Most people hope to get through their lives without suffering any major injuries. For many individuals, they are lucky enough to go through life without such trauma, but unfortunately, for you, that was not the case. You may have found yourself involved in a serious car accident that changed your life forever.
The outcomes of the accident may have left you with a serious injury to your head. While some bumps and bruises to the head may not necessarily mean that serious trauma has occurred, in some cases they can. Sadly, you were not fortunate enough to escape the accident with just a minor bump on the head. Instead, you suffered a skull fracture.
Types of skull fractures
Just hearing the phrase "skull fracture" could cause anyone to gasp because it denotes such a serious injury. Of course, this term does not refer to just one type of injury. You may have suffered one of the following types of skull fractures:
- Depressed fracture, which means the fracture resulted in the skull indenting toward the brain cavity
- Basal fracture, which means a fracture at or around the nose, ears, top of the neck or the eyes
- Closed fracture, which means that the fracture was not accompanied by any broken skin or external bleeding
- Opened fracture, which means that a portion of skull bone pierced the skin
- Linear fracture, which means the break occurred in a straight line
- Comminuted fracture, which means the skull broke into three or more sections
As you can see, any of these fractures could cause major issues. The type of treatment, physical and mental repercussions, and other outcomes stemming from your injury may vary depending on the exact type you suffered.
Your life is likely forever changed by the serious injury you suffered, and you may have many worries about how it will affect your various abilities. You may also have concerns about how receiving treatment and extended care may affect your financial situation. Fortunately, you may have options for seeking compensation for certain damages.
If the injury-causing accident that led to your injury resulted from the negligence of another driver, you may have reason to pursue a personal injury claim against that party. This type of civil legal action could give you the opportunity to seek monetary recompense for damages allowable under Texas law.