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Head Injuries from Slip and Fall Accidents

Head Injuries from Slip and Fall Accidents

When someone falls, it is not always because the person is clumsy. Sometimes there are dangerous conditions in stairways, streets, walkways, parking lots, and supermarkets, and it can be almost impossible to avoid the hazard. Dangerous conditions could be the cause of a South Florida slip and fall accident.

When a slip and fall accident takes place, many injuries could occur to the victim. One of the most common and serious – even life threatening – injuries is a head injury. If someone hits his or her head on an object when falling, he or she should get to the doctor or emergency room immediately for a thorough medical examination.

Signs of a Head Injury

While not every head trauma victim will experience all of these symptoms, signs of a head injury could be balance issues, headaches/migraines, difficulties walking, blurred vision, and trouble speaking, concentrating, and processing.

Typically, when the head injury is more severe, the victim suffers from traumatic brain injury (TBI). He or she may have lifelong memory loss and behavioral problems as a result. A TBI is a serious injury that can happen because of a fall, and anyone – young or old – can suffer a TBI in a slip and fall accident in Florida.

According to the Brain Injury Association of America, environmental hazards account for one-third of falls. “Environmental hazards” would include poor lighting, maintenance neglect, and hazards in the walkway. Sadly, falls are the leading cause of TBI injuries.

Although the majority of fall accidents can cause bruises, fractures, broken bones, and ligament injuries, sometimes serious head injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, do occur. If you are a victim of a premises liability accident in Florida, please contact a premises liability lawyer to talk about your potential case.

 

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