Brain Injuries Caused by Falls
Falls are the most frequent cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When people fall, they can hit their head on an object, the floor or the ground. The brain may be injured by the force of the impact bouncing the brain against the skull or by a penetrating head injury.
Either situation can cause mild, moderate or severe TBI. If a family member has suffered any type of TBI, he or she may need compensation for medical bills, lost wages, living expenses and other related costs. The Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo & San Francisco attorneys at Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C., have extensive experience with brain injury cases. We can help your family recover damages from the negligent party. Please call (415) 433-4440 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with an Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo or San Francisco personal injury lawyer.
What Caused the Fall?
A slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident can happen indoors or out. People slip on wet or slick surfaces, spills, puddles or pooled water, and oily surfaces. Railing and balcony collapses cause people to fall and hit their heads. They can also trip on uneven surfaces, pavement cracks, ripped carpet, broken steps or tiles, or over objects on the ground. Slipping or tripping on stairs without a handrail can cause falls, TBI and closed-head injuries.
Residential, public and commercial property owners have a responsibility to take reasonable precautions to protect the safety of guests and visitors. If their negligence caused your injury, we may be able to file a premises liability suit for damages for your losses.
Workers in any occupation can slip or trip and fall. However, construction workers, roofers and painters are at increased risk because they work on dangerous surfaces and at elevated heights.
Types of Brain Injury Claims From Falls
Our law firm can handle any brain injury claim caused by a fall, including those involving:
- Railing/balcony collapses
- Stairway collapse
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Trip-and-fall accidents
- Maritime accidents
- Construction accidents
- Falls from roofs, ladders and scaffolds
- Falls at work
- Falls in nursing homes
- Falls in stores, gas stations, malls and at pools
Brain Injury From a Fall in Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo or San Francisco
To schedule a free initial consultation, please call (415) 433-4440 today.