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Potential signs of a brain hemorrhage

On Behalf of | Mar 8, 2024 | Personal Injury

Head injuries are very common in car accidents. Airbags and seatbelts do help to reduce the severity and the frequency, but they can’t prevent all injuries. It’s quite common for people to suffer from traumatic brain injuries, concussions, skull fractures and other serious issues.

One potential issue to watch out for is a brain hemorrhage. This happens when the brain itself is damaged and there is bleeding within the brain tissues. A similar issue is known as a subdural hematoma, which is when there is bleeding between the dura mater and the brain. Either way, this unchecked bleeding could lead to severe symptoms and could even be fatal.

What signs should you expect?

The biggest thing to look for is if your symptoms are getting worse and not better over time. These symptoms could include:

  • Headaches that won’t stop 
  • Feelings of dizziness or loss of balance 
  • Mental confusion and a lack of clarity 
  • Slurred speech or trouble finding the right words 
  • Extreme sensitivity to lights and sounds 
  • Weakness in one part of your body

You may also experience symptoms depending on the part of the brain that has been injured. These can be unique in every case because different areas of the brain control different cognitive or physical functions.

If you do suffer such a serious injury, it is critical to get medical care to stop the bleeding and allow your brain to heal. That said, this type of medical intervention can be incredibly expensive, especially if it requires surgery, medication and overnight stays in the hospital. If you were injured due to another driver’s negligence, then you need to know how to seek financial compensation.