Skull Fractures & Personal Injury Claims
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Victims who suffer preventable fractures in accidents caused by the negligence of others have the legal right to pursue financial compensation for their damages, including their medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. When it comes to fractures, severity will always vary from case to case. Skull fractures are a concern because they can quickly raise serious medical issues and may also result in Traumatic Brain Injury, or “TBI”.
If you or someone you love has suffered a skull fracture or traumatic brain injury in a preventable accident, you can protect your right to compensation by working with an experienced injury attorney from Todd Miner Law. Our legal team draws from decades of combined experience, and the insurance industry insight of Attorney Todd Miner, to help injured clients navigate the personal injury process, fight the insurance companies, and secure the compensation they deserve.
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- Todd Miner is a Former Insurance Attorney for one of the Nation’s Largest Insurance Companies
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Understanding Skull Fractures
Skull fractures refer to any break in the cranial bone. While there are various types of skull fractures, there is usually only one cause: a forceful impact to the head. These types of impacts can occur as the result of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, falls, falling objects, construction accidents, and other incidents in which there is enough force to break bone. While skull fractures can sometimes be difficult to spot without a proper medical evaluation, there are some signs and symptoms that may indicate a break in the cranial bone, including:
- Swelling and tenderness
- Bruising of the face
- Bleeding from the nose or ears
Upon a medical evaluation, doctors can determine the type of skull fracture that occurred, which will depend on the type of impact that was sustained and where the impact occurred on the skull. Common types of skull fractures include:
- Closed fracture – Also referred to as a simple fracture, closed fractures are characterized by unbroken skin in the fracture area that has not been lacerated.
- Open fracture – Also called compound fractures, these occur when skin is broken and pieces of cranial bone are exposed.
- Basal fracture – Basal fractures occur near the base of the skull and can affect areas around the neck, spinal cord, eyes, and nose.
- Depressed fracture – Depressed fractures involve a crushing of the skull with depression of the cranial bone into the brain cavity.
Different types of fractures will range in severity and impact victims differently, and may also include fractures in a straight line, incomplete fractures, and comminuted fractures (where bone is broken into multiple sections). Some fractures may be treated with conservative approaches such as rest, pain management, and medications, while others may require more invasive procedures such as neurosurgery.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur when there is sudden blunt force trauma to the head, or when sudden forces cause the head to rapidly accelerate and decelerate within the skull. Because skull fractures occur as a result of a blow to the head, they are often accompanied by traumatic brain injuries, though not always. Just as with skull fractures, brain injuries can range in severity, but they all have the potential to greatly impact the lives of victims, sometimes in permanent and debilitating ways.
When handling cases involving fractures of the skull or blows to the head, our legal team makes sure that clients are evaluated for the presence of brain injuries, as they can have both short-term and long-term consequences that require medical attention and treatment. When pursuing compensation, our team also works to illustrate the nature of a brain injury and highlight how they affect the lives of our clients.
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Our team at Todd Miner Law is readily available to help victims and their loved ones immediately following a preventable accident and injury. During these difficult times, you can be confident about placing your trust in our proven firm, led by Attorney Todd Miner, who gained extensive insight into the “other side” as a lawyer for the nation’s largest auto insurance provider, we know how to level the playing field between our clients and insurance companies that aim to pay as little as possible.
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