Your safety is paramount to you. That is why you keep vigilant whenever you are out and about. Unfortunately, this is never enough to prevent injuries. You need other people to do their parts. Property owners have a duty to ensure that their premises are free from hazards that can cause slip-and-fall accidents.
One of the injuries most slip and fall victims sustain is traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Traumatic brain injury happens when the skull is subjected to a quick and sudden blow. If you experience the symptoms of traumatic brain injury following a slip-and-fall accident that is not your fault, you may pursue the responsible party for a premises liability lawsuit.
But what TBI symptoms should you look out for following a slip-and-fall accident?
Traumatic brain injuries happen when the head is bumped or jolted resulting in a disruption to the brain’s normal function. A slip and fall can cause traumatic brain injuries in a number of ways. Some of the TBI symptoms you need to look out for after a slip-and-fall incident include headache, dizziness, nausea, memory loss, ringing ears and difficulty with coordination. It is important that you seek treatment as soon as possible if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.
Slip-and-fall incidents that are likely to result in TBIs
Slip-and-fall accidents happen under a range of circumstances. Here are scenarios that may lead to a traumatic brain injury:
- Striking your head on a nearby object after tripping on a cracked sidewalk
- Slamming your head on the shelve while falling in a store
- Striking your head against furniture while falling in a home
- Falling on your back after slipping on a wet floor
Traumatic brain injuries resulting from a slip-and-fall accident can range from minor to life-threatening. Knowing your rights following this type of accident can help you file a premises liability lawsuit and claim the compensation you deserve for your damages.