Slip and falls can result in serious injuries. Unfortunately, there are instances where you may not have any control over whether you do or do not fall. For instance, you walk to a local Connecticut business in the winter and the business owner fails to clear black ice from their building’s sidewalk. You expect that the business cleared the ice and so your expectation leads you to slip on the ice.
These types of falls can lead to serious injuries, especially if you hit your head on the landing. According to the Mayo Clinic, falls are the most common causes of traumatic brain injury. When you suffer a TBI, you may experience a range of symptoms. Often, the symptoms will not appear right away. Some patients report little more than a headache and so they may try to walk it off.
If you lose consciousness or feel dazed and disoriented after your fall, there is a chance that you have a brain injury. Nausea or vomiting is one sign that you do not want to ignore. If you simply bruised your head, you may not feel nauseous or fatigued. TBIs manifest with speech problems and changes in sleep patterns. That night, you may catch yourself sleeping too much or may find yourself unable to sleep.
More serious TBIs involve profound confusion, combativeness and headaches that will not subside. You may experience weakness, eye dilation or even seizures. To avoid symptoms developing at home, a doctor can diagnose a TBI quickly.
The above information is to inform on TBIs from slip and falls. It is not legal advice.