When you discover that you have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) after a slip and fall accident, you might wonder how this type of injury is different from a non-traumatic brain injury. While the name might lead you to believe that a non-traumatic brain injury isn't as serious, they are actually both serious injuries. If you suffered a TBI after a slip and fall accident, it's important to speak with an attorney to determine if you have a legal case.
Traumatic Vs. Non-Traumatic Brain Injuries
A TBI simply refers to any injury caused by an external force. For example, if your brain was deprived of oxygen after you stopped breathing, this would be considered a non-traumatic brain injury. But for a slip and fall accident, your injury would be considered traumatic.
What To Do After A Slip And Fall Accident
After the slip and fall accident, you'll want to head to the emergency room immediately. Brain injuries are very serious and can quickly be fatal. Your recovery will be based on how quickly you are able to receive medical treatment. Also, visiting an emergency room and receiving a diagnosis will allow you to prove that you suffered damage as a result of your accident.
You Must Act Quickly To Preserve Evidence
With slip and fall cases, the evidence can disappear very easily. Therefore, you should also contact a TBI attorney as quickly as possible.
For example, if a frozen pipe burst at a local business and the business continued to operate rather than close down temporarily to fix the issue, you could end up slipping on a very wet floor. After the accident, the business owner might act quickly to cover up evidence of their negligence.
An attorney would file a motion with the court to preserve evidence so that surveillance camera footage cannot be deleted. The surveillance footage might show the dangerously wet floor and could then be used to prove that the building owner was at fault for the TBI.
Focus On Your Recovery
While your attorney is working on your case, you'll be focused on recovering from your TBI. Once you know the full extent of your injuries, your attorney will help you build a case for why you should be entitled to compensation. You can then attempt to reach a settlement with the company that insures the building where the accident occurred.
For more information, contact a TBI attorney near you.
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