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How is Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Caused?

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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A mild traumatic brain injury usually happens from a blow to the head or when the head is violently jerked back and forth. Now, contrary to what a lot of people understand, you don't have to be knocked out to have suffered a concussion.

How do concussions happen in the context of car accidents or pedestrian accidents? In a car accident, often someone will bang their head on a window, on the interior of the car like the the steering wheel, or smack into someone else who's inside the car. In terms of a pedestrian, the head typically hits the hood of the car, on the bumper, or the person can be tossed off their feet onto the ground, banging the head on the roadway.

To understand more about how mild traumatic brain injury happens, watch this video.