Austin Brain Injury Attorney
Fighting for injured victims since 1981
Even the things you have done a thousand times before can lead to an accident that causes you a serious, life-changing brain injury: Driving your kids to school, moving some boxes at work, shopping at a big retailer, or playing a fun game of touch football with the family on the weekend. Rarely are accidents caused by a tragic twist of circumstance. They are almost always caused by someone’s negligence, such as the driver who ran the red light, the store clerk who didn’t properly secure the inventory on a high shelf, or the employer who doesn’t provide the right safety equipment or training.
Stephen G. Nagle is an experienced Austin, Texas personal injury attorney who is committed to fighting for those who have suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of an accident at work, on the road, or elsewhere. Attorney Nagle has been protecting the rights of Austin clients since 1981. With more than 36 years of legal experience, attorney Nagle is well-positioned to help you understand your rights and protect your legal interests.
Traumatic brain injury and road accidents
Even accidents at low speeds can cause serious injuries, including brain injury. Say you are rear ended at the light – even the “light” impact will be enough to push you forward, and your head can smack against the steering wheel or your head can shake back and forth violently, causing the brain to hit the skull and blood vessels to burst. The accident can be enough to cause bleeding, bruising, or swelling, which can have serious consequences, especially if left untreated.
Of course, getting into an accident at higher speeds or getting into an accident with a larger vehicle like a tractor trailer can significantly increase the likelihood of a brain injury and the severity of the effects.
Other causes of traumatic brain injury can include:
- Accidents between vehicles and cyclists
- Motorcycle accidents
- Vehicles or cyclists hitting pedestrians
- Single-vehicle accidents involving a collision with a tree, pole, or piece of property
The cause of the accident can be driver error, poor roadway maintenance, or even mechanical failure or failure of the safety equipment. Stephen G. Nagle and his team investigate all the areas of possible negligence to show fault and help clients get the compensation they deserve under the law. Any of these accidents can cause life-changing injury, and the experienced Austin personal injury attorney helps clients get what they need to restore their quality of life as much as possible.
What workplace accidents cause traumatic brain injury?
Even if you work in a seemingly “safe” environment with little more than gray cubicles and filing cabinets, you are still at risk of an accident that could cause a traumatic brain injury. For example, you could go into the storage room to get more paper for the printer, and a box could fall off the shelf and on your head because it was improperly stored or because the shelf was not hung correctly. You could go to get a cup of coffee and get shocked by the machine due to improper wiring, causing you to be without oxygen for long enough to cause some damage to the brain.
There are many other ways traumatic brain injuries can happen in the workplace. Some examples include:
- Slip and fall on icy pavement or unmarked wet floors
- Performing work without the necessary safety equipment or training
- Accidents involving heavy machinery or tools
- Falling objects, such as furniture or boxes of inventory
- Electrocution due to faulty wiring
Your employer may be responsible for these accidents because it did not provide the right training, the right safety equipment, or the right warning signs. Austin personal injury attorney Stephen G. Nagle and his team will fight to show how your employer was negligent and sue to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries, including medical care, lost wages, and more. The firm works with eyewitnesses, forensic experts, medical experts, and more to make the strongest case possible on your behalf.
Protect your rights by hiring a trusted Austin brain injury attorney
Accidents are rarely true accidents; they are almost always the result of someone’s poor decisions or gross negligence. Call the office of Stephen G. Nagle, skilled Austin brain injury attorney, at (512) 480-0505 to learn more about your rights and what you can do to protect your financial future after a serious injury. If you prefer, you can use the secure online form to schedule a free consultation.