If you suffered a head or brain injury in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation to pay for your current and future medical expenses. You may also be entitled to additional compensation known as non-economic damages.
A subdural hematoma is the result of a serious head injury. Generally, a hematoma is a collection of blood outside of the blood vessel, artery or vein. A subdural hematoma is the collection of blood outside of the brain but within the skull. Because the brain is inside the skull and the brain is suspended in cerebrospinal fluid, when a subdural hematoma forms it pushes on the brain and squeezes cerebrospinal fluid out of the skull. Cerebrospinal fluid leaks from the eyes, nose or ears.
MTBI (Minor Traumatic Brain Injury) can occur in whiplash type accidents and the human skull does not need to sustain a blunt trauma impact in order to sustain a MTBI.
The most visible symptom of a skull fracture is a bump or bruise on the head. Keep in mind however, that it may take up to 24 hours for the bump or bruise to develop. Sometimes bleeding from the wound, ears, nose and around the eyes occurs or bruising behind the ears or under the eyes. Victims suffer from confusion, convulsions, difficulties with balance, drowsiness, headache, loss of consciousness, nausea and vomiting, restlessness, irritability, slurred speech, stiff neck, swelling, and visual disturbances.
Information About About Headaches After An Accident Brockton Car Accident Victim Attorneys Headaches are one of the most common symptoms to arise in the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident and they frequently accompany neck injuries. That is because many of these whiplash related headaches are produced by trauma to … Read more…
Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a form of acquired brain injury, occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.