Skull Fractures

The skull plays an essential role in the human body, as its job is to provide protection for the both the brains and sense organs, all imperative to a persons ability to function properly. Consisting of 27 bones, this is the region of the body that is the strongest. The human skull is commonly called cranial bone by medical professionals. Unfortunately, however, when the compression force of an impact, commonly a motor vehicle collision, is stronger than the skull the damages tend to be fatal. Severe traffic crashes involving skull fractures can happen in an instant.

The human skull is typically very resilient and strong enough to handle impact in day to day physical activity. As a safeguard for amongst the most important parts of the body, the brain, skull fractures present a serious risk to accident victims. Sadly, traffic accidents happen to be one of the leading causes of skull fractures throughout the United States. The injuries involved tend to be victims of head damage must seek medical attention as soon as possible. Some of the most commonly seen symptoms of skull fractures are as follows:

  • Bleeding 

  • Vomiting

  • Confusion

  • Irritability

  • Drowsiness

  • Slurred Speech

  • Stiff Neck

  • Swelling

  • Headache

  • Nausea

  • Convulsions

  • Balance Problems

  • Bruising behind ears or under eyes

  • Loss of Consciousness

  • Fluid drainage from nose or ears (bloody or clear)

  • Visual Fluxes

  • Changes in Pupil Size

If you or a loved one has experienced any of the above skull fractures symptoms, you must seek medical attention immediately. The longer the accident victims wait to treat these issues, the more likely that the damage may worsen. If the victims is having circulation issues, trouble breathing, or feels any of the above symptoms, contact a professional medical care facility at once.

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Types of Skull Fractures

Causes of skull fractures ranges from falls to sports injuries and from physical assault to motor vehicle accidents. The bones in which forms the cranial portion of the skull may break when a blunt force strikes the skull. Any head trauma is of serious concern, as the number of associated complications is rather large. Knowing the potential risk of any type of head injury, accident victims must not delay seeking medical care following a traffic crash.

Some of the most typically seen skull fractures include but are not limited to:

  • Penetrating Skull Fracture

  • Diastasis Fracture

  • Compound Skull Fracture

  • Basilar Skull Fracture

  • Depressed Skull Fracture

  • Linear or Stellate Skull Fracture

If you or a family member has endured a head injury due to the negligence of another driver in Arizona, our Phoenix personal injury attorneys are prepared to take on your case today. Contact one of our lawyers at your earliest convenience for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Preventing Head Injuries

When a negligent or careless driver is on the roads or highway of Arizona, it is sometimes impossible to prevent a collision. When these family members of those who have lost ones due to the negligence of another.


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