Austin TX Brain Injury Attorney
All types of accidents can cause a traumatic brain injury
When you hear “brain injury,” you might think of someone who has been in a serious accident with a tractor trailer or who has fallen while climbing and tumbled down the side of a mountain. But you do not have to be involved in a serious accident to suffer a traumatic brain injury, potentially changing your life forever. You can simply walk into a pole or get hit by a small box falling off a retail store shelf, causing a traumatic brain injury. You can even be in a minor accident and get a bad case of whiplash which causes a traumatic brain injury. Injury can be caused to the head by any activity or event which causes the brain to move inside the skull. Movement or shaking can cause brain tissue to swell and blood vessels to break, potentially damaging a major blood vessel in the brain, or causing a lack of oxygen to the brain.
Austin personal injury attorney Stephen G. Nagle fights for clients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. There does not need to be malicious intent on the part of the responsible party; simple negligence is enough to hold them responsible for what could be life-changing physical, emotional, and mental wounds caused by the accident. Attorney Nagle fights to hold negligent parties accountable.
How a traumatic brain injury can change your life
Your brain is responsible for motor functions, your ability to understand and be understood, emotional processing, and much more. How a brain injury affects your life depends on what part of the brain is affected and how severe the injury is. Effects of a brain injury can include:
- Impair your vision or cause blindness
- Dull or kill one or more of your other senses, such as the ability to smell or hear
- Impair mobility or paralyze you
- Impair memory, make it hard to acquire new memories, or remove memories entirely
- Impair language
- Cause a seizure disorder
- Create confusion, such as the inability to recognize what is real and what is not
- Contribute to mental disorders, such as paranoia, anxiety, depression, and more
- Disturb sleep
A brain injury can make it hard to do any number of things, ranging from riding a bike to the simple act of speaking. Depending on the severity of your brain injury and side effects, you could experience inconveniences that take some time adjusting to. You may find yourself unable to work, communicate, or interact with loved ones in the way you did prior to the accident. Stephen G. Nagle is an experienced Austin brain injury lawyer who believes that people who have lost so much from a brain injury as a result of another’s negligence deserve justice. He fights to obtain maximum compensation for every injured victim.
What causes a traumatic brain injury?
A blow to the head or anything that causes damage to the blood vessels or restriction of oxygen to the brain can cause a traumatic brain injury. You could be playing football with friends in the park and suffer a brain injury after you are tackled. You could be in a relatively minor fender bender in which you were rear-ended and have no other injuries, but you could have a brain injury after your body was thrown forward, causing the blood vessels in your brain to break or the tissue to swell. You could have a reaction to a medication you took, causing your airways to tighten and the oxygen being cut off to your brain.
Common causes of traumatic brain injury include:
- Car accidents
- Work-related or on-the-job accidents
- Slip and falls
- Premises liability accidents involving falling merchandise or out-of-control machinery
- Bicycle or motorcycle accidents
- Sports accidents
A concussion is the most common form of a traumatic brain injury, and can occur even from a mild injury such as a fall or bump on the head, making the head move back and forth at a fast rate. It is important to recognize the signs so you can get treatment immediately. You may feel like you have little more than a headache, but the situation may be much worse. Danger signs of a concussion can include:
- Vomiting or nausea
- Slurred speech
- Weakness or numbness
- Lack of balance or clumsiness
- A headache that intensifies and does not go away
A concussion is considered a mild brain injury, but it can have serious consequences if untreated.
If you can show your injury was caused by an accident linked to another’s negligence, you can seek compensation under the law. Austin personal injury lawyer Stephen G. Nagle works with a team of legal professionals to show fault or negligence, including forensic analysts, medical experts, eyewitnesses, and safety specialists. The firm works to get clients the maximum compensation the law allows.
Work with an experienced Austin, Texas brain injury attorney dedicated to getting results
Don’t settle for what the insurance company tells you. Let injury attorney Stephen G. Nagle and his team help protect your rights and make negligent parties pay. Call the office at (512) 480-0505 to work with an Austin injury lawyer who is committed to getting favorable results for every client, offering compassionate representation in the process. You can also use the secure online form to schedule a free consultation.