Even though the skull is strong enough to protect the brain from most routine sources of impact, blunt force trauma of sufficient force could potentially fracture the skull, resulting in life-threatening injuries. Damage to the brain can interfere with a variety of essential functions, and swelling or clotting can prove fatal. Skull fractures can range in severity from a simple or linear fracture that doesn’t damage the skin to a depressed or compound fracture where the bones are significantly damaged.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a skull fracture due to the negligent or reckless actions of another person or entity, contact Your Iowa Lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 705-0233. We will work to get you the financial compensation that you deserve for your medical bills and pain and suffering.
Symptoms of Skull Fracture
Skull fractures are typically caused by forceful head trauma. This impact might be associated with an automobile accident, a blow to the head, or even possibly a sports-related incident. The majority of skull fracture victims exhibit one or more of the following symptoms:
- Loss of consciousness
- Concussion or amnesia
- Bleeding from wound, ears, nose, and around eyes
- Change in pupil size
- Slurred Speech
- Visual impairment
The symptoms may be obviously severe or as unassuming a bump on the head. Accordingly, it is critical to carefully monitor an individual’s condition if there is any reason to suspect that a head skull fracture has occurred. Medical attention should always be sought first, but in many cases, legal representation should be secured shortly thereafter.
The effects of a skull fracture can be devastating. Do not bear the financial expense and other burdens alone if you have been hurt by a negligent or reckless party’s actions. Contact Your Iowa Lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 705-0233 today to discuss the potential merits of legal action in your case.