TBIs and San Diego Slip-and-Fall Accidents
People get hurt every day in San Diego slip-and-fall accidents. Whether on public or private property, a slip-and-fall accident can lead to a serious traumatic brain injury (TBI) and result in a lifetime of pain and suffering. A TBI can leave you unable to work and unable to pay for your medical expenses incurred from your accident.
Understanding what a TBI is
A TBI is an injury to the head where a certain level of trauma is suffered. TBIs occur when a person suffers a blow of some sort to the head area, including when a person’s head:
- Is struck with force.
- Strikes another object with force.
- Experiences sudden movement, resulting in damage to the brain. Oftentimes, there are no exterior signs of visual trauma.
How TBIs Commonly Occur
A TBI can result from a wide range of accidents, including slip-and-fall accidents. Other common accidents in which TBIs commonly occur include:
- Auto accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Recreational activities
- Sporting accidents
A slip-and-fall accident can occur just about anywhere, including in a grocery store, parking lot, apartment building, or a friend’s home, possibly resulting in a person hitting their head and suffering a TBI. In many instances, the slip-and-fall accident could have been prevented.
Children and Slip-and-Fall Accidents
Children are also at great risk of suffering a TBI in a slip-and-fall accident. Children often fall out of cribs, windows, and shopping carts. It’s also not uncommon for a child to suffer a slip-and-fall accident at a store, park, or school playground. Oftentimes, their injury is not their fault and is the result of someone else’s negligence.
Head injuries can result in balance or equilibrium issues and are often tied to vision and hearing difficulties. In addition, TBIs can involve emotional challenges including erratic mood behavior. If you have suffered a blow to the head, you may have suffered a TBI if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Impaired vision
- Issues with taste and smell
- Issues with hearing and balance
- Increased fatigue
- Memory loss
- Impulsive behavior and personality changes
When Your Accident Is More Than an Accident
Oftentimes, slip-and-fall accidents are the result of another person’s negligence. Perhaps, the owner knew about or should have known about the dangerous situation and failed to address the problem. If so, you might be able to hold that person or entity responsible for your damages.
Proving your Case
However, proving that your injuries were the fault of another person is no easy task. You must show that the person should have reasonably known about the danger and failed to do anything and that you were not careless.
That is where Keith J. Stone can help you. His team has the experience and knowledge to build your premises liability case and has helped hundreds of victims injured on unsafe premises.
In addition, if your TBI was the result of an auto accident, order a copy of our free, informative guide, What to Do in an Auto Accident. It will help you get started.
If you have been injured by slipping, tripping, or falling, call San Diego slip-and-fall accident attorney Keith J. Stone at (619) 531-2022 or 888-59-HELP-NOW. He will fight for your right to compensation.
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