What to Do When a Slip and Fall Accident Results in a Traumatic Brain Injury

A slip and fall accident can result in a variety of serious injuries—usually broken bones, bruises, sprains and strains. But particularly bad falls can also result in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Sometimes these injuries clear up within a few days or weeks, but other times, TBIs can be severe enough to alter a person’s life for a long period of time.

Some symptoms of mild brain injuries include:

  • Headaches that worsen over time
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Difficulty thinking clearly
  • Mood swings
  • Poor sleep

While these symptoms usually improve over time, some more serious symptoms could be indicative of a more severe TBI. These symptoms include:

  • Convulsions
  • Seizures
  • Inability to wake up
  • Numbness in extremities
  • Confusion
  • Slurred speech
  • Unusual behavior, such as uncharacteristic aggressiveness

Anyone experiencing symptoms of a TBI, whether mild or serious, should be seen and diagnosed by a doctor as soon as possible.

How is a Traumatic Brain Injury Treated?

Treatment for a TBI depends on the severity of the injury. For a mild concussion, your doctor will likely ask you to get lots of rest, and possibly take painkillers for the headache. More severe TBIs can require extensive treatment, including:

  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychiatric therapy
  • Surgery to repair brain tissue and/or blood vessels
  • Medication

Slip and Fall Lawsuits

If your slip and fall accident occurred due to someone else’s negligence, you might be able to file a lawsuit to seek compensation for your damages. In order to have a good case, you must be able to prove that a responsible party was negligent, and that this negligence directly caused your injury. Take a look at our post on proving negligence in a slip and fall accident to learn more.

“If a slip and fall results in a TBI, the recovery could be a long and difficult process. If you have been the victim of a slip and fall accident, consult with a personal injury attorney to discuss your options,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in a slip and fall and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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