Chances are, you’re likely staying home to follow the medical and state advisory to practice social distancing and shelter in place. If you’re one of the lucky ones, you get to work from home to continue earning an income and keeping your sanity, possibly better than others.
However, as we’re sure you’ve heard, a majority of accidents happen within the home, and one of the most catastrophic injuries you can sustain is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). You can receive one from a quick slip and fall accident, from an aggressive strike to the head, or from gaseous poisoning. Regardless of how you received it, you’ll face medical bills, pain, reduced mobility, limited cognitive function, and if you’re particularly unlucky, death.
We’ve got a few tips to mitigate the chances of sustaining a TBI in your home and needing a Denver traumatic brain injury attorney by your side.
Replace carbon monoxide detector batteries. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer and you may not know you’re succumbed to its poison and gotten a TBI before it’s too late. Making sure your detectors are fully functional is imperative as carbon monoxide can seep throughout your house from any number of places and appliances.
Keep walkways, especially near stairs, clear. The last thin you want is to trip on some small trinket and fall down the stairwell like some outlandish cartoon character. The only difference is, they’ll get up and make a joke. You, on the other hand, might be out cold for some time and not remember where you are, nor how to speak properly.
Avoid heavy lifting if you can help it. This goes for anyone else living in your home, such as roommates, souses, or relatives. A heavy item and a bit o carelessness can result in one good hit to the head and a TBI for the unlucky victim.
And there you have it! Three simple tips to avoid getting a TBI and needing a Denver TBI lawyer to suss out if there was any foul play from manufacturers, landlords, or other entities. However if you think you have sustained a TBI, contact our offices immediately to speak with a Denver brain injury attorney so that we can go over the details of your case and determine the next steps to take.