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3 traumatic brain injuries after a slip-and-fall accident

On Behalf of | Aug 4, 2023 | Personal Injury

Many people slip and fall without experiencing any injuries. As people get older, they grow more susceptible to serious injuries after slip-and-fall accidents. 

One of the most dangerous places to suffer an injury after a slip and fall is the head. Here are a few traumatic brain injuries you could suffer after a slip-and-fall accident: 

1. Concussion

Concussions are one of the most common injuries someone may sustain after any accident that harms their head. Many people suffer concussions in car wrecks, sports injuries and slip-and-fall accidents. 

A concussion is the result of the head getting hit or struck, causing the brain to release chemicals. When the brain releases chemicals, the victim may feel nauseous and fatigued, experience memory issues and blackout. Victims may recover from their injuries, but some people have suffered long-term effects.

2. Brain bruising and bleeding

When someone slips and falls, they may suffer a bruise on their brain. The brain bruise may swell similarly to a bruise anywhere else on the body. However, a swelling around a bruise on the brain could place unnecessary pressure on delicate tissues and cause more damage as time goes on. 

If the swelling doesn’t go down, the bruise may begin to bleed. The bleeding could also damage brain tissue and cells. People who sustain brain bruising and bleeding without treatment are likely to suffer long-term disability or fatal injuries. 

3. Skull fracture

Someone may slip and fall and hit their head on something sharp, such as the edge of a stair or a brick. If this happens, the skull could fracture. A minor fracture may not cause immense medical difficulties and could even heal over time. But, a major skull fracture could cause an impression in the skull, putting pressure on the brain or fracture. A fractured skull may splinter bone fragments in the brain. The brain may then suffer cuts that bleed, which may be fatal. 

If you’re suffering from medical conditions after a slip-and-fall accident, then you may have lots of medical bills. It may help to learn about your legal options when seeking relief after your injuries.