If you have slipped and struck your head while walking on someone else’s property, it is important that you report the accident to property management and seek immediate medical attention. Any time there is blunt force trauma to the head there is the potential for a concussion. Slip-and-fall head injuries can be very serious and the symptoms can get worse over time if they are not properly diagnosed and treated.
Determining if you have suffered a concussion is not always easy. There are many different symptoms of concussions and you do not have to experience loss of consciousness to suffer one. Some of the most common symptoms include headaches, confusion, amnesia, dizziness, ringing in the ears, nausea, and slurred speech. Anyone who has hurt their head in a slip-and-fall accident and is experiencing any of these symptoms would be well advised to see a doctor right away.
Pursuing compensation for losses suffered in a slip-and-fall accident can be a complicated process. The victim will have to prove that the accident resulted from a hazardous condition, which the owner was aware of and failed to fix. Was the dangerous condition marked with cones or warning signs? Should the property owner or management have known about the hazardous condition? In such cases, a premises liability claim can hold the negligent owner responsible for the accident.
A skilled premises liability attorney can prove liability for the accident and help the victim seek compensation for their losses. Damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering may be considered in a civil lawsuit. A skilled slip-and-fall accident attorney can help the victim determine all of the compensation that is available to him or her.
The skilled slip-and-fall injury lawyers in New Jersey at Lependorf & Silverstein have a long and successful track record of helping slip-and-fall accident victims obtain fair compensation for their losses. Please contact us at (609) 240-0040 to obtain more information about pursuing your legal rights.