Slip and Falls Major Cause of Brain Injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. Slip and fall accidents account for nearly half of all TBI-related emergency room visits in the U.S. Traumatic brain injuries contribute to approximately 30% of all deaths in the country.
About 153 people die every day in the U.S. from injuries that include TBI. The accident victims that survive a brain injury often face effects that impact their lives and last a lifetime. These issues not only impact the accident victim suffering from a TBI, but also their families and communities.
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury caused by the negligence of another party, it is important to hold them accountable and get the full compensation that you deserve and need.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury is caused by blow (or even a bump) to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. While not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI, it is important to careful of the possibility of a brain injury, especially after an accident.
Common signs or symptoms that may indicate a brain injury after an accident include:
- Lack of Problem Solving Ability.
- Being Aggressive.
- Slurred speech.
More severe symptoms could indicate dramatic closed head injuries. These include a loss of consciousness, seizure, or coma.
Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injury Victims
An attorney who specifically handles TBI accident cases, will be able to hold the parties who caused the accident and the resulting brain injuries liable. The at-fault party must pay for you or your loved ones compensation. Your Los Angeles traumatic brain injury attorney will investigate the specific facts of your case and determine the specific types of compensation that you may be entitled to. Some of these costs are relatively straightforward, while other costs are more fact specific.
Common types of compensation available to brain injury victims include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Other out of pocket expenses
Contact an Experienced Los Angeles Brain Injury Accident Lawyer
At the Law Offices of Samer Habbas, our Los Angeles brain injury accident attorneys are experienced in handling all types of slip and fall accidents. Our legal team works hard to help get our clients the full compensation that they deserve for the personal injuries they have suffered from the accident. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our lawyers, please call us at 888.848.5084.