When most of us think of a slip and fall accident, we often picture scrapes, cuts, and bruises. We imagine that a bag of ice and an elevated leg will cure the problem. But what many don’t realize is that slip and fall accidents can often cause injuries much more severe than can be tended to at home. In fact, slip and fall accidents can even result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can impact you (and your loved ones) for the rest of your life.
What is a TBI?
A traumatic brain injury is a serious injury that can occur when the brain strikes the skull. This causes damage to your brain tissue. TBIs often occur in an accident in which there has been direct trauma to the head. Sometimes when an individual slips and falls, they may land on their head or hit their head on the way down. Since we can’t always control the way in which we land in a fall, TBI is not an uncommon occurrence in these falls.
TBI Can Cause Much Damage
TBIs can greatly vary in severity, with some people suffering from minor concussions to others suffering permanent brain damage. Depending upon the severity and location of the part of the brain that has been hit, you can suffer from a variety of common side effects as a result of your injury. These include:
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Difficulty understanding or communicating
- Difficulty following basic instructions
- Slurred speech
- Difficulty with balance and coordination
- Disorientation and/or confusion
- Irregular sleep patterns
- Difficulty with memory
- Unconsciousness or coma
- Severe changes in personality or emotions
Regardless of whether your injuries and symptoms are minor or quite severe, they can always have a significant impact on your life.
Since these injuries are internal, you could be suffering from a serious TBI without even knowing. That’s why it’s so important that you seek immediate medical attention after any accident in which you hit your head on anything. Since symptoms from these injuries are often delayed, you can avoid further serious complications by receiving treatment.
Slip and fall cases – especially those that involve serious injuries, such as a TBI – can result in a lot of damage and can be quite complex. That’s why it’s in your best interest to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced Houston personal injury attorney who understands the law and can make sure that you fight for the compensation that you deserve.
The Attorneys at Ceja Law Firm Can Help
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, you should not have to be bear the burden alone. When you are already dealing with so much, the last thing that you want to do is to have to worry about tackling the legalities of your situation.
The Houston personal injury attorneys at Ceja Law Firm understand the seriousness of your injury and the physical, emotional, and financial hardships that you have endured and will continue to endure. We can help you to gather the necessary evidence and build a case to help you receive the most optimal outcome. We’ll help you fight for the compensation that you deserve. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today!