Skull fractures are caused when one or more bones in your head, your cranium bones, fractures or cracks basically like an egg shell. Although a cranium fracture normally heals itself over time, this trauma often causes the tissue inside the fracture zone to get injured or damaged and this type of injury will typically require surgery to repair the fractured skull.
Skull fractures can be the result of head trauma. Even though the skull is relatively tough and provides outstanding protection for the brain, a significant blow to the head can fracture of the skull and frequently, skull fractures are accompanied by brain injury.
Accident injuries that can cause of skull fractures are car wrecks, falls, pedestrian accidents, charter busin injuries and trucking accidents.
If you suspect a skull fracture, this is not a complete list of symptoms, but be on the look out for these signs and symptoms:
- Vision changes
- Sore or stiff neck
- Changes in speech
- Bleeding from the ears or eyes
- Bruising behind the ears
- Unusual Changes in pupil size
- Balance difficulties
- Clear fluid coming from ears or nose
Whatever you do, go immediately to an emergency room to get immediate care if you observe these signs and symptoms.
Once your condition has stabilized, call McAleer Law to discuss your legal options when a skull fracture was caused by an automobile accident, a premises slip or trip and fall, or any type of negligence. Call 404-622-5337.