According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 800,000 people each year are hospitalized due to a fall injury. These people are most often hospitalized due to sustaining a head injury or hip fracture. In fact, the CDC reports that one out of five falls causes a serious injury like a broken bone or head injury. Slip and fall accidents are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury. If you have sustained a head injury in a slip and fall accident caused by a hazardous condition on a property that the owner should have addressed, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. Contact New York personal injury attorney Michael LoGiudice to schedule a case evaluation.
What are the potential side effects for a head injury sustained in a slip and fall?
Head injuries can range in severity and include anything from a concussion to a traumatic brain injury. All types of head injuries, however, may involve debilitating or life altering side effects, including:
Additionally, some head injuries sustained in falls are severe enough to prove fatal.
Who Will Compensate Me for the Head Injury I Sustained in a Slip and Fall Accident?
Property owners have a legal duty to maintain their properties in a way that keeps them reasonably free from hazards that can foreseeable result in someone being injured. When a property owner fails to uphold this duty and you are injured as a result, you may be able to bring a claim against them seeking compensation for your losses. They had a duty to prevent a foreseeable accident from occur and they didn’t. As a result, they can be held legally responsible to you for the costs associated with your injury.
A property owner failing in their duty to you as a lawful visitor shows negligence or recklessness on their part. Property owner negligence that commonly results in slip and fall accidents include:
To seek compensation for your injuries, you will need proof that the property owner knew or should have known of the hazardous condition and that the hazardous condition directly resulted in your head injury.
Fighting for Slip and Fall Head Injury Victims
A head injury is just as serious as it sounds. When not fatal, a head injury can still leave a person permanently disabled or with persistent pain, discomfort, and limits on activity. If you have sustained a head injury in a slip in fall caused by a negligent property owner who failed to properly maintain their property, you deserve to be compensated for your injury. While money may not bring back the quality of life you enjoyed prior to your fall, it can help ease the financial stress many face after being the victims of such accidents. New York Personal Injury attorney Michael LoGiudice will pursue every potential avenue of monetary recovery on your behalf.