Slip and fall accidents can lead to traumatic brain injuries

Slip and fall accidents most commonly result in injuries like broken bones, sprains, bruises. However, more serious injuries are also possible. Slip and falls cause head injuries that range from mild concussions to life-altering traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

Certain types of falls can result in brain injuries, depending on factors such as how you land and whether the fall took place from a great height. For instance, a severe blow to the head is possible after falling down a flight of stairs. In fact, falls are the leading cause of TBIs, especially among children and older adults. Around 35 percent of brain injuries are linked to slip and fall accidents.

If you hurt your head in a slip and fall accident, make sure to get medical attention. Sometimes, signs of a brain injury may not show up until days later. As a result, it is important to pay attention to any physical or cognitive symptoms you experience. Symptoms like headaches, nausea, dizziness, poor coordination, blurred vision or slurred speech may indicate a brain injury.

If you suffered a brain injury in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, it is worth considering your legal options for seeking compensation. Depending on how severe the accident was, you may be left struggling with medical bills due to expensive treatments while being unable to work.

In Florida, property owners and businesses have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe for guests and customers. The key to a successful negligence claim is proving that the property owner knew or should have known about the hazardous condition that led to the fall and resulting injury.

The experienced Tampa personal injury lawyers at Joyce & Reyes understand the complexities involved in such cases. Contact us to learn how we can help.