The skull is a vital part of the human body, as it protects one of our most vital organs, the brain. A break in one or more of the eight bones that make up the cranial portion of the skull can result in a fracture from any blunt, forceful impact but. Very often, however, skull fractures are seen in car accident victims. If the force is great enough, damage can be done to the tissues, nerves, blood vessels and brain underneath, which may cause irreversible brain injury.
The severe impact that many auto accidents can create is powerful enough to cause a laceration to the skin that covers the skull, damaging the bone and possibly the underlying neurological system. A significant blow to the head can cause loss of consciousness and concussion, not to mention traumatic injury to the brain that could impact the crash victim for the rest of their life.
The law firm of Greg Monforton & Partners has a strong belief that the victims of Ontario car accident skull fractures deserve to be represented with compassion and confidence in a court of law, which is why we will always fight for the MAXIMUM amount of compensation due to our clients.
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Symptoms of Skull Fractures
Typically, a skull fracture is a life threatening condition considering that it is coupled with other injuries associated with auto accidents. Frighteningly, though, the only notable symptom might be a bump on the head, which signifies underlying issues.
The most common symptoms of skull fractures include:
- Balance issues
- Bleeding from the wound, nose, ears, or eyes
- Bruising under the eyes or behind ears
- Loss of consciousness
- Pupil dilation
- Slurred speech
- Stiff neck
- Visual disturbances
A bump or a bruise could be the only perceived symptom of a skull fracture, and this could take up to 24 hours after the impact to develop. If you or someone you love was involved in a car accident, monitor their condition closely in order to provide them with medical attention if any of these symptoms develop.
Treating a Skull Fracture
In the event of an emergency it may be necessary to treat a person who has sustained a skull fracture immediately following the event that caused it.
The following steps outline the first aid necessary to treat a victim of a skull fracture:
- Check the circulation, breathing and airways of the victim. Begin CPR if necessary
- Call 911
- DO NOT move the victim until emergency medical services arrive unless absolutely necessary
- IF the victim must be moved, stabilize the head and neck by holding the head and under the shoulders
- Gently check the site of the wound, but DO NOT probe with a foreign object
- Apply firm pressure with a clean cloth to any bleeding area
- DO NOT remove the original cloth if the blood soaks through, add more cloths and continue to apply pressure
- If the victim begins to vomit, stabilize the head and neck, turning the victim to the side so they do not choke
- If the victim is conscious, transport them to the nearest medical facility if any of the above symptoms are experienced, regardless of whether they think it necessary to go.
As with most head injuries, the attention that is given to the victim during the first medical response is often the most important action that can be taken, and it may mean the difference between life and death.
If you or someone you love was injured and experienced a skull fracture from an Ontario car crash, you may be entitled to compensation that can help pay for hospital bills, lost wages from time away from work, and the cost of continuing rehabilitative services that so often can financially cripple a family in this situation.
Reaching out to an Ontario car accident lawyer with experience in head trauma cases may be the best recourse to winning you and your family the justice you deserve for the pain and suffering you endured.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident and you would like more information on your rights, please contact us today. At the law offices of Greg Monforton and Partners, our injury lawyers understand the trauma that injury victims and their loved ones can endure following an automotive accident.
With this in mind, our entire staff is dedicated to fighting for the rights of individuals – not large firms and corporations – and will fight for your MAXIMUM injury compensation.
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- and most other surrounding towns and areas.
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