The determination of fault is central to any car accident case. The responding law enforcement agency usually makes the initial determination of fault. However, law enforcement officers typically lack in-depth training in accident reconstruction, and insurance adjusters are incentivized to ensure that the insurance company pays out as little as possible.
When it comes to determining fault, it is not always down to the insurance adjuster’s decision. The best chance at resolving a case in your favor is to contact an experienced personal injury attorney who will examine all the evidence and fight for you. If you’ve been injured in a car accident in New York and are uncertain about who is at fault, contact Proner & Proner for a free case evaluation.
Slip and fall accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI). When a person falls, their head may hit the ground or an object, causing the brain to move within the skull and potentially resulting in a TBI.
Slip and Fall Accidents that cause brain injuries most often occur because of walkway hazards, such as a spill, an object, a defect, or another obstruction. Accidents on a sidewalk, street, store, or even in your apartment building can cause severe or even catastrophic injuries to the brain.
Slip and fall accidents that cause a brain injury can be caused by:
Spilled or tracked liquids
Food dropped onto the floor, especially in grocery stores or restaurants
Tracked-in snow or rainwater
Recently mopped or waxed floors
Uneven or slippery stairs
Items in the walkway or cluttering the floor
Cracks, breaks, and potholes in sidewalks and parking lots
Weathering and damage from salt on the pavement
Unmarked ramps or step-ups
Cords across the walkway
Garbage or clutter on the floor or ground
Broken tiles or cracked linoleum
Rolled or folded rugs
Snow, ice, or muddy ground conditions
These dangerous situations may happen because the property owner or the person responsible for keeping the property safe fails to do their job. If you can prove that the property owner knew about the dangerous condition or should have known about it, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the property owner and their insurance company for failure to keep the property safe, causing your injury.
If you have slipped and fallen and believe you may now have a brain injury, look out for headaches, dizziness, nausea, confusion, memory loss, and difficulty concentrating. If you experience any symptoms after a slip and fall accident, seeking medical attention right away is crucial. Regarding TBI, it is essential to remember that even if it is only mild, it still constitutes a serious injury.
To win a lawsuit for a slip and fall that resulted in a brain injury, you must prove that your injury was caused by the accident where you fell. An excellent way to do this is by showing your medical records. The doctors and medical professionals who treated you for your traumatic brain injury will examine you before diagnosing your injury. Your medical record would contain your examination, diagnostic testing, and imaging information. It would also be noted in your medical history if you showed any brain injury symptoms.
Moreover, your medical records from before the brain injury may help to prove that you didn’t have any preexisting conditions or a previous brain injury. The property owner where you slipped and fell may attempt to defend themselves from responsibility for your damages by claiming that your brain injury was sustained before you fell on their property or that you had preexisting health issues that contributed to your traumatic brain injury.
Another thing to look out for is the property owner’s insurance company contacting you and offering a low settlement soon after your accident. They hope you will not have retained a personal injury lawyer and will settle for much less than you’re owed.
Talking to an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you avoid becoming a victim of these predatory practices after a brain injury. Instead, your attorney can help you put forth your strongest possible case and ensure you get the medical treatment you need to recover from your brain injury.
Get Advice From An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
Proner & Proner is a law firm that helps people injured in all kinds of slip and fall accidents, including those where you may have suffered a brain injury. We have helped clients win over 500 million dollars in settlements and verdicts.
Our firm represents slip and fall accident injury victims on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid if we help you recover. We understand the immense costs associated with a brain injury, so we offer free initial consultations to clients who have been hurt due to someone else’s disregard for safety. At Proner & Proner, we can quickly help you get the medical care and compensation you deserve.
If you have suffered injuries due to a car accident and want our firm to represent you, please call us at (800) 321-1234.