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Slip and Fall Accidents: The Major Cause of Traumatic Brain Injuries


After an Iowa slip and fall accident, a victim could sustain injuries such as;

  • broken bones
  • cuts and bruises
  • shoulder dislocations, and
  • spinal damage.

Slip and fall accidents also cause traumatic brain injuries because, when these accidents occur, it is common for victims to hit their heads.

According to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries in the United States. In one year, falls can account for almost 50% of all TBI-emergency department visits.

Everyone is at risk of sustaining a traumatic brain injury after a slip and fall accident, but according to research, children and the elderly are at a greater risk.

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include;

  • Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Slurred speech

Usually, traumatic brain injuries’ symptoms take time to appear. Therefore, if you recently hit your head after being involved in a slip and fall accident, seek medical attention immediately even if you can’t notice any signs of an injury.  

Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries

The effects of a traumatic brain injury depend on the severity of an injury. A severe traumatic brain injury can take a long time to heal. Sometimes, such injuries don’t even heal but instead become a permanent part of people’s lives. If your TBI takes long to heal or becomes a permanent part of your life, you will have to spend a substantial amount of money to obtain treatment or therapy.

Traumatic brain injuries also often make people feel like they are not who they used to be before. That is because such injuries often cause cognitive deficiencies. Such deficiencies can affect your thinking and memory. When you cannot think well or remember things clearly, you cannot work or do many other things you used to do with ease before your injury.

Why File a Legal Claim if Someone Else’s Negligence Caused Your TBI?

Considering the above and many other adverse effects of traumatic brain injuries, you should contact a qualified Iowa personal injury lawyer immediately if you sustained a traumatic brain injury because of someone else’s negligence. When another party’s negligence leads to your slip and fall accident and traumatic brain injury, you are entitled to seek compensation for damages incurred from the at-fault party.

Filing a claim against an at-fault party can help you in several ways. For example, through a claim, you can obtain enough money to help you pay for the extensive treatment or therapy you need. Keep in mind that you not only stand to receive compensation for medical costs already incurred but also stand to receive compensation for future medical expenses.

When you file a claim with the help of an attorney, you also stand a chance of receiving compensation for all the emotional, physical and mental stress a traumatic brain injury has caused you.

Contact a Southeast Iowa Personal Injury Attorney Today

Were you or someone you love left with a traumatic brain injury after being involved in an Iowa slip and fall accident that happened because of another party’s negligence? If so, you should work with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you or your loved one obtain fair compensation. With the help of a skilled Iowa personal injury attorney, you can prove that the defendant’s negligence led to the slip and fall accident that caused you or your loved one a traumatic brain injury. To receive experienced help, contact a Southeast Iowa personal injury attorney at the Noyes Law Office today to schedule a consultation.


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