Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common causes of injuries in the United States, and they are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Depending on the circumstances of a slip and fall accident, they can cause injuries ranging from minor cuts and scrapes to sprains and broken bones. A more severe and potentially fatal outcome of a slip and fall accident can occur if your head strikes the ground or some other hard object when you fall.
What Are the Symptoms of a TBI?
One of the reasons why TBIs are so dangerous is that you may not experience symptoms right away. However, if a TBI is undiagnosed and left untreated, it can become more challenging to treat and even cause permanent impairments. If you start to experience any of the following symptoms after a slip and fall accident, it is essential that you seek immediate medical attention:
- Persistent headache
- Nausea and vomiting
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Sleeping too much or having difficulty falling asleep
- Blurred vision
- Memory loss
- Mood swings
- Difficulty concentrating
- Depression and anxiety
If you are suffering from a severe TBI, you may also experience some or all of the following symptoms:
- Slurred speech
- Loss of coordination
- Extreme confusion
- Loss of consciousness for a few moments to several hours
- Agitated or combative behavior
Who Is Liable for My Injuries From a Slip and Fall Accident?
To recover damages for a slip and fall-related injury, you must be able to prove that negligence was involved. For example, if the carpet was coming loose by the staircase in your apartment building, and you fell down the stairs and hit your head on the floor, you may be able to sue your landlord if you can prove that maintenance requests were submitted, but it was never fixed.
It is recommended that you contact an experienced slip and fall lawyer who can assist you with collecting evidence, communicating with the insurance company on your behalf, and fighting to recover damages.
What Damages am I Entitled to for a Slip and Fall-Related TBI?
The costs associated with a TBI can accumulate very quickly, mainly if your injury has caused permanent impairments and you require long-term medical care. You may be eligible to recover the following damages by pursuing a personal injury claim against the negligent party:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
Philadelphia Slip and Fall Lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC Advocate for Clients With Brain Injuries
If you or a loved one suffered a serious brain injury in a slip and fall accident, contact our Philadelphia slip and fall lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC. We can review the accident details. To schedule a free consultation, call 215-569-8488 or contact us online. Located in Philadelphia and Abington, Pennsylvania, as well as Wilmington, Delaware, we serve clients in the surrounding areas.