Brain Injuries Caused By New Port Richey Slip And Fall Accidents

November 29, 2017 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman
Brain Injuries Caused By New Port Richey Slip And Fall Accidents Slip, trip, and fall accidents are a much more common occurrence than many realize, affecting millions of people each year and contributing to serious injuries and even death. One of the most troubling kinds of trauma that often is sustained in slip, trip, and falls is a brain injury. In fact, slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of brain injury. Statistics report that approximately 35% of brain injuries are caused by falls. This is because victims are usually not able to control how or where they land when they fall or protect their head from forcefully hitting the ground or another hard surface. The result is the brain getting jarred or knocked into the skull from the impact, causing moderate to severe injuries. Oftentimes, New Port Richey slip, trip, and fall accidents occur because of someone else's negligence. When this is the case, there is a good possibility for the injured party to be awarded compensation that will help pay for the high costs associated with taking care of a brain injury.

Types of Brain Injuries Caused by Slip and Fall Accidents

Depending largely on the amount of force that impacts the head, there are several types of brain injuries that can be suffered in slip, trip, and fall accidents. Some of the most serious types of trauma that victims report suffering from include: Symptoms of Slip, Trip, and Fall Injuries There are distinct symptoms to look for after a slip, trip, and fall accident, though the effects can vary from person to person and are dependent upon the type and severity of the brain injury including:
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Confusion
  • Slurred speech
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty thinking or speaking
  • Lack of coordination
  • Mood swings
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of consciousness for any amount of time

Liability for New Port Richey Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents

Slip, trip, and fall accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. However, it is particularly common for them to occur on residential and commercial properties that have not succeeded in maintaining a reasonably safe environment. This neglect may result in the owners being found responsible and at fault for slip, trip and fall situations that ultimately cause brain damage and other injuries.

Prevent a Slip and Fall

The best way to prevent a slip and fall accident is through precaution and awareness. Around the home, keep surfaces smooth and free of potential problems such as clutter. Be aware of potential hazards before they become the cause of accidents. Make everyone in the household aware of the critical areas such as stairs, bathtubs, gardens, kitchen, and garage. Check that you have adequate indoor and outdoor lighting. Have everyone participate in a monthly safety check of home and property. On the street be cautious when weather conditions make walking dangerous during rain or strong winds. In public places like restaurants, grocery stores, or retail establishments, watch out for wet floors or items that may have dropped, like that banana peel or a simple napkin. Literally anything out of place can be a potential hazard. Be alert for high curbs in parking lots, uneven areas of sidewalks, and loose rugs. These are common traps waiting to cause a slip and fall accident to anyone who doesn't keep focused on where they are and what they're doing. Always hold onto the handrail when climbing or descending stairs since the higher the distance of the fall, the more severe damage it caused.

Contact a New Port Richey Slip and Fall Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one has experienced a slip and fall accident that has resulted in a brain injury because of hazardous conditions created by a property owner, it is important to speak to an experienced New Port Richey slip and fall attorney as soon as possible. At the Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, our experienced slip and fall attorneys will fight to obtain all of the compensation that you are entitled to receive for your injuries and your damages. Please call our office at 727-853-6275 today. Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA 5924 Main Street New Port Richey, FL 34652 727-853-6275


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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