Did you know that the warning signs of an intracranial hematoma, which is a potentially life-threatening brain injury, can take several weeks to surface? When you receive a direct blow to the head or you are in a vehicle that abruptly stops, you could sustain a serious head injury.
An intracranial hematoma is known to occur from a car accident, semi truck accident, motorcycle crash and slip and fall accident. It is characterized by a ruptured blood vessel that can cause blood to fill in the brain or in between the brain and skull. As the pressure builds in the brain, so do the symptoms.
If you have a loved one who has been involved in a California accident, watch for physical, mental and emotional changes. Be aware that these changes can be subtle. Some of the symptoms of an intracranial hematoma include increased headaches, vomiting, tiredness, confusion, increased blood pressure and in severe cases, seizures and unconsciousness.
There is treatment available for an intracranial hematoma, which usually involves surgery. However, it is crucial to seek medical attention if a brain injury is suspected. The sooner the condition is treated, the better the prognosis.
Contact an experienced California brain injury lawyer at Steinberg Injury Lawyers at 1-800-350-8888 if the head injury was caused by someone else’s negligence.