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Slip-and-fall accidents can lead to traumatic brain injuries

On Behalf of | Oct 19, 2021 | Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

When people walk into various stores and other locations, they expect that they will be able to complete the shopping or other errands that they intended to do. They expect that the store will be reasonably free of safety hazards and other unsafe conditions. However, sometimes there are various dangerous conditions that can form in the stores and people end up in accidents as a result. It may not seem like people can suffer serious injuries from a slip-and-fall type accident, but they do occur. In fact, falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries.

Symptoms of traumatic brain injuries

Traumatic brain injuries can be very devasting for people. The brain is one of the most important parts of the body. When people injure their brains it can affect almost all parts of their body. People may lose consciousness for a period of time, have convulsions or seizures, experience dizziness, have headaches, have nausea and other physical ailments. People also may suffer cognitive problems such as confusion, memory loss, have mood changes, slurred speech and other cognitive difficulties.

People who suffer traumatic brain injuries in Maryland can experience significant changes in their lives, need significant medical treatment and miss time at work. This can cause financial problems as they may lose income and incur significant medical bills. If the brain injury was caused due to a fall in a store, people may be able to receive compensation for the damages they suffer. While it will not heal the injuries, it can be very valuable as they recover. Experienced attorneys understand the devastation of traumatic brain injuries and may be a useful resource.