Slip-and-fall accidents can cause more than embarrassment – a lot more. According to the Brain Injury Institute, more than eight (8) million people are injured annually from slip-and-fall accidents. In fact, such injuries are a leading cause of death among our senior population. In this article, we’ll talk about perhaps one of the most serious results from a slip-and-fall accident – traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
According to the Center for Disease and Control, slip-and-fall accidents are the primary cause of TBI in the U.S. Children under 14 and the elderly are at most risk for experiencing such injuries.
There are four distinct regions in our brains (cerebrum, cerebellum, brain stem and limbic system). Each are responsible for controlling a specific action within our bodies. So when one of those regions is injured, its function may be severely impacted.
No two cases of TBI are the same. As such, symptoms will most likely vary from person to person. The most common telltale signs of TBI or head injuries include:
Generally speaking, there are three levels of severity in diagnosing TBI:
While there are a number of contributing factors that can lead to slip-and-fall accidents, the most common ones are:
If you’ve experienced injuries sustained from a slip-and-fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation to cover any medical bills, lost wages, etc. We encourage you to contact us at Barber & Associates by calling 907-276-5858 for a free consultation.
Barber & Associates, LLC has recovered more than 45 Million Dollars in verdicts and settlements for Injured Alaskans.
Auto accidents can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of how defensive someone may be behind the wheel. If you or someone you love has been harmed in such an incident, you have legal rights and options that need to be explored.