Brain Injury After a Fall By Hardin Ramey on March 10, 2023

A doctor pointing MRI images of the brainA traumatic brain injury can cause lasting damage, including personality changes, mobility issues, vision impairment, and mental health struggles.

Falling is one of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries and can happen in the home, at work, while shopping, or any number of places. When a fall accident was caused by another person’s negligence, injured parties may be able to recover compensation for their injuries and other damages.

At Ramey Law Firm, PLLC, traumatic brain injury lawyer Hardin Ramey helps those who have suffered a brain injury after a fall in Dallas, TX, get the maximum settlement for their injuries.

What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is an injury to the brain caused by a hit to the head that forces the brain to violently move within the skull. As the brain hits the internal walls of the skull, the brain can become bruised, brain tissue may tear, and blood vessels may become damaged.

Sometimes, a TBI may be caused by broken skull fragments or some other object penetrating the skull and injuring the brain.

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries

There are many possible symptoms associated with TBI, which range from mild to severe depending on the extent of the injury. Sometimes symptoms resolve, but some people who have experienced a TBI suffer permanent damage. Some symptoms include:

  • Loss of consciousness for a few seconds or minutes
  • Dizziness
  • Debilitating migraines
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Seizures
  • Speech problems
  • Impairments with mobility
  • Sleep problems
  • Changes in personality or behavior
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Common Causes of Fall Accidents Associated with TBI

A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere in Dallas, including grocery stores, hospitals, restaurants, construction sites, and nursing homes. Although falling may not seem like a serious accident, it can cause traumatic brain injuries.

There are many possible causes of slip and fall accidents associated with TBIs. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Cracks in sidewalks
  • Loose floorboards, carpeting, or rugs
  • Wet spills left unattended or cleaned up
  • Clutter or debris on the floor or ground
  • Oil or grease build-up, causing floors to be slippery
  • Loose handrails on stairs
  • Ice, snow, rain or other weather-related hazard

Holding Negligent Parties Liable

Sadly, some slip and fall accidents that have caused a TBI are a direct result of someone’s negligence. For example, a property owner who is aware of a loose stair handrail and fails to fix it may be held liable in the event someone falls and suffers a traumatic brain injury.

It’s important to speak with an attorney in the event of a TBI after a fall accident to determine whether someone’s negligence caused the accident and subsequent injury. If negligence occurred, it may be possible to recover compensation for such damages as:

  • Hospital expenses
  • Future medical expense
  • Lost wages
  • Mental anguish
  • Pain and suffering

Contact Ramey Law Firm

If you have suffered a TBI from a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other damages. Please call our Dallas law firm at (972) 437-5577 to schedule a consultation with attorney Hardin Ramey.

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