Attorney to File a Trigeminal Neuralgia Slip & Fall Lawsuit

Slipping and falling at your favorite restaurant or corner grocery store can be traumatic in itself. Often victims of slip and fall accidents are diagnosed with minor bumps and bruises. However, in some cases, victims of slip and fall victims are left with lifelong debilitating conditions that can affect their overall well-being and make the day-to-day routine a struggle. TGN or Trigeminal Neuralgia is one of these debilitating conditions, and it can leave victims with chronic pain that can be difficult or even impossible to recover from fully. Fortunately, if you or a loved one have been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia after a slip and fall accident, you may be able to sue the property owner responsible for the damages that you endured. Although, when filing these suits it is highly recommended that you seek legal representation from an attorney with experience in trigeminal neuralgia cases. At Normandie Law Firm our well-versed Los Angeles trigeminal neuralgia attorneys can walk you through the often complicated process of building a case, filing a claim, and reaching a satisfactory settlement for your case. If you have any questions regarding TGN, please do not hesitate to contact our law offices so that you can speak to one of our many skilled legal advisors.

Slip and Fall Accidents & The Responsibility of Property Owners
Slip and fall and trip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, from your favorite corner café to a large-scale department store. In most cases, these accidents can result in minor injuries, however, in some situations victims can be diagnosed with something as damaging and traumatic as Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN). As mentioned prior slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere for any number of causes, some common causes of slip and fall accidents include:

  • Broken pavement in a parking lot
  • Loose carpeting at an office building
  • Poor lighting at a grocery store
  • A damaged step in a movie theatre
  • An ice slick on pavement

Property owners owe all of their visitors and patrons a level of safety and security. This level of safety includes notifying visitors of potential hazards within a reasonable amount of time, and taking action and remedying a hazard. If a property owner fails to do so, they could face some truly damaging legal consequences as a result. Under the premises liability legal theory, if a property owner fails to provide a safe and secure environment for their guests and patrons, and an individual is injured, that individual has every right to sue for the damages. The components of filing a lawsuit for premises liability are bulleted as follows:

  • There was a dangerous condition or potentially dangerous condition on the property, like an uneven floor or slippery surface, that presented an unreasonable risk to patrons.
  • The property owner should have been reasonably aware of the dangerous condition
  • The property owner failed to warn guests and other third-party patrons of an unreasonable condition or did not take reasonable action to remedy the issue at large.
  • The hazardous condition resulted in injury — the injury which you have.

If you were diagnosed with Trigeminal neuralgia due to a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, you have every right to sue the property owner on the basis of premises liability legal theory. Trigeminal neuralgia is a debilitating condition, and it can leave victims with a lifetime of trauma and pain. For this reason, it is in your best interest to seek legal representation from a trigeminal neuralgia injury accident lawyer to walk you through the process and represent you and your case in court.

What Is Trigeminal Neuralgia?
Trigeminal Neuralgia is a debilitating and painful condition that affects the trigeminal nerve located in the head. Damage to this nerve, or pressure applied to this nerve can affect the nerves in the lips, scalp, nose, forehead, and upper and lower jaw. TGN is typically characterized in the medical community as arising in two of the following forms:

  • TN1: Often referred to as the ‘classic’ form of Trigeminal neuralgia, TN1 is described as a periodic or episodic pain. This pain is often described by victims as being sporadic, burning, or even shock-like.
  • TN2: TN2 is a form of TGN that is termed as ‘atypical’ as the pain it causes is constant, and can have long periods of non-stop affliction. This pain is described as a burning or stabbing pain. While less severe than TN1, TN2 can last for days, weeks, months or even years.

Some victims of TGN have claimed to feel both forms of the condition at differing times. This pain is often debilitating and is considered as one of the most painful conditions known in the medical community. What is even more unfortunate, is that there is no cure for TGN. While there are a variety of treatments that many physicians employ, there is no guarantee that this treatment will mitigate a patient’s pain entirely. However, as with most nerve damage disorders, the sooner you treat the condition, the more likely you will be able to fight the pain. If you or a loved one have felt any of the following symptoms after a slip and fall accident you may want to consult the skilled diagnosis of a medical professional:

  • Episodes which grow in intensity and frequency as time goes on
  • A continuous spasm-like pain that is characterized by aching, or burning.
  • Pain that is focused in the areas related to the trigeminal nerve. This includes the check, jaw, teeth, gums, lips, or even the eyes and forehead.
  • Pain that lasts for a few seconds to many minutes that comes and goes over a period
  • Pain that lasts for several days, weeks, or even months. Sometimes in severe cases, TGN can cause pain that never fades.
  • Pain that is felt on one side of the face, or both sides of the face.
  • Pain that is described an electric shock
  • Pain that is triggered by any actions involving the face. This can include brushing teeth or even speaking.

