NJ Slip and Fall Head Injury Lawyers
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Falls are the leading cause of head injury in the United States, causing around 34 percent of overall head injuries. Falls are to blame for about two times more head injuries than car accidents (approximately 17 percent) are. They account for about half of children's head injuries and more than 60 percent of seniors' head injuries.
Head injuries from a slip and fall can cause various types and degrees of traumatic brain injury. These include different types of skull fractures, concussions and contusions (brain bruising). Head injuries can have long-term negative effects on brain functioning and increase the likelihood of suffering from other neurological diseases in the future.
Skull fracture is a common type of brain injury that might result from an accident. Your skull is a set of very rigid bones, and it does not take much to cause a break. Slamming your head on pavement after a fall can easily cause a skull fracture.
A concussion is a mild form of traumatic brain injury that can easily be caused by a slip and fall. A concussion occurs from a blow to the head that could happen if you slipped on a wet walkway and hit your head on the pavement. Concussions cause temporary cognitive, physical, emotional and sleep abnormalities. The effects can last for a few days or may still be experienced by the victim months after the incident.
A contusion is essentially a brain bruise. You could easily sustain a contusion if you fell from a deck with a faulty railing and hit your head. When something hits your brain, it can break blood vessels and cause bruising. A brain bruise can swell significantly in the same way that a regular bruise does. This swelling causes further damage.
Long-term effects of brain injury include changes to cognition, language abilities, emotions and sensations. It also pre-disposes a person to future injury and other neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's, epilepsy and Parkinson's.
Head injuries sustained in a fall accident can have serious and long lasting effects. Contact a New Jersey injury attorney for help at (609) 240-0040.
Since head injuries can have such long-term effects and it is hard to determine what those effects will be, it is essential that you have secured financial compensation for your fall injury. Of course, initial medical treatment can be expensive, especially if your insurance company expects a large amount to be paid out of your pocket. The cost of ongoing care or therapy and lost wages from missed work now and in the future add to the financial impact.
If you have suffered a head injury from a slip and fall incident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your losses, financial, emotional and physical. A reliable New Jersey slip and fall attorney will be able to identify the compensation you deserve and pursue it aggressively. At Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., you can trust us to work tirelessly for you. Call us at (609) 240-0040 for a free and confidential consultation.
- The Everyday Danger of Head Trauma
- Overview of Head Injuries - Merck Manual
- Traumatic Brain Injury & Concussion - CDC
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