, and withdrawal from social settings. After an accident or ...
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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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