Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, remains one of the most costly and serious types of personal injury. However, many people assume that deadly TBIs occur in things like vehicle accidents or from violence such as a gunshot wound or assault with a blunt object. In reality, slip and fall accidents account for about half of TBI emergency room visits each year and cause a large percentage of long-term disabilities as a result.
TBIs can occur during a slip and fall accident in one of two ways: either from a same-level fall or during a fall from a height. These two types of slip and fall accidents are often segregated when accounting for the manner of injury that causes TBIs, but the results can be surprisingly similar.
While falls from great heights would obviously be more likely to lead to serious head and neck trauma, even a common slip or fall can account for serious brain injury. In many cases, a difference is pointed out between falls from heights and same-level falls. However, “fall from a height” may be a misleading category, as most of these falls occur with a differential of fewer than 10 feet. Combining short-height falls and slip or trip same-level falls gives a much more accurate picture and accounts for the vast majority of traumatic brain injury fall statistics.
The most important steps you can take to prevent slip or trip and fall cases and subsequent traumatic brain injury are fortunately the simplest as well.
At Barber & Associates, we are ready to help you if you have been the victim of a traumatic brain injury or other personal injury accident. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you protect your rights and recover compensation for your injuries.
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