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Falls are the Leading Cause of Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can lead to serious long term consequences and may require intensive medical care. As a result, people who sustain brain injuries because of someone else’s negligence may be entitled to significant compensation from the responsible party. Damages available in a traumatic brain injury case can include medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and loss of quality of life. An attorney who is experienced in handling TBI lawsuits can help you evaluate your case and determine whether you may have a legal claim for the injuries you sustained. The Law Offices of Shane Smith is comprised of experienced TBI attorneys who are standing by and ready to help you start putting your life back together after a brain injury.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries in the United States. In fact, falls account for 35.2% of all brain injuries, with the second leading cause being motor vehicle accidents, which cause 17.3% of traumatic brain injuries. Falls can occur for a variety of reasons, but when they occur because of a condition for which another person or party is responsible, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. Some common causes of falls that may give rise to legal liability include the following:

  • Slippery floors
  • Debris or trash on floors
  • Cracks in pavement
  • Poor lighting conditions
  • Icy conditions
  • Lack of handrails on stairs
  • Uneven floors
  • Holes in floors

 

In order to determine whether the cause of your fall was due to someone else’s negligence, you should have your case reviewed by an experienced Coweta County personal injury attorney. Even if you were partially responsible for the fall, you still may be able to recover from the person or party that caused or should have remedied the hazardous condition.

Contact a Coweta County brain injury attorney to schedule a free consultation

Brain injuries can range from mild concussions to serious injuries that lead to long-term complications. Sometimes, what may initially appear as a mild injury does not resolve as expected and may cause a person to miss work or decrease their enjoyment of life. As a result, it is important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible after your accident to start to put together a case. To schedule a consultation with one our experienced TBI attorneys, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999 today.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia