Many in Rochester may believe that the chances of suffering a traumatic brain injury (or witnessing a family member or friend sustaining one) are remote. Yet TBIs are much more common that most may think. In fact, information shared by the International Brain Injury Association shows that one million Americans are treated for TBIs annually. Of those who receive such treatment, 80,000 are believed to be discharged from their treatment with some form of disability related to their injuries. Such disabilities may require extensive care and rehabilitation, which can translate to inordinate medical costs. Knowing what those costs may be could influence the decision to seek legal action against those who may be responsible for their TBIs.
Slip and fall accidents are quite common in Minnesota, especially during the winter months when sidewalks, parking lot and other surfaces become slippery due to ice or standing water. If you suffer a slip and fall accident, it can cause serious injury. Being aware of your surroundings can help decrease the likelihood that you will become a victim of a fall. It can help to understand the four types of falls that occur.