The brain is a soft organ enclosed by a hard casing – the skull. But it is not entirely protected. If your head deals with enough force, your brain may shake around and crash onto your skull, resulting into a brain injury.
A mild to moderate brain injury can be called a concussion. Some concussions are not very serious, in the sense that the damage has not been extensive and the full recovery process is quick. But there are instances where concussions can be truly dangerous, resulting into physical and mental symptoms, including headaches, vomiting, sensitivity of senses, difficulty concentrating, and failing to remember the traumatic event.
Hitting the head on a solid surface
You can generally sustain a concussion in two ways – you either hit your head onto something or you get hit in the head with something. Either involves your head receiving significant force. On the first way, the solid surface may come in many forms, such as dashboards and pavements during car accidents, swimming pool floors and rocks during diving accidents, or floors during slipping, tripping, and falling accidents.
It is even worse if the accident has occurred because of someone else’s fault, like when the car accident has been triggered by a random drunk driver, the diving accident by the property owner’s failure to implement safety measures, and the slipping, tripping, and falling accident by a maintenance provider’s inability to clean possible hazards.
Getting hit on the head with a solid object
The solidity of the object is an important factor. Solid objects can resist destruction, so when a solid object and your head gets involved in significant force, your head will have the disadvantage and you may sustain a concussion.
Like hitting the head on a solid surface, getting hit on the head with a solid object can also involve the fault of a third party, but instead of negligence, it focuses more on recklessness.
For example, according to the website of Ali Mokaram Lawyer, an NFL coach may continue to play a player even though this player is already banged up with all the collisions with other players’ helmets and whatnots. This can result into a concussion, just because of the recklessness of a coach. Another example is violence, wherein a person can get hit in the head with deadly objects such as baseball bats.Read More