Yes. Many victims can suffer brain bleeds, mild traumatic brain injuries or even skull fractures without realizing they have been hurt. In most cases, victims will not begin to show symptoms of brain injury until hours or even days after the accident–and unfortunately, treatment during this stage is less effective than immediately after the trauma takes place.
One such injury is the hematoma, or bleeding around the brain. A damaged vein or artery may cause blood to pool or clot under the skull, cause the brain to swell, or put pressure on the brain’s delicate tissues and damaging cells.
If you have any of these symptoms, it is possible that you may have suffered a brain bleed in a Kentucky crash:
- Persistent or recurring headaches
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory problems
- Slurred speech or other language issues
- Weakness in the muscles
- Difficulty using fine motor skills
- Lack of coordination
- Trouble walking or running
- Balance issues
- Chronic fatigue or lethargy
- Change in your normal sleeping habits
- Trouble recognizing familiar objects or remembering simple information
- Nausea or vertigo symptoms
- Noise or light sensitivity
- Blurred vision or other sudden eye problems
- Ringing in the ears
- Sensory problems (new smells or changes in taste)
Since a brain injury can affect your mental and physical abilities for the rest of your life, it is vital that you have a thorough examination by your doctor after an accident. If you want to protect your family and loved ones after an accident, you should also contact a trusted Louisville brain injury attorney to find out your legal options.
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