Brain Injury after a Fall
Slips and falls happen on a regular basis. And while these types of accidents may seem pretty minor, some of them result in substantial injuries. If someone falls from a significant height, or if they hit their head when they land, they may suffer from catastrophic injuries, including a brain injury.
Brain injury attorneys at Burke Argos have represented numerous brain injury victims from the Irvine, CA, area, fighting to get them maximum compensation for injury damages. Here we discuss how people can recognize signs of a brain injury after a fall, as well as the types of damages that this kind of injury is likely to cause.
Signs of a Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury can occur when the head is struck or jolted in such a way that the brain moves around and strikes against the skull. A brain injury can also occur if an object penetrates through the skull and brain. In most falls, injury damage is strictly internal. Without outward signs of an injury, many people don’t realize right away that the brain has been damaged, especially since it can take time for brain injury symptoms to develop.
As with other types of injuries, brain injury treatment is most effective when damages are diagnosed and addressed early on. It is important that fall victims recognize signs of a brain injury so that they can seek appropriate treatment. Some of the most likely symptoms of a brain injury include:
- General confusion
- Memory loss
- Slurred speech or difficulty putting thoughts together
- Frequent headaches, or a persistent headache that worsens over time
- Nausea or vomiting
- Blurry vision
- Dilated pupils or unequal pupils
- Changes in behavior or mood
Potential Brain Injury Damages
If a fall results in a brain injury for our Irvine clients, the damages of the accident can increase significantly. Brain injuries often result in long-lasting symptoms that require long-term treatment and an extended recovery period. When calculating fall damages for brain injury victims it is important that all areas of loss are considered, such as:
- Present medical bills
- Anticipated future medical expenses
- Ongoing therapy and/or rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of future wages or a loss of wage earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
Obtaining Compensation for Brain Injury Damages
Many slips and falls are preventable. If someone is injured in a fall that was caused by another person or party’s reckless or negligent actions, they have the right to pursue financial compensation for accident damages, including all losses stemming from accident injuries.
The brain injury attorneys at Burke Argos have represented numerous brain injury victims in the Irvine area. They understand the physical, emotional, and financial hardships that these types of injuries can cause. Our legal team is prepared to help clients fight for the maximum financial compensation they are due after a fall, so that they can focus all of their energy on healing and moving forward.
Contact Burke Argos
If you’ve been involved in a fall that resulted in a brain injury, you may be due financial compensation for injury damages. To explore your legal options, contact our attorneys online, or call Burke Argos at (949) 644-3434 to schedule a consultation.