Head and Brain Injuries Result in Slip & Fall Accidents
March 16, 2020
Slip and fall accidents can cause a multitude of injuries, including broken hips, broken legs, shoulder injuries, and hand injuries. Among the most dangerous injuries are those involving the brain. Head injuries can also result in brain injuries that can cause lasting effects or could require surgery and many months to heal. Head injures can even cause death at the time of the accident or shortly after. It is important to know what types of head injuries can happen as a result of a simple slip and fall accident.
Types of Head and Brain Injuries
Head and brain injuries are often severe. Some head and brain injuries that can happen in slip and fall accidents include:
- Contusions: A contusion occurs when a bruise on the brain causes bleeding. This injury can occur from either a fall or being struck with an object, it can be minor to severe.
- Hematomas: A hematoma happens when the outer blood vessels of the brain become damaged and causes a blood clot. The clot can put pressure on the tissue of the brain. If untreated, there can be a loss of function, depending on the location of the hematoma. This injury may also require surgery to remove the hematoma.
- Closed-Head Injuries: Closed-head injuries occur when there is an impact to the brain, but the skull remains intact. With these injuries, swelling, torn blood vessels, bruised brain tissue, or pressure on the brain is common.
- Concussions: A concussion can happen even if the head does not receive a blow. A concussion is when there is sudden movement that causes the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, which can sometimes stretch or damage brain cells. Concussions can range from mild to severe. Nevertheless, any damage to the brain can be serious and can have lasting effects.
Issues to Consider in Your Legal Case
If a victim experiences a slip and fall accident, there are multiple factors influencing their slip and fall claim against the property owner. Any legal case will be examined for whether there are multiple people liable for the accident, if the property owner is responsible, or if the victim played a role in the accident.
Philadelphia Premises Liability Lawyers at Nerenberg & Gagliano Help Injured Slip and Fall Accident Victims That Have Head or Brain Injuries
Slip and fall accidents can result in serious head or brain injuries. If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, contact one of our Philadelphia premises liability lawyers at Nerenberg & Gagliano to help you determine whether a property owner could be found liable for your accident and what types of claims you may have against the property owner and others involved. Contact us online or call us at 215-569-9100 to schedule a free consultation. Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.