Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer Discusses Brain Injuries
According to the Brain Injury Institute slip and fall accidents are the number one cause of brain injury. In fact over a third of brain injuries are due to falls. Over eight million people suffer injury each year when they slip and fall. Unfortunately falls also cause fatalities particularly for seniors.
Common reasons people slip and fall include:
- Icy walkways or stairs
- Wet floors
- Uneven surfaces such as raised section of sidewalk
- Loose carpeting
- Clutter in the walking path
- A cord along the walkway
Brain injuries can be categorized as mild or severe. Even those labeled mild can result in physical, cognitive or behavioral symptoms that last for months impacting the ability to function at work and at home. The symptoms of mild brain injuries include:
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Blurred vision
- Memory issues
- Balance issues
- Difficulty concentrating
- Ringing in the ears
- Mood swings
- Changes in smell or taste
Early symptoms of a severe brain injury include:
- Slow pulse and breathing
- Slurred speech
A severe brain injury can result in a coma or vegetative state. Obviously these injuries require immediate medical attention.
Slip and fall accident lawyer, Frekhtman & Associates, wants people who have had a slip and fall accident to realize that it may not have been their fault. In some cases the business where the accident occurred was negligent. Slip and fall accidents that cause a brain injury often result in significant medical bills and lost wages. Contact us so we can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.