FL Auto Head Injury Lawyer

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Doner on Feb 19, 2013 in Auto Accidents


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The human skull consists of 27 bones and while the skull’s compression strength is strong, the force of a severe impact to the head in a motor vehicle collision can prove to be fatal. The chief purpose of the human skull is to protect both the brain and the sense organs, which are vital to a person’s ability to function. Referred to as cranial bones by medical professionals, the skull is an essential part of the human body.

Human skulls are typically strong and resilient, serving as a safeguard for one of the most important parts of the body. Unfortunately, car accidents are amongst the leading causes of skull fractures. Due to the severe impact that exists is a serious auto accident, such as a roll over crash or head on collision, a heavy blow to head has the potential to end with life-threatening damages.

Gordon & Doner has handled a number of cases involving skull fractures, traumatic brain injuries, and head injuries in general. Our experience has given us a deeper understanding into how disturbing and stressful severe motor vehicle crashes can be. With this in mind, our personal injury attorneys make sure to handle every single aspect of the litigation process, leaving the accident victim, as well as their family members and loved ones, to concentrate on recovering both physically and emotionally.

If you or a loved one has suffered a skull fracture following a serious car accident, our Florida auto accident lawyers are prepared to help. Please fill out a Free Case Evaluation on this page to get started today.

Skull Fracture Symptoms

Motor vehicle collisions causing skull fractures signify that a severe impact took place. Generally speaking, these types of head injuries occur when accident is life-threatening. In many cases, an ambulance or other kind of emergency medical treatment professionals will be called to the scene of the accident. However, there are certainly situations when skull fractures may occur and the accident did not require an ambulance. In this instance, Florida motorists must seek medical care on their own.

Many of symptoms associated with skull fractures are obvious; however, some people may not even develop a bump or bruise on their head for up to 24 hours. The following are some of the most commonly seen symptoms of fractured skulls:

  • Confusion

  • Bleeding from ears, nose, wound, or around the eyes

  • Swelling

  • Vomiting

  • Stiff neck

  • Headache

  • Bruising under the eyes or behind the ears

  • Drowsiness

  • Slurred speech

  • Fluid draining from ears or nose (clear or bloody)

  • Balance issues

  • Pupils size changes

  • Visual instabilities

  • Irritability

  • Loss of consciousness

  • Nausea

  • Convulsions

If you or a loved one has been involved in a Florida auto accident and begin to feel any of the above skull fracture symptoms, you must seek medical attention immediately. Be sure to contact a medical professional if the accident victim is having difficulty breathing, circulation problems, or if you recognize the onset of any symptoms listed.

For more information, please complete a Free Case Evaluation on this page.

Types of Skull Fractures

Some of the most frequent causes of head trauma leading to skull fractures are traffic collisions, sports, falls, and physical assault. When a blunt force trauma strikes the skull, one or more of the bones forming the cranial portion of the skull are subject to breakage. When a fracture occurs, accident victims must seek medical care as soon as they possibly can. When it comes to such a serious head injury, timing is critical to adequate treatment.

The following are the main types of skull fractures:

  • Basilar Skull Fractures

  • Compound Skull Fractures

  • Diastasis Fractures

  • Linear of Stellate Fractures

  • Penetrating Skull Fractures

  • Depressed Skull Fractures

If you or a loved one has suffered from a head injury due to the negligence of another, contact the personal injury law firm of Gordon & Doner today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Skull Fracture Prevention

Many auto accidents are unavoidable. A negligent or distracted motorist usually makes a driving error which causes a wide range of damages to both the occupants and the property involved. Nevertheless, there are certain steps that all Florida residents can take to put themselves in the safest driving position possible. When it comes to being responsible for taking loved ones from point A to point B, we all want to make sure that the safest driving habits are being exercised.

The following are a few great tips to preventing serious injury in a crash:

  • Always wear a seat belt

  • Always wear a helmet when operating a motorcycle or bicycle

  • Always wear proper equipment when playing in a sport

  • Children should not be allowed to participate in biking or skating at night

  • Children must be taught to obey all traffic signs and rules

Taking simple steps toward enhanced safety can truly save the lives of yourself, your family members, and your loved ones. Sadly, our auto accident lawyers have witnessed firsthand how dangerous neglecting to wear proper safety gear can be. Whether the activity is a simple drive to the grocery store or a casual bike ride around a park, Florida residents must always keep safety at the forefront of their minds.

Contact a Florida Head Injury Attorney Today

Gordon & Doner has been recognized by the South Florida community for the outstanding accomplishments that the firm has achieved over the many years that they have serviced the state. Combining years of experience, access to knowledgeable resources, and a strong, shared passion for the law, our team of personal injury lawyer s are dedicated to seeking justice for all Florida residents.

With offices in Stuart, Palm Beach Gardens, and Pembroke Pines, the auto accident attorneys of Gordon & Doner can provide services to Florida residents all over Florida. Our objective is always the same: achieve the maximum compensation possible for our clients. If you or a loved one has suffered any type of head injury, you deserve protection of your rights.

To get started today, please fill out a Free Case Evaluation form on this page.

 

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