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Premises liability: Slip-and-fall accidents and brain injuries

Whether they occur indoor or outdoor, slip-and-fall accidents can have some severe consequences for the victims. When it comes to injuries suffered from such incidents, there are many that can happen; however, brain injuries tend to be the most serious. Connecticut residents who have suffered injuries in slip-and-fall accidents due to potential negligence may be able to pursue premises liability claims against those believed responsible.

Property owners have a duty to keep their properties free from potential hazards. This means that if anything requires repairs, it is to be addressed as soon as possible. If something cannot be fixed, warning signs should be posted or guests should be given verbal warning of the issue. Failure to do these things is considered negligence on the property owner's part, and he or she may then be held liable for any damages suffered by the victim.

Slip-and-fall accidents that may result in brain injuries often occur due to icy walkways, wet floors, broken railings, poor lighting, uneven surfaces and a variety of other issues that would cause one to fall and hit his or her head. Not all head injuries may seem bad at first, but over time, symptoms may present that could be a sign of a potential brain injury. These symptoms include:

  • Dizziness
  • Migraines
  • Reduction in mental capacity
  • Nausea
  • Loss of consciousness

Brain injuries can have temporary or permanent affects that can greatly impact one's quality of life. Those in Connecticut who have suffered such injuries due to slip-and-fall accidents may have legal recourse. An experienced attorney can assist victims file premises liability claims against property owners in an effort to seek compensation for any resulting losses.

Source: FindLaw, "Traumatic Brain Injury Caused by Slip and Fall", Accessed on Dec. 16, 2016

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