Traumatic Brain Injuries—Skull Fractures


March 17, 2016

Car accidents can result in a wide array of serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Skull fractures are one such injury that can result in a TBI. These fractures are not always easy to detect and you must receive appropriate treatment right away to ensure the condition does not become more severe. Skull fracture injury victims should also be eligible to receive compensation from the at-fault person or party responsible.

The Georgia personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, understand the potential seriousness of a skull fracture. These injuries can require surgeries or other ongoing care as well as leave the victim with long term complications. Our personal injury attorneys assist injured accident victims in obtaining the compensation that they deserve for the damages caused by the at-fault driver.

What is a Skull Fracture?

A skull fracture is defined as any break within the skull. There are numerous types of skull fractures, but the cause is always the same—an impact or blow to the head that is strong enough to break the cranial bones. These injuries are not always easy to detect and can be mistaken for a mild concussion. Symptoms of a skull fracture include, among others:

  • Bleeding coming from the ears or nostrils
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Facial bruising
  • Severe pain at the trauma site
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Stiff neck
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability

Treatment for a skull fracture will depend upon the severity of the injury. Severe skull fractures can require intricate neurosurgery, while minor skull fractures can heal on their own with careful monitoring.

After a car accident, any accident victim experiencing potential signs of a skull fracture needs to be thoroughly evaluated. A doctor will examine the injury and use x-rays, MRIs or CT scans to properly diagnose the injury.

Treatment of Skull Fractures

Treatment for a skull fracture will depend mainly upon its severity. More serious skull fractures can put pressure on the brain itself due to the fracture's depression into it. In these instances, surgery is necessary to release the pressure on the brain and prevent permanent brain injury. Other skull fractures can require rest and pain medication. Anyone with a skull fracture must use extreme care to ensure they do not hit their head while it is still in the healing process.

Those with skull fractures or other brain injuries sustained in a car accident should consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to review their legal rights and learn what actions they can take to obtain compensation from the at fault person or party.

Contact Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, Today for Your Free Consultation!

If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury, you should consult with a personal injury, who can examine the facts and circumstances of what happened and advise you on the steps necessary to protect your rights.. The Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, help accident victims and their families in Georgia and in the Southeast. Our firm has over 30 years of experience that we will bring to your case. The sooner you act after your accident, the greater your chances of reaching the best possible outcome. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of a licensed lawyer as soon as possible. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Source:
Health Line

Category: Personal Injury

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