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Skull Fracture Accidents

Fractures to the skull may happen with head injuries. The skull offers sound protection for the human brain.

A severe blow or impact, however, can result in skull fracture accidents. A concussion or other brain injury can accompany this.

There can be a direct effect on the brain by damage to the tissue of the nervous system, as well as bleeding. Under the skull, the brain can also be directly affected by bleeding.

Naturally, this can compress the epidural or subdural hematoma, the underlying brain tissue. A mere fracture without damage to the skin is a break in the bone.

A linear fracture to the skull is a break, resembling a thin line, in the cranial bone; this is without depression, distortion, or splintering of the bone.


A break in the cranial, or skull, bone is a skull fracture. The skull is supposed to protect the brain from any injury.

Accompanied by a head injury, and dependent upon the severity of the sustained injury, damage to the brain is possible.

The brain can sustain injuries by swelling, hemorrhage, and subdural hematoma, or blood clots; this all can result in pressure on the tissue of the brain.

There are a variety of different kinds of fractures, such as: the simple type, which is a break in bone with no damage to skin; the linear type, which is a break that forms in a line that’s thin, the most common; the depressed type, which is depression of bone toward the brain; and the compound type, which are splinters in bone and breaks in skin.

Personal Injury Skull Fracture Cases

The most typical causes of skull fracture accidents are motor vehicle collisions, head trauma, sports, assault, and falls.

Linear fractures are normally the result of blunt trauma over a vast skull area.

A fracture to the skull is a critical injury that requires emergency medical care, namely due to the likelihood of brain injury. Treatment is dependent on the severity and type of fracture to the skull.

Fractures that are minor normally require no particular treatment, and will usually heal naturally. Skull fractures, however, may require surgical procedures, namely if the skin is out or the skull is depressed.


Physicians typically administer, to diagnose fractures to the skull, CT scans; this reveals if there is any swelling or bleeding on the brain.

Prognosis for individuals who have injuries to the skull; prognosis for recovery dependent upon the critical nature of the sustained injury, and whether the brain, caused by neurologic damage, was injured.

It is crucial that any injury to the head is monitored to make certain that no bleeding or swelling on the brain happens, which can result in delayed brain injury.

However, the majority of fractions to the skull have no neurologic effects.

Personal injury attorneys have the skills, knowledge, and experience to represent individuals in skull fracture accidents, and commit to secure the maximum financial compensation for their clients.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797.

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