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  • Facial or Skull Fracture Attorneys Los Angeles

    A skull or facial skull fracture can be caused from an automobile accident, from the airbag, or a slip and fall accident. A skull or facial skull fracture is break in one or more of the bones in the skull usually occurring as a result of blunt force trauma to the head. This force can be generated from an airbag deployed in an automobile accident. The force of direct impact may cause damage to the underlying physical structures contained within the skull such as the membranes, blood vessels, and brain, even in the absence of a fracture. A severe impact to the skull causing a fracture may also be accompanied by traumatic brain injury. There are several types of skull fractures, including:

    • A simple fracture, which is a break in the bone without damage to the skin.
    • A linear skull fracture, which is a break in a cranial bone resembling a thin line, without splintering, depression, or distortion of bone.
    • A depressed skull fracture, which is a break in a cranial bone with depression of the bone inward toward the brain.
    • A compound fracture, which is a break in, or loss of, skin and splintering of the bone.
    • Basilar fracture, is a break in the bones at the base of the skull, these can range in severity.

    Causes

    Skull fractures can be caused in automobile accidents.

    Skull fractures may also occur when a pedestrian or a bicyclists is struck by an automobile.

    Skull fractures are also common injuries in slip and fall accidents.

    Symptoms

    • Bleeding from wound, ears, nose, or around eyes
    • Bruising behind the ears or under the eyes
    • Bump or bruising on the head, which may take up to 24 hours to develop
    • Changes in pupils (sizes unequal, not reactive to light)
    • Confusion
    • Convulsions
    • Difficulties with balance
    • Drowsiness
    • Headache
    • Loss of consciousness
    • Nausea
    • Restlessness, irritability
    • Slurred speech
    • Stiff neck
    • Swelling
    • Visual disturbances
    • Vomiting

    Diagnosis and Treatment

    Treatment for skull fractures primarily is controlling pain, promoting healing, and preventing complications. The primary complication with a skull fracture is potential traumatic brain injury, for which treatment varies significantly based on the type of injury. The recovery from a traumatic brain injury can be long and complicated.

    If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile or slip and fall accident and sustained skull or facial fractures or a traumatic brain injury as a result of this accident in Los Angeles, please contact the Haggai Law Firm for a free consultation with an attorney who can help you obtain fair and reasonable compensation for your injuries.

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