Brain injuries can happen in a variety of circumstances and types of accidents. Blunt force trauma and jolts to the head are common causes of traumatic brain injury. Falls, motor vehicle crashes, sports injuries, and assaults are common reasons for head injuries.

In some cases, a head injury may cause a brain bleed. Brain bleed (also known as brain hemorrhage) is a serious accident injury. Bleeding within the brain or skull can lead to life-threatening conditions. Accident victims may sustain lifelong impairments or disabilities from brain bleed.

If you or a loved one sustained a brain bleed from a head injury, it is critical to seek immediate medical care. You should also seek legal advice from our brain injury attorney regarding your options for recovering money for damages. You may be entitled to significant compensation for medical bills, pain, suffering, and lost income.

Call 816-203-0143 or reach out to our personal injury law firm in Kansas City, Missouri to speak with a representative. Our Kansas City brain injury attorney offers free consultations for accident victims. You receive a free evaluation of your case and get answers to your questions from our personal injury attorney in Kansas City.

Common Causes Brain Bleed Accidents in Missouri & Kansas

Brain bleed occurs when the blood vessels inside the skull are damaged. Accidents are one of the most common causes of brain hemorrhages. Common causes of brain bleed include:

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  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Car accident
  • Semi-truck accident
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Playground injuries
  • Sports and recreational injuries
  • Assault

Brain hemorrhages can occur at the site of the initial blow to the head or where something penetrates the skull.

However, brain bleeds may occur in multiple areas of the brain. For example, when the head receives a strong jolt, it can cause the brain to move within the skull. As the brain crashes into the skull, it causes damage to the brain tissue, which can lead to a brain bleed.

What Are Symptoms of a Brain Bleed or Hemorrhage?

The symptoms of brain bleed may appear immediately, or they may develop over a few hours or days after a head injury. Common symptoms of a brain hemorrhage may include:

  • Severe headache
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Decrease in alertness
  • Confusion
  • Loss of feeling
  • Seizures
  • Difficulty with movement (paralysis)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Double vision
  • Stiff neck
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Stroke
  • Sensitivity to light

See a doctor immediately if you experience any brain injury symptoms after a head injury or accident. A brain injury can progress very quickly into a life-threatening situation. Without treatment, a brain hemorrhage can cause death.

Potential Treatments for Brain Bleed in Missouri & Kansas

Doctors may perform one or more tests to diagnose brain bleed. They evaluate your physical symptoms and then order an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT (computed tomography) scan, or MRA (magnetic resonance angiogram). Other tests may also be used as doctors diagnose the brain bleed and the cause.

Any bleeding within the brain or skull is a medical emergency. Immediate treatment is necessary. Surgery may be required to relieve pressure and remove pooled blood. In some cases, a small hole may be drilled in the skull to allow fluids to drain. As the fluid drains, it releases pressure on the entire brain. Surgeons may also need to repair damage to the brain tissue or remove damaged tissue to stop the bleeding.

The decision to perform brain surgery depends on the cause, size, and location of the brain hemorrhage. In some cases, medication may be used to control bleeding, blood pressure, seizures, and other symptoms of brain bleed.

Many patients require long-term treatment to regain the ability to perform activities of daily living. Rehabilitation and recovery may include several types of therapy including, physical, occupational, speech, and vocational therapy.

How Serious Is Brain Bleeding?

When blood pools within the skull or brain, it causes pressure on the entire brain. Therefore, multiple parts of the brain may sustain damage even if the brain hemorrhage is on the opposite side of the brain. In addition, the brain may be deprived of oxygen, causing brain cells to die.

Furthermore, the pressure placed on the cerebrum can cause unconsciousness, coma, insufficient blood flow, stroke, inability to breathe, permanent impairments, and death.

The prognosis for brain bleed depends on the severity and location of the hemorrhage. Potential effects of a brain hemorrhage include:

  • Seizures
  • Paralysis
  • Vision loss
  • Memory loss, confusion, and inability to concentrate
  • Mood swings, poor judgment, and emotional problems
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Weakness or numbness in arms, legs, and other body areas
  • Headaches

There could be other consequences of brain bleed that lead to substantial impairment and permanent disability.

Our Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help After a Traumatic Brain Bleed Accident

You could be entitled to substantial compensation for damages caused by brain bleed. However, you must prove that the other party’s conduct caused your injury. You must also prove the extent and value of damages.  Brain injuries are complex medical and legal matters and benefit from the assistance of our experienced attorney.

Our personal injury attorney handles brain injury cases throughout Missouri and Kansas. When you hire our personal injury attorney, you will have someone on your side who:

  • Understands personal injury laws in Missouri and Kansas and how it may apply to your case
  • Has the resources and skills to investigate the accident and gather evidence proving negligence
  • Retains any necessary medical, financial, and other expert witnesses to assist with your case
  • Files insurance claims and lawsuits as needed to obtain maximum compensation for your injuries and damages

Additionally, our personal injury attorney in Kansas City will provide compassionate support and guidance throughout your case.

 

If you or your family member sustained a brain injury, call 816-203-0143 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation with our brain injury attorney in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

Kevin J. McManus
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Kevin McManus is an accident injury lawyer and long-term disability attorney in Kansas City, MO.