A brain hemorrhage or bleeding in the brain is a serious condition that can result in lasting health problems, complications, and even death. When a brain hemorrhage is caused by an accident due to someone’s negligent or reckless conduct, victims deserve just compensation. This is where J&Y Law comes in.
We are dedicated to fighting for the rights of brain injury victims throughout California. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that resulted in a brain hemorrhage, you need the compassionate representation we provide. Our legal team is here to help you obtain the medical care you need and the compensation you deserve. Contact our office today to speak with an experienced brain hemorrhage attorney.
The Lasting Repercussions of a Brain Hemorrhage
According to the Mayo Clinic, bleeding in the brain is classified as an intracranial hemorrhage. There are four primary types of brain hemorrhages:
- Subdural hematoma, which occurs when blood vessels rupture between the brain and the three outermost membrane layers (the dura mater), resulting in the pooling of blood in the brain
- Epidural hematoma, which occurs when a blood vessel ruptures between the outer surface of the dura mater and the skill, resulting in a blood clot
- Intracerebral hematoma, which occurs when blood pools in the tissues of the brain; trauma to the head can result in several intracerebral hematomas
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage, which occurs when there is bleeding between the brain and the tissue encasing the brain
Depending on the nature and severity of the injury, symptoms of a brain injury include:
- Persistent headache
- Loss of consciousness
- Slurred speech
- Blurred vision
- Weakness, unsteadiness
- Paralysis on the opposite side of the body from the head injury
- Loss of cognitive function
If you or a loved one experiences any of these symptoms after an accident, it is crucial to seek immediate medical treatment to stop the brain bleed and prevent your injury from worsening.
When an intracranial hemorrhage occurs, oxygen may not be able to reach the brain, while the pooling of blood also puts pressure on the brain. If the brain is deprived of oxygen for more than 3 or 4 minutes, brain cells die and the affected nerve tissue may also be damaged.
What Causes a Brain Hemorrhage
A brain bleed can be caused by high blood pressure, an aneurysm, or other health condition, however, brain hemorrhages are frequently caused by trauma as a result of:
- Car accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Sports accidents
- Medical errors
- Violent crimes (e.g. assault)
Regardless of the type of accident that caused you or a loved one to suffer a brain hemorrhage, it takes a skilled personal injury attorney to help you obtain just compensation.
Seeking Compensation for a Brain Hemorrhage After an Accident
At J&Y Law, we are highly experienced in handling injury claims arising from all types of accidents. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain hemorrhage as a result of a car accident, for example, we will conduct an extensive investigation to determine the cause of the accident and hold the responsible party accountable.
Our attorneys have also handled injury claims arising from medical errors. When a brain hemorrhage is caused by a surgical mistake or diagnostic error, it may be possible to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the responsible medical professional (e.g. doctor, hospital, anesthesiologist).
In any case, you and your family deserve compensation for the harm you have suffered as well as the financial losses related to your brain hemorrhage. Let our attorneys handle all the details of your claim, including:
- Determining who is at fault for your accident and resulting brain hemorrhage
- Identifying and calculating the value of your losses
- Negotiating with the insurance company and opposing counsel
- Preparing necessary paperwork for a personal injury lawsuit
While many personal injury claims can be resolved through settlement negotiations with an insurance company, our trial attorneys are fully prepared to litigate to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
Why Choose J&Y Law?
We are keenly aware that a brain hemorrhage can be life-altering and victims often require extensive, ongoing medical care. Our firm has the skills and resources to help you obtain substantial compensation, including:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses (past and future)
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Rehabilitative and long-term care
If your loved one’s brain hemorrhage was fatal, we can help you pursue a wrongful death lawsuit to win you damages for the loss of financial and emotional support your loved one would have provided had it not been for the defendant’s negligence.
Contact Our Experienced California Brain Hemorrhage Accident Attorneys
At J&Y Law, we have extensive experience negotiating and litigating injury claims and a proven history of achieving significant settlements and jury awards. When you become our client, you will have comfort knowing that we will handle your case with care and diligence. We offer free consultations and you will not pay attorney’s fees until we recover for you. Contact our office today so we can start working on your claim.