The vast majority of slip and fall accidents don’t result in serious injuries – in fact, a normal person will slip and fall several times throughout the year and suffer no more than a few scrapes or bruises. However, most people are not aware of the fact that slip and fall accidents are also the number one reason for emergency room visits and a leading cause of head injuries and traumatic brain injuries.
Slip and fall accidents can occur in a number of ways and in a number of places. Many slip and fall injuries with serious consequences occur when workers are involved on accidents on the job – including road workers, construction workers, and industrial workers. Others suffer slip and fall accidents who out shopping, in public places, or at places of entertainment, such as parks or pools. Still others suffer slip and fall accidents in their rented homes, hotels, or another person’s house. If your slip and fall head injury was the result of the negligence of a property owner or property manager, they could be responsible for damages, lost wages, and future medical costs.
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Head injuries can occur even when a person does not fall from a great height. In most cases, the very young and very old are especially susceptible to head injuries during falls. Traumatic brain injuries can result in a host of long-lasting and permanent problems, including memory loss, short-term memory problems, behavioral problems, personality changes, speech issues, hearing issues, paralysis, mobility issues, and sensory issues.
If you have suffered a head injury because of a slip and fall accident, call a Virginia personal injury attorney today for more information about your case.