Slip And Fall
When someone falls and hits their head against a hard object, they can acquire a traumatic brain injury. This type of accident may cause a tremendous amount of damage to the brain and can result in a mild concussion or a life-threatening condition. Even though a strong skull surrounds the brain, it is a delicate organ. There is fluid surrounding the brain that prevents the brain from pressing against the skull. When we hit our head, and there is a hard impact, the brain is pushed into the skull where bruising occurs.
An accident where you fall and hurt yourself can happen at any given moment. Some examples of slip and falls where brain injuries happen are tripping on cracks on the sidewalk and slamming your head against a tree or fire hydrant. You can fall in someone’s home and knock your head on a table or chair or slip on a wet floor, land on your back, and hit your head. These are all situations that can result in traumatic brain injuries such as concussions and hemorrhages.