Slip and fall accidents can seem harmless. Unfortunately, a common slip and fall accident can result in a serious brain injury. When this happens as a result of the negligence or carelessness of another, victims have legal rights through a premises liability lawsuit.
The most common causes of slip and fall accidents that result from the negligence or carelessness of property owners include:
When any of these conditions exist, it is the legal responsibility of the property owner or manager to fix the problem in a reasonable period once the condition is reported. Routine inspection and maintenance of public and private property are also the responsibility of the property owner or manager.
When a victim falls to the ground, they often bang their head on a hard surface. When a person falls forward, they can injure the frontal lobes of the brain, and when they fall backward, they can seriously damage the back of their brain and the brain stem. Injuries to the brain can result in the following:
Victims of brain injuries can recover from the trauma to their brain, but in a large majority of incidents, permanent damage occurs. Temporary and permanent disability can make it difficult or even impossible to work or live independently. Emergency and ongoing medical expenses, physical and cognitive therapy, and loss of income can place a severe financial burden on a victim and their family.
When a brain injury occurs, it is important to consult with an experienced premises liability lawyer. A reputable attorney will be able to review the details of the slip and fall accident and determine the best legal strategy.
If you suffered a brain injury resulting from a slip and fall accident, call the Philadelphia premises liability lawyers at Galfand Berger LLP. We will review your case . Call us at 800-222-8792 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today. Located in Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Lancaster, and Reading, Pennsylvania, we serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including Allentown and Harrisburg.