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Did you hit your head in a slip and fall accident?

Slip and fall accidents can cause more than just broken bones and bruises. A serious fall, especially a fall where you hit your head, can also lead to different types of traumatic brain injuries.

Identifying the signs and symptoms early is essential for treatment and recovery.


One of the most common symptoms of a TBI is headaches that do not go away and may get worse over time. If you find yourself dealing with headaches, either dull and constant pain or intermittent throbbing, after your fall, this could indicate a brain injury.

Memory problems

Another red flag is if you start having problems remembering things that were easy for you before. This may include appointments and medications, recent events or conversations, where you put things or familiar names and faces. If you are struggling to concentrate, mentally “foggy” and forgetful in the weeks after your fall, ask your doctor about possible brain trauma.

Emotional changes

An injury to areas of your brain that regulate personality and emotions can result in marked changes such as depression, anxiety, irritability, aggression and lack of motivation. These mood swings and emotional disturbances in the aftermath of the slip and fall could mean that you have suffered a TBI requiring prompt attention.

You should never take a head injury lightly, especially if it occurs due to a fall. Noting the symptoms and bringing them up with your doctor right away may help prevent long-term damage and disability. With proper diagnosis and treatment, many patients make a full recovery and gather the documentation necessary for a personal injury claim.