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Traumatic Brain Injuries Caused by Fall Accidents

 Posted on April 20, 2023 in Brain Injuries

Untitled---2023-11-13T145501.033.jpgFalling and hitting your head can lead to severe injuries to the skull and brain. Even if the skull remains intact, the brain may strike the inside of the skull and become damaged. An injury to the brain can lead to severe symptoms that dramatically impact a person's everyday life. Depending on the severity of a brain injury, a person may be left with disabilities that prevent him or her from working or enjoying life to the fullest.

If you or somebody you care about suffered a traumatic brain injury in a fall, you might be able to take legal action to recover financial compensation for damages.

Fall Accidents Caused by Unsafe Properties

Illinois law states that property owners and property managers may be liable for injuries that occur on their properties due to hazardous conditions. A property owner cannot completely guarantee that no injuries will ever occur on the property. However, the property owner is expected to maintain reasonably safe premises.

Failure to keep property reasonably safe can lead to avoidable accidents and injuries. If you or your loved one’s fall was caused by a hazard that should have been rectified by the property owner, you can file a personal injury claim against the property owner.

Damages in a Traumatic Brain Injury Case

Traumatic brain injuries are unique in that they have physical, cognitive, emotional, and psychological implications. TBIs have been associated with physical symptoms, including dizziness, headaches, and ringing of the ears as well as emotional and psychological symptoms such as insomnia and anxiety. Individuals who have suffered a brain injury may also find that they deal with confusion, memory loss, difficulty solving problems, and reduced decision-making capacity.

Imaging tests such as magnetic renaissance imaging and computerized tomography scans are often used to diagnose a traumatic brain injury. In some cases, a TBI sufferer may need surgery to stop bleeding of the brain, remove hematomas, or relieve pressure inside the skull. He or she may require ongoing care in the form of physical therapy, mental health treatment, speech therapy, and more. These needs can incur massive medical bills.

A personal injury claim may be used to recover compensation for these medical expenses. The fall accident victim may also be entitled to compensation for the income he or she cannot earn while recovering from the brain injury. If a person cannot work or has a limited capacity to work because of a brain injury, compensation may also be available for the person’s lost earning capacity. Monetary damages for non-financial harm, including the person’s lost quality of life, pain, and emotional suffering may also be available.

Contact our Waukegan Brain Injury Lawyer

Falling and hitting your head can lead to life-changing medical consequences. If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury in a fall accident, contact our Lake County slip and fall injury attorneys to discuss your legal options. You may be able to recover reimbursement for medical expenses, lost income, as well as non-financial harm, including pain and suffering. Call 847-662-3303 for a free consultation.


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