Wearing A Sport Helmet To Reduce The Odds Of A Serious Head Injury

Wearing a sport helmet are one way to avoid head injuries – or lessen the severity of head injuries – in the event of a head impact.

On this site, there are many discussion of brain injuries, including those that occur in sports. Brain injuries are notable due to their potential to be complex in nature, and serious brain injuries can have significant if not substantial adverse impacts on one’s health and vitality.

Among sports in which head injuries are common include football, soccer, and hockey. However, the possibility of getting a traumatic brain injury is possible in many other sports, including bicycling and rugby. The subject of concussions in sports is discussed on the “Concussion In Sports” page. An excerpt:

While concussions in football has recently received much attention, there are many sports in which repetitive head impacts and concussions are common.  One of those sports is hockey.  The “Long-Term Health Consequences Of Repeated Head Impacts” page discusses a personal injury lawsuit filed by Steve Montador’s family against the NHL, making various claims.  Montador received a number of concussions during his NHL career, and was diagnosed as having chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

In many of these sports, wearing a sport helmet is an option. On this site, helmets as a way to reduce the possibility of serious head trauma is discussed on the “Helmet Usage Recommendations” page.

Another activity that is prone to create injuries – some of which may involve head trauma – is electric scooters. The subject of accidents and injuries by riders of electric scooters is discussed in the January 26, 2019 abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “Only 4% of electric scooter riders injured in accidents were wearing helmets, UCLA study finds.” An excerpt:

The 228 patients who were riding a scooter at the time they were injured were divided into three categories based on the nature of their injuries: 40 percent sustained head injuries, 32 percent suffered bone fractures and the remaining 28 percent had cuts, sprains or bruises but no head injury. The vast majority of the injuries were caused by riders falling off scooters, though some were involved in collisions.

As seen in the article, the UCLA study found that the vast majority of electric scooter riders were not wearing helmets at the time of the accident.

Additional details concerning these wearing a sport helmet topics can be seen in the sources mentioned above.


Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Joseph Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

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