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Skull Fracture Injuries

If you or a loved one has been in an accident that has resulted in a fractured skull, the time is certainly a difficult one. You may have a lot of questions as to what your rights and your options are because this is a situation that was not your fault. A qualified lawyer from Meshbesher Law Firm can help you understand how the law pertains to your injury and how you can benefit from legal help.

Types Of Skull Fractures

A skull fracture occurs when the cranial bones in the skull break. It is rare that these fractures occur without some kind of brain injury. The force on the skull typically must be very great because the skull is not easily damaged. If a fracture occurs, it is not unusual for it to be accompanied by a concussion or another issue.

Here is a breakdown of the different types of skull fractures:

  • Linear skull fracture – The break looks like a thin line with no depressions in the skull, no splintering and no bone distortion.
  • Simple fracture – No skin is broken, although the bone is broken.
  • Compound fracture – The cranial bone splinters and the skin breaks.
  • Depressed fracture – The broken piece of the cranium is depressed inward toward the skull.

Many skull fractures require surgery, and any kind of surgery on the cranium can take a while to heal, resulting in time away from work and life and a great deal of pain.

Skull Fracture Symptoms

If the skull fracture impacts the brain, a person can lose consciousness, experience behavioral changes and much more. Complications can include brain swelling, with the possibility of slipping into a coma. Skull fractures have also led to bleeding on the brain, which can be deadly.

Symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Disorientation
  • Nausea
  • A bruise (hematoma) or bump at the injury site
  • Stiff neck

Learn More About Recovery Options

A skull fracture is very serious and requires immediate medical care that can be very expensive. When the skull fracture was caused in an accident at work or it was the result of someone else’s negligence, the situation is heartbreaking, and the recovery is one that will take a while.

Our attorneys understand how difficult this time is for you. We want to be there emotionally and legally, helping you find answers and solutions. Email us or call our office in Minneapolis at 612-349-5215 to schedule a free consultation.