Recovering from a Brain Injury After a Motorcycle Accident

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If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident in Austin and suffered a traumatic brain injury, recovery following the accident can take on many different forms. No two people recover in the same way, but recover, if it is to happen, is somewhat predictable as it follows a series of steps. Here is what you can reasonably expect. The Different Stages During the weeks following a brain injury, the chemical makeup of the brain is affected. Eyes may remain shut and people may not be aware of their surroundings. As the swelling decreases,… Read More

Common Symptoms of Concussion

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A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that often goes unnoticed. The symptoms of a concussion can mimic that of more minor conditions like stress, anxiety and even a stiff neck. If you have been involved in a car or other type of accident, is important that you recognize the signs of a concussion for what they are. Here’s what you need to know: The Most Common Symptoms of a Concussion The symptoms of a concussion that are most often suffered, include: Headache and neck pain that does not subside Difficulty concentrating or remembering details Slowness… Read More

Adam Loewy Featured in Austin MD Magazine

Adam Loewy was featured in the premiere health and medical community magazine in Austin – Austin MD. The article is a snapshot of how our firm helps clients and gives back to the community. You can read the full piece below. Adam Loewy Practicing law differently sets this attorney apart by Jon Black “We focus on leaving a legacy in our clients’ lives,” says Attorney Adam Loewy. “We aren’t just here to work a personal injury case. We help our clients any way we can whether it’s medical care, counseling or anything else. It doesn’t matter if they don’t have… Read More

$300,000 Traumatic Brain Injury Settlement for Austin Child

The Loewy Law Firm secured $300,000 for a family here in Austin. The distraught parents came to us because their son had suffered a traumatic brain injury. The injury occurred when their son was playing outside at a neighbor’s home with a friend. The friend launched a large rock in the air, and the rock struck the son on his head. The rock fractured his head, and he was immediately in intense pain and had to be rushed to St. David’s Emergency Room and then by ambulance to Dell Children’s Medical Center. After many difficult surgeries, the family had… Read More

Why Has There Been an Increase in Bike Crashes and Bike Deaths?

A recent NPR article highlights a trend that our office has been noticing: lately, we have seen a significant increase in the amount of phone calls for bike-related injuries. The article, found here, cites an increase in bicyclists dying in collisions with cars. The number has risen dramatically over the past two years, while car deaths have remained stable. In the past few years in Austin, white-painted ghost bikes have appeared on bridges and sidewalks: these are memorials to cyclists killed on the road. There are a few reasons… Read More

Adam Loewy Appears on KVUE to discuss TASER Case

Adam Loewy appeared on KVUE last night to discuss the latest developments in a high profile TASER case our law firm is handling.  The case involves the Tasing of a young man named Noe Nino de Rivera, who was TASED in a hallway in Cedar Creek High School in November. As a survelliance video shows, Noe was not being aggressive or doing anything wrong yet he was unjustifiably Tased by Bastrop Sheriff Deputy Randy McMillan.  As a result of the Tasing, Noe fell back, slammed his head, and sustained a very serious Traumatic Brain Injury.  He was in a… Read More

Adam Loewy discusses Round Rock Tasing Incident on Fox News Austin

Adam Loewy, owner of the Loewy Law Firm, appeared on Fox News Austin last night to discuss the Tasing of a Round Rock High School student.  The student was attempting to break up a fight in the high school and a school resource officer (SRO) tased him.  Thankfully, it appears the student did not get hurt.  Nonetheless, we believe there is simply no reason SROs should be using Tasers in high schools. We represent Noe Nino de Rivera, a Cedar Creek High School student who Tased last November and who slammed his head on the floor.  As a result, he… Read More

New York Times Editorial on a Loewy Law Case

The New York Times ran an editorial on the case of Noe Nino de Rivera, a young man the Loewy Law Firm is proud to represent.  Noe was unjustifiably Tased by a Bastrop Sheriff Deputy in the hallway of Cedar Creek High School in November.  Noe flew back and slammed his head into the concrete.  As a result, he sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and spent 52 days in a medically induced coma.  He is currently in a full-time in-patient brain injury rehabilitation center. We have been helping Noe and his family from the moment we were hired immediately… Read More

SXSW Tragedy – What Happens Next?

One of Austin’s greatest traditions, South by Southwest Festival, was marred by tragedy this year when a Killeen man drove away from police and slammed into numerous people on a closed-off street.  To date, 4 people have died, several people have traumatic brain injuries, and many more are injured. Obviously, the criminal justice system is handling the criminal side of this incident; the driver has been indicted with over 20 crimes and likely faces life in prison.  But what about the civil justice remedies the victims have? Unfortunately, for several reasons, options are very limited and these victims likely… Read More

3 Common Injuries to Children and their Prevention

Children’s safety is very important and here at Loewy we know first hand how common it is for a child to be severely injured. In lieu of this, listed below are three common types of injuries to children, and how they can be prevented! Motor Vehicle Crash In the event of a car wreck, proper safety belt use is an absolute must. If you have a small child it is imperative that they be restrained in the correct car seat. As a rule of thumb, a child should be in a booster or car seat until the shoulder-lap safety… Read More