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Georgia Slip-and-fall Accidents: A Common Cause of Brain Injuries

Slip-and-fall accidents in Georgia cause unsuspecting pedestrians a variety of injuries. From broken bones to knee and brain injuries, victims of slip-and-fall accidents suffer as a result of negligence by property owners. When a property owner fails to clean up a water spill, fix a broken stair or concrete, or fails to pick up hazardous objects, people can—and do—get hurt. 

When people get injured on another person’s property due to hazardous conditions, the injuries can be serious and even fatal. It is estimated that 16,000 people annually die from slip-and-fall accidents, and many suffer brain injuries that lead to permanent injuries and disabilities. When the ground surface is determined to be hazardous, and the property owner should have been aware of the hazard or failed to make the necessary repairs, the property owner can be held liable for all damages, including those from Georgia brain injury victims suffer.

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered one of the most severe outcomes of slip-and-fall accidents in Fayette County because the brain is responsible for the following:

  • Language and speaking
  • Hearing
  • Five senses
  • Emotions
  • Attention
  • Memory
  • Problem solving
  • Organizing
  • Processing 
  • Behavior

When the brain is injured, any one of the aforementioned brain responsibilities can be forever changed. When people slip and fall, they may not even notice they suffered a brain injury immediately. It may take someone close to them to notice their behavioral changes or diminished ability to function. Sadly, brain injuries from slip-and-fall accidents cause lifestyle changes. Victims may not be able to function or work like they used to, which will affect them personally and professionally. For this reason, property owners who fail to keep their premises safe should be responsible for the huge lifestyle changes victims of brain injuries endure. 

For help making sure the grocery store, business, or property owner is held responsible in your case, you should work with a skilled Peachtree City slip-and-fall lawyer to make sure you are receiving the maximum compensation possible. To find out about your rights, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith for a free consultation at (770) 487-8999.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia