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Types of Skull Fractures from a New York Car Accident

| Mar 9, 2020 | Car Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury

Queens Auto Accident Lawyers Explain the Types of Skull Fractures from a New York Car Accident

Your skull is made up of different plates that form some of the hardest bones in your body. It has an important purpose of protecting the brain from damage. This is because the brain is essential to life yet it is very soft and susceptible to injury. While the skull does an excellent job of protecting the brain, it is not impenetrable and it can be fractured. One of the most common ways that the skull can be fractured is in a New York car accident. There are many different types of skull fractures and all of them are serious and potentially deadly.

Here at COHEN & COHEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, P.C. , our Queens auto accident lawyers know how devastating a skull fracture can be in a New York car accident. Our firm is dedicated to handling cases for victims who have been catastrophically injured due to the negligence of another person, business, or government agency/employee. We handle all types of skull fractures to help victims and families recover compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages caused by their motor vehicle crash. If you or a loved one were seriously injured, please ask our law firm how we may be able to help you recover compensation.

Causes of Skull Fractures in New York Car Accidents

The skull is made up of 22 cranial bones including 8 cranial plates. These plates are very strong and help to protect the brain from any type of impact or damage. However, the extreme forces of a motor vehicle accident could result in the plates cracking or breaking under the pressure of the collision. This is particularly true of high-speed collisions on I-678 or trucking accidents with 18 wheelers.

The most common causes of skull fractures include the following:

  • Speeding
  • Unsafe left turns
  • Improper lane change
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Failure to yield
  • Following too closely
  • T-bone collisions
  • Vehicle rollovers
  • Jackknife tractor-trailer, and
  • Many other common causes.

Type of Skull Fractures

There are several different types of skull fractures that could be caused by a New York car accident. Every type of skull fracture is a serious injury that needs to be treated appropriately through the proper medical care and treatment as well as the proper legal review and assessment for damages. The types of skull fractures which could be caused by an auto accident or trucking wreck include the following:

  • Simple fracture – when a bone breaks in place
  • Compound fracture – when a bone break and cuts through the skin, sometimes poking through the skin after the trauma
  • Linear fractures – when the bone breaks in a line
  • Stellate fracture – when there are many linear fractures that look like ripples in a pond or the spidered fracture of a windowpane
  • Depression fracture – when there is a depression at the point of the fracture
  • Penetrating fracture – when the bone is broken and debris is pushed inside
  • Basilar fracture – a fracture at the bottom or base of the skull, and
  • Other types of skull fractures that are less common.

Did You Suffer a Skull Fracture in a New York Car Accident? Ask Our Queens Auto Accident Lawyers for Help

If you are in loved one has suffered any type of skull fracture after a New York car accident, learn how our Queens auto accident lawyers could help recover compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, and for pain and suffering. We understand that you suffered a serious injury and have increasing medical bills for losing time from work, which is why we accept cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not owe our law firm any money upfront and we only get paid once you get paid in a recovery or settlement. Therefore, there is no risk to ask our law firm to help you today. Learn more about how we can help protect your rights to compensation by calling 800-247-8164 for a FREE case evaluation or use our convenient and easy-to-use contact us box available here.

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