According to the website PennRecord.com, a site that highlights many PA lawsuits, a case was recently settled in the Philly area regarding a slip and fall incident in Macy's. Within the article, it states that a woman was injured at a Macy's department store after tripping and falling on a rubber-edged floor mat near the entrance/exit area of the store. As a result of her fall, she sustained serious facial, arm, back, and leg injuries. The long-term effects of her fall also included secondary issues including insomnia, depression, and anxiety. The case was settled outside of court for an undisclosed amount.
Sometimes, people who are victims of a car crash often experience concussions or another form of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Although the signs associated with this injury may not immediately be present, the symptoms may manifest themselves days or weeks later. Many common symptoms related to TBIs include headaches, dizziness, disorientation, changes in sleep patterns, and gaps in or loss of portions of memory. Other more immediate symptoms may include vomiting and/or loss of vision.
In the Philadelphia area, a couple is has sued Wal-Mart for negligence on the store's part, which the couple felt led to a slip-and-fall accident. The couple were shopping a Wal-Mart when one of them slipped on oil that was spilled on the floor. The woman who fell sustained injuries to her spine, hip, and knees. The couple is seeking damages of about $50,000 as a result.
Often when people hear about traumatic brain injuries, they tend to envision accidents related to sports. In reality, falls are the number one leading cause of traumatic brain injuries, followed closely by car crashes. This information, courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control, is true across all age groups.
How much do you really know about traumatic brain injuries? Although this injury has made many headlines in the news in the past few years, the cause, symptoms, and treatments remain a mystery to many. Many websites have compiled information about traumatic brain injuries to help educate the general public. Of these websites is the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC), which has myriad information relating to traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and burn injuries. For those who may want to educate themselves more on the causes, signs, and treatment of traumatic brain injuries, their website may be a good place to begin. Click here for the direct link to their TBI page.
Do you know the steps to take when you are involved in a motor vehicle accident? Maybe you or a friend or family member was recently a part of a car accident and has questions about what will happen next. Anticipating this need, the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles has information in DMV.org that walks you through the steps to take in an accident. Of course, getting the other party's information is critical, as well as notifying any emergency and first responders of the accident.
Canadians across the country are currently observing June as National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Although the United States currently observes this period in March, now is another time to raise awareness about the seriousness and potential lasting consequences of a significant brain injury. Johns Hopkins Medical Center has created a useful website that discussses the many types of brain injuries, how they occur, and the deficits associated with a brain injury. To learn more, please visit their website.