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:
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:
Early symptoms of a severe brain injury include:
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.