In some cases, when someone suffers a head injury in a car accident or a slip and fall accident, they end up experiencing bleeding around the brain. It’s clear that this is dangerous and that they have been severely injured, but it’s often even more dangerous than people realize. It can turn into a fatal condition, even when somebody survived the accident and thought that they were doing well.
The reason that this happens is that your brain cells face extreme pressure as the blood builds up in that small space between the brain and the skull. This pressure can eventually lead to the death of those cells. You would not have any external bleeding that you would notice, and you may not even have that many symptoms. But this condition, especially when left untreated, can worsen to the point that it is unrecoverable.
So what should you do?
Nothing is more important than going to get medical care after being involved in an accident resulting in a head injury. Even if you think that you’re not going to have complications or that you can recover successfully, you need to go talk to the doctors and ensure that you’re not experiencing bleeding around the brain. They can do scans to determine if you are, and there are preventative measures they can take if this bleeding is discovered. Getting this medical care quickly can help you make a full recovery from what could otherwise have been a fatal incident.
Of course, the cost of this medical care can be extensive. If someone else was responsible for your injury, you need to know how to seek financial compensation.