Did you suffer a skull fracture in your accident?

Ohio residents involved in vehicle accidents may agree that everything happens so fast, yet in slow motion at the same time. Many people don't even realize what happened until the vehicles come to rest. Under these conditions, you may not even realize that you hit your head or that something hit your head.

You could believe that you walked away uninjured, but in the hours or days afterward, it begins to become clear that you did suffer some sort of head injury.

Signs of a skull fracture

If you notice the following symptoms, you could have suffered a skull fracture during your accident:

  • Pain at the point of impact
  • A headache
  • Loss of balance
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Irritability
  • Confusion
  • A stiff neck
  • Impaired vision
  • Restlessness
  • Bleeding from a head wound
  • Bleeding from the eyes, nose or ears
  • Numbness
  • Paralysis
  • Losing consciousness
  • Bruising under your eyes or behind your ears
  • Swelling
  • Fainting

Hopefully, you sought medical attention before losing control of your bladder or bowels, suffering convulsions, or suffering from breathing difficulties, among other severe symptoms.

More than one type of skull fracture exists

Skull fractures come in different forms and severity. A simple fracture doesn't damage the skin. A splintering of the skull and a break in the skin indicates a compound fracture. Doctors diagnose a depressed fracture when part of the skull depresses inward toward the brain. When a fracture is a long thin line with no other splintering, depression or distortion, doctors call it a linear fracture.

Under certain circumstances, a fractured skull can cause swelling or bleeding on the brain, which could lead to irreversible brain damage and even death. For this reason, among others, every skull fracture deserves quick and competent medical attention. The sooner treatment begins, the greater the chances are that you will experience a full recovery. It's possible you could experience lingering effects from your injury for the rest of your life.

The next step

As you face a recovery that could require substantial medical care and time off work, you may begin to wonder how you will support you and your family during this time. Your concern may also be for the future, especially if you may need some sort of medical care for a long time, if not the rest of your life. You may find that you can pursue compensation from the party or parties deemed at fault for the accident and, subsequently, your injuries.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Avvo | Top contributor 2014 | Personal Injury
  • 10 Best 2016 | Client Satisfaction | American Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • BBB | Accredited Business
  • Avvo Rating 9.5 Superb | Top Attorney Personal Injury
  • Rated By Super Lawyers Kevin W. Attkisson
  • Million Dollar Advocated Forum
  • Lawyers Of Distinction
Email Us For A Response

Have You Been Hurt?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Our Office Locations

Call 937-802-0354

Main Office
3033 Kettering Blvd, Suite 213
Dayton, OH 45439

Phone: 937-802-0354
Fax: 937-276-9701
Dayton Law Office Map

North Dayton Office
5611 N. Dixie Drive
Dayton, OH 45414

Phone: 937-802-0354
Fax: 937-276-9701
Map & Directions

Springfield Office
20 S. Limestone Street, Suite 340
Springfield, OH 45502

Phone: 937-802-0354
Fax: 937-276-9701
Map & Directions

Troy Office
22 N. Short Street
Troy, OH 45373

Phone: 937-802-0354
Fax: 937-276-9701
Map & Directions

Cincinnati Office
312 Walnut Street, Suite 1600
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: 937-802-0354
Fax: 937-276-9701
Map & Directions

Back To Top

Review Us