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Austin Personal Injury Attorney
Statutes of limitations limit the time period in which you can report claims or file certain lawsuits.  If you or a loved one has suffered harm from the wrongful acts of others, we urge you to contact an attorney at our law firm as soon as possible.
Personal injury law covers damage to an individual, his or her property, their rights, or their reputation.  Our law firm has represented victims of car accidents, medical malpractice, drunk driver accidents, dog bites, construction and work accidents, birth injuries, slip and fall accidents, and others.  We are prepared to handle all areas of injury cases.  We understand that once you suffer harm from the negligence of another person, the situation can become completely overwhelming.  Our law firm fights for our clients and fights for the justice they deserve. When you’re with Metcalfe Law, we’re not compensated until you are. Call us for a free and confidential consultation.

Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur with a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that causes a disruption to the brain’s normal functioning.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports an average of 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries a year, and approximately 80,000 to 90,000 people suffer permanent disabilities from these.  Car accidents and slip and fall accidents account for almost half of all TBI cases each year, but they can also occur through medical malpractice, construction site accidents, motorcycle accidents, or an auto injury.  Contact an Austin-based attorney at Metcalfe Law for a free and confidential consultation about a possible TBI case.    

Wrongful Death
Immediately after the death of a loved one, the last thing that you probably want to do is contact a lawyer.  But in this unfortunate time, in order to help protect evidence and to maintain your rights, you must contact an experienced attorney.  At the Austin law office of Metcalfe Law, we understand the challenges that you and your family are going through, and we want to be there for you so that you can take care of yourself and your family.  Although car accidents and truck accidents are the primary causes of a wrongful death, cases have also been made as a result of medical malpractice, auto defects, drunk driver accidents, or a work injury, such as a construction site accident.  In Texas, damages that are recoverable in a wrongful death claim include damages for mental anguish, loss of companionship, loss of income, expected loss of services, protection, care and assistance, death and burial expenses, medical expenses, loss of benefits, pain and suffering, etc.  Contact an Austin attorney at Metcalfe Law for a free and confidential consultation about a possible wrongful death case. 

Spinal Cord Injury
There are approximately 11,000 new spinal cord injury reports every year.  More often than not, they are caused by an auto injury, but cases are often found with individuals suffering an injury from slip and fall accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, and traumatic acts of violence.  These injuries can result in full or partial paralysis.  If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury, you may be entitled to compensation for the injury and for pain and suffering.  Whether or not your injury involves paraplegia, quadriplegia, or permanent disability, contact an attorney at Metcalfe Law in Austin for a free and confidential consultation. 

Construction and Work Accidents
Among the most severe of work injuries, construction site accidents can often have life-changing consequences due to the dangerous nature of the construction industry itself.  Dangerous equipment, heights, incomplete structures and hazardous materials are only a handful of the risks involved.  Cases from construction and work accidents include labor law or OSHA violations, burns, broken bones, illnesses from chemical exposure, head injuries from fallen objects and falls, and others.  If you or a loved one has suffered an injury on a building site, or from another work injury that involved an employer’s oversight, contact an attorney at Metcalfe Law for a free and confidential consultation.

Auto Injury
     We handle various types of cases of automotive injuries, including truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, drunk driver accidents, and injuries resulting from auto defects.  There are approximately 3.2 million people injured from these accidents every year in the U.S, and they are the cause of approximately 42,000 deaths.  Spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, head injuries, and other non-fatal injuries can also leave people and their families with severe, life-changing consequences.  Auto defects can include manufacturing defects, design defects, and a failure to warn.  If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a vehicle or motorcycle accident as a result of another driver’s negligence, an unsafe vehicle, or an unsafe road or highway, contact an attorney at Metcalfe Law for a free and confidential consultation.       

Birth Injury
In cases of a birth injury, parents and loved ones want to know what really happened.  Our law firm fights for the answers to those questions.  If your child has suffered a serious injury or a lifetime disability during birth, contacting an attorney may be the best way to find out what really happened and who is responsible.  Contact an attorney at Metcalfe Law for a free and confidential consultation. 

Dog Bites
The most recent official survey conducted more than a decade ago, determined there were over four million dog bite victims annually in the United States.  A more recent study showed that 1,000 Americans per day require medical attention in emergency rooms because of dog bites.  In 2007, thirty-three people died as a result of a dog bite in the United States.  Most of the victims requiring medical care were children.  If you are a victim, you have legal rights to recover monetary damages to compensate you for your injuries.  Contact an Austin attorney at Metcalfe Law for a free and confidential consultation.