Any slip and fall accident at a grocery store, mall, restaurant, hotel, or other location can cause the victim to suffer serious injuries. One of the most common injuries victims can suffer is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Even a minor fall can cause this type of injury, which can result in long-term damage to the brain and dramatic changes to the victim’s ability to work and take care of their families and themselves.
If you suffered a brain injury in a fall, you may be entitled to compensation from the negligent property or business owner under Virginia law. Our knowledgeable slip and fall accident legal team understands how devastating a brain injury can be and are here to fight the insurance company so that you receive all that you deserve in your settlement.
Four Types of Brain Injuries Victims of Slip and Fall Accidents Suffer
Traumatic brain injuries are caused by a jolt to the head or penetration of the skull and brain by an object. People who suffer from a TBI can experience dramatic changes to their vision, mobility, reasoning, memory, concentration, and much more. Here are some common brain injuries victims suffer:
A concussion can be caused by a jolt or blow to the head, and one of the most common ways to suffer one is in a fall. Headaches, memory loss, confusion, and loss of consciousness are a few of the symptoms of a concussion. While some victims can recover from a concussion, others can suffer long-term complications, such as vertigo, headaches, dizziness, and problems with cognitive abilities. This is especially true if this is not the first time that they suffered a concussion.
A contusion is a bruise to the brain that causes brain bleeding. In serious cases, the contusion could need to be surgically removed.
A hematoma is caused when the outer blood vessels of the brain are injured—which frequently occurs in slip and fall accidents. This can create a hematoma, which is a blood clot that puts pressure on the brain. If surgery is not performed to remove it, a victim can suffer permanent brain damage.
Closed Head Injury
A closed head injury causes damage to the brain but not the skull. Damage to the brain can include bruised brain tissue, pressure on the skull, swelling of the skull, and torn blood vessels in the brain. Unfortunately, a victim with a closed head injury can have to cope with the long-term effects of permanent brain damage.
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Did you or a family member suffer a traumatic brain injury in a slip and fall accident? You may be entitled to your past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, you could have a hard time convincing the insurance company to pay you all the compensation you are entitled to in your settlement.
Our experienced premises liability attorneys can advise you of your options and fight with the insurance company so that you receive a fair settlement that fully compensates you. Call our Norfolk office to schedule your free consultation today to get started.