Any type of impact accident — such as a car crash, slip and fall, or even an assault — can result in a number of symptoms of what is known as a traumatic brain injury, or a TBI. One significant risk of a TBI is bleeding in the intracranial cavity. This can take the form of an aneurysm, an intracranial hematoma, or hemorrhage. Regardless of the specific type of bleeding taking place around the brain (each of which is discussed in detail below), the most important thing for you to know is that each requires immediate medical attention. If left untreated, bleeding in the brain can be fatal, and even with treatment, the impacts of these injuries can be life-changing.
Working with a personal injury attorney is one of the preferred ways a victim or their family can seek fair and appropriate compensation for the entire range of damages they have suffered. Depending on the type of accident that caused the victim to suffer from brain hemorrhaging, you may file a claim against an insurance company representing the responsible party or may file a lawsuit directly against an individual or company. Regardless, the most important piece of this aspect is that you get immediate medical attention and are taking the steps to really get what you deserve.
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Types of Brain Bleeding Injuries
The following are a few of the many possible ways someone can suffer from brain bleed/bleeding following an injury. Each injury is unique, and their causes equally unique, so whether or not you see an injury below similar to your own, contact us as soon as possible so we can connect you with an attorney who can help you understand your legal rights and options.
Bleeding In The Skull Cavity
This is known as an intracranial hematoma or hemorrhage and is characterized by pooling blood under the skull but over the brain. This type of bleeding can cause enormous pressure on the brain, which is normally protected by the skull and brain fluid with normal pressure. This added pressure can cause symptoms like persistent headaches, dizziness, increasing drowsiness, confusion, unequal pupils, slurred speech, or impeded movement. If you recognize any of these symptoms in someone, call 911 immediately. Intracranial bleeding is common with traumatic impacts, but may also be the result of a range of other causes such as high blood pressure.
Bleeding Within The Brain
In addition to the threat of intracranial bleeding, there is a risk of bleeding between the brain tissues. This is known as an intracerebral hemorrhage and is typically caused when the minuscule arteries in the brain rupture either from increased blood pressure or trauma. As with an intracranial hematoma, there are a number of symptoms you should watch out for including headaches, confusion, dizziness, increasing lethargy and drowsiness, slurred speech, confusion, and trouble moving. If you recognize any of these symptoms, call 911 and get the victim medical help as soon as possible. Brain bleeding injuries require immediate care.
Seeking Compensation After Suffering From a Brain Bleeding Injury
If you or a loved one was involved in an accident due to someone else’s negligence and suffered injuries that led to blood on or in the brain, then you may have the right to seek compensation for a range of damages. Trying to make sense of the damages you are entitled to, as well as the dollar value for a fair settlement, can be overwhelming even without dealing with a brain injury, which is why 1-800-Injured is here to connect you with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. Stress can have a negative impact on your recovery, and insurance claims and personal injury lawsuits are very stressful to take on alone.
Contact us as soon as possible to be connected with a lawyer in your area. In addition to the stress of your legal case, there is a very real stressor in trying to imagine what your future looks like as your medical bills continue to mount and your lost wages start to have a significant impact on your income. Personal injury attorneys are experienced at helping their clients understand the reality of the situation, having hope for the future, and the confidence in knowing that someone is fighting on their behalf.