Specific Complex Injuries: Basilar Skull Fracture

Basilar Skull Fracture (Traumatic Head Injury)
A basilar skull fracture is a break(s) in the bone at the base of the skull. These fractures are very rare and only account for a small number of severe head injuries in patients.

Common symptoms of basilar fractures include, but are not limited to: clear fluid known as cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaking from the nose (rhinorrhea) or ears (otorrhea), blood in the sinuses and periorbital echhymosis otherwise known as “raccoon eyes.” Raccoon eyes refers to the bruising of the orbits of the eyes that result from blood collecting there as it leaks from the fracture site.

Legal Claims for Serious Injurys

Individuals who have suffered a serious injury should consult with an attorney immediately to determine whether they can bring a lawsuit to recover for the damages that they have suffered as a result of the injury. The lawyers of Solomon, Saltsman & Jamieson are experienced in obtaining multi-million dollar recoveries for individuals with serious injuries. Our attorneys are aware of the life-changing impact that a serious injury can have and may be able to assist you in filing a legal claim against the responsible entities or individuals.

Serious injuries can be caused by any of a variety of traumatic events, including car accidents, bus accidents, slip and fall injuries, fights and other altercations. It is often the case that such events are caused by the negligent, reckless, or even intentional acts of an individual or an entity. The attorneys of Solomon, Saltsman & Jamieson vigorously pursue all available legal avenues to obtain a recovery from those responsible parties.

Legal action can help an injured individual recover for past medical bills, future medical care, lost income, emotional distress, and other damages. However, various time deadlines apply to legal actions for serious injuries, which is why immediately contacting an experienced lawyer is necessary.

The attorneys of Solomon, Saltsman & Jamieson provide free consultations to individuals with injuries who are seeking legal representation. You may contact us at 1-800-405-4222 or ssolomon@ssjlaw.com.