Trigeminal Neuralgia has a multitude of causes from old age, to tumors putting pressure on the sensitive nerve. Unfortunately, trigeminal neuralgia can be caused by a slip and fall or trip and fall accident as well. For this reason, if you were diagnosed with TGN after slipping and falling at a business or property, you may be able to file a claim for significant monetary compensation to cover the damages you suffered.

Suing A Property Owner For TGN After A Slip and Fall Accident
The process of suing a property owner or business owner after suffering a slip and fall accident can be a somewhat complicated process. Fortunately, with the help of an experienced lawyer that takes TGN slip and fall cases, you can prove the property owner’s negligence and receive significant monetary compensation for your damages. When filing a claim on the basis of premises liability, it is crucial that you report your accident to a manager or property owner as soon as possible. The sooner you report your accident, the less likely they will be able to dispute any of your claims. As well as reporting your accident it is also important that you gather adequate evidence. This evidence can include the following items:

  • Photographic evidence showing the hazard
  • Video footage detailing how the accident occurred
  • Testimonies from eyewitnesses
  • Medical records or billing detailing specific injuries

In Slip and fall accident injury cases, the evidence you gather can play a crucial role in the outcome of your case. Substantial evidence can be used to prove the negligence of the property owner. Through a claim of negligence, you must show that the property owner acted negligently by not remedying a hazard and that these negligent actions directly led to your injuries. Filing and proving a claim of negligence can be a somewhat challenging process. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you seek legal guidance from a lawyer with expertise in TGN slip and fall accident cases. The essential components of a claim of negligence are listed as follows:

  • Duty: The plaintiff (injured or damaged party) must be able to show that the defendant (property owner) owed a legal obligation to the plaintiff regarding the situation of the case;
  • Breach: The plaintiff must be able to show that the defendant breached said legal duty through specific actions or failure to act appropriately;
  • Causation: The plaintiff must be able to show that the defendant’s actions or lack thereof caused the plaintiff’s injuries;
  • Damages: The plaintiff must be able to show that they endured some specific damages. This aspect can usually be shown through the presentation of medical records, a loss of wages, or a loss of potential income.

Another important aspect of any personal injury case is the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is the period in which a victim has to bring their case to court. If they fail to file their case within the described period, they could find their case dismissed from court entirely. The statute of limitations varies from state to state and can change depending on the specific aspects of a case. For example, if you were diagnosed with TGN after a slip and fall accident in the state of California, you will more than likely have two years from the date of the accident to bring your case to court. The statute of limitations can become quite complicated as there are some exceptions to the ruling that may or may not be evident in your case. For this reason, among many others, it is highly recommended that you seek legal guidance from an attorney well-versed in the subject of slip and fall and TGN cases. Having the right attorney by your side can make the difference between earning compensation to cover all of the damages that you suffered and having to endure the full impact of the damages without assistance.

How Normandie Law Firm Can Help
Trigeminal Neuralgia can leave victims with a chronic and debilitating pain that can be difficult to treat, let alone recover from. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with TGN after a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, you might be eligible to file a claim for compensation to cover the damages that you suffered. However, when filing these claims, it is in your best interest that you seek legal representation for your case. At Normandie Law Firm our Los Angeles trigeminal neuralgia lawyers are committed to ensuring all of our clients have the resources they need to earn the compensation they deserve. If you file a claim with our law firm, you may be entitled to receive

  • All of your medical and hospitalization bills, including any and all future medical treatment you may need as a result of your accident.
  • The lost wages you were incapable of working due to your injuries and recovery time.
  • Compensable economic damages including any property damage.
  • Compensable non-economic damages include emotional distress, trauma, PTSD resulting from the accident, pain and suffering and anxiety.

Victims of TGN after a slip and fall accident or other accident can call our law office today to know how they can get compensation. While our law firm is based in Los Angeles, our attorneys also practice in Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, Orange County, Riverside, Fresno, and throughout the state of California.

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