A blow to the head is a serious matter.
It could be a car accident, or maybe a trip / slip / stumble and fall.
The human skull does a pretty good job of protecting the human brain.
But it doesn’t protect perfectly.
So we see people with brain injuries of all kinds. The obvious injuries are where the skull is broken, when you can see brain tissue through an open wound, which is pretty good evidence that the brain is injured.
What many people do not know: Sometimes people suffer a brain injury even with the skull intact.
Many of these are so-called “acceleration injuries.” This means that a blow suddenly pushes the head in one direction, and when the head stops moving, the brain tissue inside does not. Continue reading “Brain injury from a fall or accident causing personal injury”