slip and fall brain injuries

Slip and fall accidents often result in serious brain injuries. When slip and fall accidents in California are the result of a property owner’s negligence, injury victims may be entitled to significant compensation. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in a fall, turn to J&Y Law. 

Our brain injury attorneys have in-depth knowledge of the applicable premises liability law and a proven history of achieving positive outcomes through negotiation and litigation. When you become our client, your case will be handled by an experienced brain injury attorney who will fight hard for every dollar you deserve. We offer free consultations, and there is never a fee until we recover for you. Contact our office today to get started. 

Representing Victims of Slip and Fall Brain Injury Victims in California

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), slip and falls are the most common injury-causing accidents. At times, slip and fall accidents are unintentional, but they are frequently caused by a property owner’s negligence. Examples include:

  • Failing to repair broken steps or handrails 
  • Not clearing debris from floors or steps, indoors or outdoors
  • Failing to clean up spills or post warnings 
  • Not shoveling or deicing walkways, stairs, or sidewalks
  • Failing to repair cracked or raised sidewalks
  • Failing to properly light indoor or outdoor areas 

Older individuals and the disabled are at a higher risk of brain injury in falls because they are more likely to lose their balance and may have slowed reflexes that make it difficult to avoid hitting their heads, but anyone can suffer a brain injury in a slip and fall accident. 

Why You Need a Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

Under California’s premises liability law, all property owners owe a “duty of care” to visitors and must provide them with a safe environment. A property owner (private, commercial, public) who fails to repair a dangerous condition or warn visitors about the hazard can be held liable. 

Ultimately it takes a skilled personal injury attorney to prove the necessary elements of negligence in a premises liability claim:

  • The property owner owed you a duty of care
  • The property owner violated that duty of care
  • That violation was the direct cause of your brain injury
  • You suffered actual damages as a result of your injury

That’s where J&Y Law comes in. We have the skills and resources to hold property owners accountable for slip and fall accidents resulting in brain injuries. Trust our legal team to handle all the details of your claim, including:

  • Investigating and photographing the accident scene
  • Interviewing witnesses, including the property owner
  • Collecting medical evidence documenting your injuries
  • Negotiating a settlement with the property owner’s insurance company
  • Filing a premises liability lawsuit if necessary 

While slip and fall accident claims can often be settled outside of court, cases involving brain injuries are highly complex. A serious brain injury can be life-altering, require ongoing medical care, and even result in death. For this reason, we prepare each case for trial to achieve the best possible outcome. Trust our legal team to help you obtain compensation that considers all of your future medical and financial needs.

Symptoms of Slip and Fall Brain Injuries

A slip and fall accident can result in a concussion (caused by the brain striking the skull), a skull fracture, bleeding in the brain, a blood clot, or damage to brain tissue. Symptoms, which may be temporary or long-lasting include:

  • Headaches, confusion, lightheadedness
  • Memory loss
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Blurred vision 
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Difficulty with balance
  • Seizures
  • Sleep disorders
  • Irritability, anxiety, mood swings, or depression

At J&Y, we will offer you compassionate representation and help you obtain the medical and financial resources you need, now and in the future. Our experienced slip and fall attorneys will fight to help you recover economic and noneconomic damages, such as

  • Medical and rehabilitation costs
  • Lost income
  • Lost earning capacity 
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability
  • Emotional Distress
  • Long-term care
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

If you have lost a loved one after a brain injury caused by a property owner’s negligence, our wrongful death attorneys can help you obtain compensation for final medical bills, funeral costs, and loss of financial and emotional support.

Contact Our Experienced California Slip and Fall Brain Injury Attorneys

Given the lasting repercussions of a brain injury, it is crucial to have the aggressive representation J&Y Law provides. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial burdens facing you and can help to lift those burdens by fighting tirelessly for your rights. The sooner you contact our office, the sooner we can start working on your slip and fall brain injury claim.