If another person, party, or entity was responsible for your slip and fall accident that occurred in Fort Lauderdale, FL, you may be able to sue them and recover compensation for the traumatic brain injury (TBI) you suffered.
Falls can happen anywhere. You could be walking along Las Olas Beach when you encounter an uneven sidewalk. You could be out shopping at your local grocer when you slip on a puddle of liquid that was left on the floor. In fact, you could be inside your home walking into the kitchen and trip and fall over the rug. The point is, falls are a rather common occurrence and are “the most common cause of TBI’s” [Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]. According to the CDC, falls also account for over 800,000 visits to the hospital each year.
What are some of the symptoms associated with a TBI?
TBI symptoms vary as it depends on the degree of the actual injury. However, these are some of the common symptoms associated with a moderate to severe TBI.
- Persistent headache or headaches that that seem to worsen.
- Vomiting or nausea
- Convulsions or seizures
- Dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes.
- Clear fluids draining from the nose or ears.
- Unable to awaken from sleep.
- A weak or numb feeling in fingers and/or toes.
- Loss of coordination.
- Slurred speech
Because TBI’s vary in severity, this will indefinitely influence how much you can collect in compensation should you follow through with filing a lawsuit. Generally, the more serious your injury, the more you can demand from the at-fault party. Now, something you’ll want to take into account is if you are suing a government entity, there is a specific process you must follow when taking legal action. And if you are suing a business, the owner of it may have a lawyer of their own who will refute your claims and attempt to discredit your allegations.
Therefore, if you recently suffered a TBI and you believe it was caused as a result of another person’s negligence, you will want to contact Fort Lauderdale, FL accident attorney Gabriela C. Novo. You will need to provide evidence that (1) proves the party you are claiming was responsible for your slip and fall accident was negligent and (2) why you deserve compensation for your injuries. Not only will attorney Gabriela C. Novo determine what your case is worth, but she will provide you with the best legal representation available to help you obtain a favorable outcome.
TBI’s are serious injuries that have the ability to impact a person both physically and mentally. And if someone else’s careless behavior has led to you suffering from this type of injury, you should be properly compensated as a form of relief for the losses you have incurred. To schedule a time to sit down and speak with an experienced accident lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, FL and learn more about the steps you can take to hold the negligent party/person accountable, contact Gabriela C. Novo, P.A. at 954-822-5198 now.
Gabriela C. Novo, P.A. is located at:
200 S.E. 6th Street, Suite 102
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301