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Concussions From Slip & Fall Accidents

Concussions From Slip & Fall Accidents

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Whether you slip on a sidewalk, pothole, wet floor, or damaged steps, you could still face a considerable risk of head injury. Even “minor” injuries could present consequences, and a Huntsville slip and fall attorney can help. 

 

According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip and fall accidents are the second leading cause of serious head trauma. This type of injury can be profoundly detrimental to one’s quality of life, their ability to earn a living, and their ability to enjoy their lives.

 

Even though concussions are often viewed as a “milder” form of this trauma, they can still have disturbing (and potentially deadly) repercussions for the people who are victimized by them.

 

As the Concussion Foundation has noted, repeated long-term “mild” head injuries have been found to be associated with more serious neurodegenerative disorders like dementia and CTE.

 

If much more serious issues were to arise following such an injury, what should you do? Where can you find help with a Huntsville slip and fall attorney? What will be your best recourse here? Read on to find out.

 

Head Trauma Symptoms

If you or a loved one hit their head following a slip and fall accident, seek urgent medical attention ASAP. Moreover, if it accompanies any of the following symptoms, seek medical attention with increased urgency:

 

  1. Headache
  2. Blurry vision
  3. Exhaustion
  4. Nausea
  5. Disorientation
  6. Memory loss
  7. Emotional problems
  8. Sleep disturbances
  9. Sensory overload
  10. Vomiting
  11. Seizures

 

Most concussions can recover and heal on their own without any lasting repercussions. That said, it’s far better that you choose to stay safe rather than sorry in the long run. Even if you don’t feel “that” bad or symptomatic of a TBI, having your concussion or TBI injury checked out may still be a worthwhile venture.

 

Certain types of traumatic brain injuries have been known to not have their most severe symptoms set in until months or weeks after the initial incident, and by then, those symptoms can be very serious and potentially life-threatening. It’s better to nip those in the bud sooner rather than later, if at all possible.

 

Another issue that you’ll want to nip in the bud sooner rather than later is the issue of finding due process, assuming that your slip & fall accident resulted from another property owner’s negligence. How can you hold that person(s) accountable, and how can you recoup some of the economic and non-economic damages you lost after the fall?

 

Simple: you do so by working with a trusted Huntsville slip and fall attorney you can count on.

Choose the Right Huntsville Slip and Fall Attorney for Your Case

At Cloud, Ryan, & Rouse, we pride ourselves on helping clients get back up from some of the worst pitfalls, including slip and fall injuries. If you’ve encountered one of those pitfalls, literally and figuratively speaking, you should consider consulting one of our Huntsville slip and fall attorneys.

Contact us today to arrange a free consultation reviewing your premises liability and slip and fall case, learn more, and determine whether or not our services will be right for your particular case.


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