Everywhere you go including the grocery store, mall, department store, work, or any location can present dangers that could lead to a slip and fall accident. When lighting is dim, walkways are cluttered, liquid pools on the floor, carpet is torn, premises are poorly maintained, or a hazardous environmental factor occurs, people can fall to the ground and hit their heads—suffering serious injuries such as head injuries. Even a mild head injury in a slip and fall accident can cause a person problems.
If you have hit your head on the ground in a Florida slip and fall accident, please be aware of the following symptoms that could indicate a head injury:
• Dizziness and blurred vision
• Nausea and vomiting
• Trouble balancing and walking
• Issues talking normally
• Concentration issues
• Trouble processing information
• Memory loss
Head injuries—even mild head injuries—can affect victims in more ways than one. Not only do head injuries cause physical injuries, but they also cause memory problems, trouble thinking, behavioral problems, and other issues.
Mild Head Injuries Are Serious Injuries
Insurance companies like to get away with paying victims of slip and fall accidents as little money as possible for their injuries. Although you would like to think that an insurance adjuster would give adequate compensation to someone who has just suffered a head injury, this isn’t the case.
Insurance adjusters are trained to settle cases for pennies on the dollar. They do this by undervaluing cases and letting you know that your injury isn’t that severe to warrant a larger financial recovery. However, we know the severity that a mild head injury can cause a person, and will fight for victims of slip and fall accidents to receive fair and just compensation.
It is important to have someone on your side who knows the law and knows what your case is worth in order to make sure you receive the amount you are due. To learn about your rights to compensation following your head injury, contact an experienced slip and fall lawyer in South Florida at the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 for a free consultation today.