Can I seek compensation for a subdural hematoma caused by an accident that was someone else’s fault?

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.

Skull Fractures — Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Pursuing a Legal Claim

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.