At Moody Salzman Lash & Locigno, Attorneys & Counselors at Law, in Florida, we represent many clients who suffered serious injuries as the result of a slip and fall accident. Unfortunately, a slip and fall can lead to catastrophic consequences, despite the humor you may find in old TV shows and movies when the unlucky star takes a huge pratfall, much to the amused consternation of bystanders. Remember, these pratfalls represent the end of a highly choreographed stunt.
Real slip and falls can, and often do, result in serious injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury. The Mayo Clinic explains that a TBI occurs when the force of your head hitting the floor or pavement makes your brain violently swing back and forth within your skull. This, in turn, can cause your brain to malfunction.
One of the scariest things about a TBI is that no two of them are the same. Another is that you may not exhibit symptoms until hours, days or even weeks after your slip and fall accident. Consequently, you should remain highly vigilant for any of the following TBI symptoms:
- Hearing or sight changes
- Frequent bad headaches
- Frequent nausea and/or vomiting attacks
- Word slurring or other speech difficulties
- Memory, concentration or thinking difficulties
- Confused, disoriented or hallucinatory perceptions
Enormous TBI costs
Should you suffer a TBI because of your slip and fall accident, you can expect your medical costs to immediately skyrocket. Not only do you face a possible long hospital stay, including surgery, but you also face such costs as the following:
- Prescription medication costs
- Occupational and/or physical therapy costs
- Rehabilitation costs
- Assisted living costs
At the exact time your medical costs are spiraling out of control, a TBI also will likely prevent you from working for a substantial period of time. Therefore, should your slip and fall result in a TBI, your best course of action may well be to consult an experienced personal injury attorney who can bring suit against the property owner.
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