Head injuries caused by slip and fall accidents can be devastating. A blow to the head may result in a traumatic brain injury, requiring expensive medical care and a lengthy recovery. When a slip and fall accident in California is the result of a property owner’s negligence, head injury victims deserve justice. That’s where J&Y Law comes in.
Our experienced slip and fall accident attorney can help you obtain meaningful compensation for your financial losses and pain and suffering. Well-versed in the applicable premises liability laws, we have a demonstrated track record of success in personal injury claims, having recovered millions of dollars for our clients.
Once you become our client, you can rest easy knowing we are at your side. We offer free consultations and there is never a fee until we recover for you. Contact our office today so we can start working on your claim.
Causes of Slip and Fall Head Injuries
A slip and fall accident resulting in head trauma can occur under numerous circumstances, such as:
- Tripping on a cracked sidewalk, and striking the ground or a nearby object, such as a fence post with your head
- Slipping on a wet floor, falling backward, and landing head first
- Falling in a public parking lot and striking your head on a vehicle
- Tripping on a broken step, falling down the stairs, and striking your head multiple times
Head injuries caused by slip and fall accidents range in severity from minor to life-threatening to fatal. With so much at stake, it is crucial to seek immediate medical attention to accurately assess the severity of the head injury and obtain proper care to prevent the injury from worsening.
Types of Head Injuries
A head injury involves any trauma to the brain, such as:
A jolt or blow to the head during a slip and fall can result in a concussion. Concussions may also occur even if the head is not struck. A hard fall that impacts other areas of the body has the potential to create enough force to impact the brain.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), common symptoms of a concussion include:
- Headache or “pressure” in the head
- Nausea or vomiting
- Balance problems or dizziness
- Double or blurry vision
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Confusion, lack of concentration, memory problems
A concussion may or may not result in loss of consciousness, which is why you should see a doctor after striking your head after a slip and fall, even if you feel all right.
A contusion, or a bruise to the brain, can cause brain bleeding, and often results from falls when the head strikes the ground. A severe brain contusion may require surgery.
A blow to the head during a slip and fall may cause a hematoma or a blood clot to form. A hematoma can put pressure on the brain tissue and may result in lost brain function. Surgery may be required to relieve pressure on the brain.
A closed head injury is one that impacts the brain but leaves the skull intact. A closed-head injury may result in:
- A brain bruise
- Pressure in swelling in the skull
- Torn blood vessels of the brain
- Permanent brain damage
Regardless of the type of head injury, victims deserve just compensation when a slip and fall accident is caused by the negligence of a property owner.
Who Is Responsible For Slip and Fall Head Injuries In California?
Under California law, all property owners – private, commercial, public – have a duty to maintain their property and warn visitors of any hazards. A property owner that knows, or reasonably should have known, about a hazard and fails to repair it can be held liable for head injuries caused by slip and fall accidents.
While this sounds straightforward, these types of claims can be complicated. The best way to protect your rights is to contact an experienced premises liability attorney immediately after a slip and fall accident – before the property owner has a chance to repair the hazard and avoid liability.
Our legal team will swing into action as soon as you call us, investigate and photograph the site of your accident, and handle all the details of your claim. While slip and falls accidents are often covered under the owner’s property insurance policy, insurers often attempt to deny claims or pay as little as possible. We will get you the maximum compensation you deserve, whether through negotiation or litigation.
Damages We Will Fight For
No two slip and fall claims are alike, and the damages you can recover depend on the extent of your injury and the degree to which you may be liable. Because California follows the rules of comparative negligence, the amount of your reward will be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you by an insurance adjuster or the court.
Trust J&Y to limit your liability and fight for damages such as:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses – past and future
- Lost earning power
- Cost of rehabilitative care
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Permanent disability
- Attorneys’ fees and costs
If your loved one suffered a fatal injury after a slip and fall accident, our wrongful death attorneys can help you obtain compensation for final medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, and the loss of guidance and support your loved one would have provided. Above all, we believe that negligent property owners must be held accountable for slip and fall accidents, and head injury victims and their families deserve just compensation.
Contact Our Experienced California Head Injury Attorneys Today
A head injury caused by a slip and fall accident can be life-altering. Don’t go it alone. Turn to J&Y Law instead. We will provide you with powerful representation and fight for every dollar you deserve. Contact us for a consultation.