Los Angeles Skull Fracture Attorney
Close Head Wound ● Head Trauma ● Severe Concussions
Skull fractures are often accompanied by brain injuries since the skull cases the brain. Since the skull is not easily fractured, a blow to the head that results in a skull fracture will, at a minimum, result in a serious concussion. While the skull can repair itself over time, the long-term effects of a brain injury can include memory loss, cognitive impairment, and neurological disorders. At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, we work closely with orthopedic specialists and neurologists in skull fracture cases. We also ask medical economists and life care planners to quantify costs associated with initial medical treatment, rehabilitation, in-home nursing care, medical equipment, and lost wages. Our cost projections also include compensation for pain and suffering and diminished quality of life.
If you or a family member has suffered a skull fracture due to someone else’s negligence, contact Los Angeles personal injury lawyer Howard Craig Kornberg today to schedule an appointment and discuss your case.
Kinds of Skull Fracture
In general, skull fractures occur when the cranium cracks or fractures like the shell of an egg. If tissue in the area of the fracture is injured, surgery is needed to repair the skull. In some cases, a plate may have to be inserted, leading to other issues and the need for a lengthy recovery. Typically, a skull fracture involves one of the following:
- Simple fracture: the cranium is cracked or broken but the surrounding tissue is not harmed.
- Linear skull fracture: a small, hairline fracture of the skull that does not involve splintering or an indentation of the cranium.
- Depressed skull fracture: involving a break in the cranium that pushes bone in towards the brain.
- Compound fracture: a splintering of the cranium and puncturing of the skin surrounding the skull.
Addressing Our Clients’ Long-Term Needs after a Skull Fracture
Most serious skull fractures result in disability and the need for ongoing, long-term care. At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, we explain how a structured settlement or special needs trust can help you avoid certain kinds of taxes and qualify for Medicaid without having to spend down your assets first. There are a number of tax, financial, and legal issues that should be taken into account in order to provide for the future financial and medical needs of someone suffering from brain damage, especially when children are involved, due to a skull fracture.
Contact Los Angeles Skull Fracture Attorney Howard Craig Kornberg
Our office represents people who suffering from a skull fracture that have been injured in motor vehicle, construction, nursing home, and slip and fall accidents. Before talking to an insurance agent, contact Los Angeles skull fracture attorney Howard Craig Kornberg today to schedule an appointment and discuss your case.Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg