Slip and Fall Incidents Can Lead to Concussions
It seems like a weekly occurrence, but our beautiful state is under siege from yet another significant snow storm. We cannot stress enough how serious this type of weather can be, especially for your well-being. Snowstorms can cause school closures, power outages, and car accidents when the roads get slick.
But, slip and fall injuries tend to get overlooked. Why? Because they aren’t news headline grabbers, but they should be. Slip and fall injuries don’t affect large groups of people in most cases. Usually, it involves one person who suffered only minor injuries. With all of this snow eventually turning into ice after it begins to melt, New Jersey residents should be on the lookout for slick spots with every step they take.
Slipping on the snow and ice can cause an assortment of injuries with varying ranges of severity. These injuries can include:
- Bruises, bumps, and cuts
- Soft tissue injuries, sprains, and ligament/tendon tears
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
Slip & Fall Accidents and Concussions
Some of those injuries, if left untreated, can be detrimental to one’s health. For example, a concussion that occurs because of a slip and fall accident might not present symptoms for hours or days after the incident. When the symptoms finally do occur, one might not be able to correlate the issues with the slip and fall incident.
Let’s say you do slip on a slick sidewalk on your street, falling and hitting your head on the hard concrete. You feel slightly dazed but brush it off like nothing happened. You notice a slight bump on your head too, but don’t think much of that either. Two days pass, and you feel all out of sorts. You’re extremely tired and very, very dizzy.
You get your friend to take you to a doctor, where you find out that you are suffering from the effects of a concussion. You are worried about your health, along with being furious that a slick sidewalk caused you to hit your head. What now?
Before we get to what one should do in this situation, let’s highlight the symptoms of a concussion:
- Loss of Consciousness
Now back to securing justice. When suffering from a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you are not legally responsible or the liable party. In the situation above, the town you live in is responsible for cleaning the public sidewalks and walkways. They are at fault and should be responsible for whatever damages and injuries you are suffering from, including earnings lost and medical bills.
If they don’t believe that they caused your injury because of their negligence, you are going to need an experienced slip and fall attorney on your side who will bring you justice.
Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone today for a free evaluation of your case. We look forward to hearing from you.