Car accidents often result in a variety of injuries, with some even proving life-threatening. One such serious injury is a brain bleed. Brain bleeds occur when blood vessels in the head rupture and cause blood to get trapped between your brain and your skull resulting in dangerous pressure on the brain. Brain bleeds caused by a car accident often result from the whiplash of the head, when your cerebrum quickly and forcefully strikes back and forth on your skull.
One of the biggest hurdles in quickly diagnosing a brain bleed is the fact that these injuries don’t often present noticeable symptoms until days or even weeks have gone by. Unfortunately, this can often be the difference between life and death or often permanent brain damage. This is why you should always seek immediate medical attention after any car accident.
Since symptoms often take a while to present, it’s actually diagnostic tests and scans that can help to save your life. When you go to the hospital, a doctor will perform the proper tests to determine if you have suffered any internal injuries, especially to your head. This can help to diagnose your injury with enough time to best treat it.
Without treatment, a brain bleed will only continue to worsen and cause more damage such as the inability to breathe, loss of consciousness, permanent brain damage, or death.
What Are the Symptoms of a Brain Bleed?
While it’s always a good idea to seek immediate medical attention following an accident, even if you don’t you should still be ready to do so immediately upon experiencing any of the following brain bleed injury symptoms:
- Severe headache (suddenly and near the back of the head)
- Loss of feeling
- Paralysis or difficulty with movement
- Stiff neck
- Slurred speech
- Nausea and vomiting
- Muscles that ache
- Sudden loss of or decreased consciousness
- Changes to mood or personality
- Vision issues
- Sensitivity to light
Compensation for Your Injuries
If you suffer a brain bleed from a car accident, you can sue the at-fault driver for economic damages, such as medical bills and lost wages, as well as pain and suffering.
Surovell Isaacs & Levy PLC Can Help Those in VA who Have Been Injured in a Car Accident
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident, it can be devastating. But while you should be focused on healing from the accident, you will be left to deal with how you are going to pay all related costs. This is why it’s in your best interest to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced car accident attorney.
At Surovell Isaacs & Levy PLC, our personal injury attorneys understand the significance of your injuries and will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, contact us today!
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