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What to Know About Brain Bleeds After a Car Accident

When you’re involved in a car accident you can end up with very serious injuries. One such injury is a brain bleed. Brain bleeds can result in permanent damage or even death. A brain bleed occurs when blood vessels in the head rupture and put pressure on an individual’s brain. The difficulty of a brain bleed injury is that you may not notice anything immediately after a car accident. In fact, you may be under the impression that you haven’t suffered any injuries. 

Possible Results of a Brain Bleed

This is why it’s so important to seek immediate medical attention after a car accident. While you may not know that anything serious is going on, your treating medical team can run various diagnostic tests and scans to determine a serious internal injury. The sooner you can discover what is going on, the better chance you have of stopping any further damage. Left untreated, brain bleeds left untreated can end up causing you to go unconscious, go into a coma, stop breathing, suffer serious traumatic brain injury (TBI) or even die.  

Brain bleeds that occur from car accidents are usually the result of an individual’s cerebrum whipping back and forth and violently striking the skull. This movement can cause blood vessels to rupture and subsequently blood to collect in between the skull and the brain creating pressure. 

Symptoms of a Brain Bleed

While it’s best to seek immediate medical attention after an accident regardless of whether or not you feel okay, it’s imperative that you seek immediate treatment if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Severe headache (generally sudden and located near the back of the head)
  • Loss of feeling
  • Loss of or difficulty with movement
  • Stiff neck
  • Slurred speech
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Confusing
  • Sudden loss of or decreased consciousness
  • Changes to mood or personality
  • Seizure
  • Vision issues
  • Aching muscles
  • Sensitivity to light 

If you experience any of these symptoms following a car accident, be sure to do the following:

  1. Seek immediate medical attention (and receive diagnostic testing)
  2. Inform you auto insurance company about the accident
  3. Refuse to sign any waivers, releases, or settlements as once you do you can no longer receive any more money that you may need

The Attorneys at Miller & Tischler, P.C. Can Help

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain bleed in a motor vehicle accident, you should not have to bear the burden alone. When you are already dealing with so much, the last thing that you want to do is to have to worry about tackling the legalities of your situation.

The Michigan personal injury attorneys at Miller & Tischler, P.C. can help you to fight for the compensation that you deserve. We understand the seriousness of your injury and the physical, emotional, and financial hardships that you and your loved ones have endured (and will continue to endure). We will gather the necessary evidence and build a case to help you receive the most optimal outcome. We’ll fight for the compensation that you deserve. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today!