Slip and Fall Legal
Definition of Slip and Fall
Slip and fall, also known as a trip and fall, is a personal injury claim or case based on a person slipping (or tripping) and falling. It is a tort.1
Tort is recognized as a “civil wrong” that unfairly “causes someone else to suffer loss or harm”. Which would result in whoever is responsible for the act a legal liability.
Although torts cause legal action, it’s not always known as a crime. A tort is a lesser offense that can be caused by someone’s negligence.
Legal injuries: are not limited to physical injuries and may include emotional, economic, or reputational injuries as well as violations of privacy, property, or constitutional rights. Torts comprise such varied topics as automobile accidents, false imprisonment, defamation, product liability, copyright infringement, and environmental pollution (toxic torts). While many torts are the result of negligence, tort law also recognizes intentional torts, where a person has intentionally acted in a way that harms another, and in a few cases (particularly for product liability in the United States) “strict liability” which allows recovery without the need to demonstrate negligence.
Bob Barker Has a Nasty Slip and Fall
Who doesn’t know and love Bob Barker? He’s been on American television since as long as I can remember. Bob Barker is somewhat of an American Icon, he’s hosted several television shows which include: End of the Rainbow, The Family Game, as well as Simon Says. He’s hosted Game Shows as well. Mainly known for his lovable hosting skills on “The Price Is Right” and Truth or Consequences. In 2007 Barker finally retired. He’s received 19 Daytime Emmy Awards. Talk about an amazing life.
Sadly, he’s had to be hospitalized after he had a horrible slip and fall incident in the bathroom of his home in California.
According to reports, the incident caused the icon to slip and hit his head. Luckily, the ninety-three year old was able to call 911 after the incident. The medical responders rushed to his home. However, he didn’t want to ride in an ambulance so he had one of his staff drive him to the closest emergency room so that he could be checked out further.
Mr. Barker had to have a few tests done but luckily he was released pretty quickly. He’s said to be doing just fine however the fall was understandably pretty scary for him. This is the second time in a few years that he’s had to suffer with a scare like this.
Reportedly, Barker had a similar fall back in 2015. He also had to be rushed to the emergency room then too. In that particular fall he was simply going for a morning walk when he accidently tripped on the sidewalk just outside of his home. Luckily, there were already police officers in the area on another call and were able to get to him and preform first aid on the injured man.
Glad Mr. Barker is doing okay and has no visible scars on him. Hopefully he’s done enough scaring and he can enjoy a happy retirement.
Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney Los Angeles
Traumatic brain injuries can be devastating to victims and their families. Constant struggle to lead normal lives, while facing extreme pain, cognitive impairment, partial or full physical disability, and overwhelming financial stress can be too much to handle.
Trial attorneys at the DAG Law Firm, represent those who suffered traumatic brain injuries. Through our extensive experience, we are familiar with the challenges faced by our clients and their families. We fight the insurance companies that are quick to deny liability and blame the victim for the accident. We stand up for your rights and make sure that your voice is heard.
Is it a Traumatic Brain Injury?
You were in an accident, but did not suffer any “visible injuries”. All you got was a “bump” on the head. Now, you have a headache, nausea and loss of balance, slurred speech, memory problems, mood swings, confusion. What is going on?
The trial lawyers at the DAG Law Firm have represented many victims of brain injuries. Through our experience we have developed a wide network of brain injury experts including, surgeons, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, vocational experts and speech therapist. These medical professionals are specifically trained to diagnose and treat traumatic brain injuries. We have the resources to get you help that you need.
Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can happen when the head suddenly and with great force impacts an object. TBI can also occur when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.
Symptoms of mild TBI include: headache, confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurred vision or tired eyes, ringing in the ears, bad taste in the mouth, fatigue or lethargy, a change in sleep patterns, behavioral or mood changes, and trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking.
A victim with a moderate or severe TBI may show these same symptoms, but may also have a headache that gets worse or does not go away, repeated vomiting or nausea, convulsions or seizures, an inability to awaken from sleep, dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes, slurred speech, weakness or numbness in the extremities, loss of coordination, and increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation.
Receive Expert Legal Counsel
If you or a loved one suffered a head or brain injury in an accident, your quality of life may be greatly diminished. The trial attorneys at the DAG Law Firm will help you understand your rights and options by determining:
- The cause of the injury
- Who caused the injury
- Who or what entity is liable for the injury.
Recovering Compenstation for a Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury accidents can result in extensive and severe physical disability, emotional upset, and significant financial burdens. Whether faced with ongoing medical expenses, or loss of wages due to injury or loss of employment, our attorneys will support and assist you to receive full and fair compensation. You may be entitled to receive compensation for the following types of losses:
- Past Medical Expenses
- Future Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Loss of Earnings Capacity
- Property Damage
- Pain, Suffering and Inconvenience
Contact a Los Angeles Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney Now
If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury, call (Phone Number) for your free consultation with an experienced attorney at the DAG Law Firm.
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