Slip and Fall / Premises Accident: Head and Brain Injuries

Head Injuries are a Common Result of Slip and Fall Accidents

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than 1 million slip and fall injuries happen every year in the United States, so it’s not surprising that more than 20 percent of slip and fall accidents end in a severe head injury.

The CDC also reports that slip and fall accidents are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries. head injuries can lead to permanent physical and mental problems such as memory loss, personality changes, speech impediment, hearing loss, and sensory and mobility issues.

The Cause of Head Injures as the Result of a Slip and Fall Accident

A head injury is a typical result of the blunt force from a slip and fall accident, but how much force and where the force is applied, frequently determines how severe the injury is. For instance a headfirst or backwards slip and fall can ricochet the brain back and forth inside the skull, damaging the brain further.

If the injured party is hit on the side of the head, the impact can move the brain within the skull, causing the brain to tear. Headfirst, backwards or sideways slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere the property owner, manager or tenant failed to take reasonable care in keeping their premises safe.

Do you Have a Case?

There is one key factor in answering this question; your attorney’s ability to prove that the property where the injury occurred was in a hazardous condition during the time of your injury, and thus, caused your injury.

Complications from Head Injuries that Can Affect Compensation

Parts of the brain, scalp and skull can all be affected in a head injury. If an object pierces the skull, a head injury is classified as an open head injury. If the skull is not broken and covers either a wide or localized area of the head, the injury is classified as a closed head injury. Open or closed head injuries can lead to very specific complications that include:

  • Skull fracture
  • Hematomas – subdural or epidural
  • Hemorrhage
  • Bruising of the brain
  • Concussion
  • Coma
  • Infection
  • Death
You May Have a Claim to Compensation
Yellow-Check-MarkA head injury or brain injury is one of the most serious consequences of a slip and fall or trip and fall accident. If you suffered a head injury or traumatic brain injury as a result of a dangerous premises accident, you deserve to be fairly compensated.

Estey & Bomberger, LLP represents victims of premises liability accidents who have suffered head injuries and brain injuries. So that we can determine whether you have a serious claim to compensation, please provide your name and phone number to the right. A representative from Estey & Bomberger, LLP will contact you shortly.

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