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      Biomedical Experts, Helmets and Brain Injury

      Biomedical Experts, Helmets and Brain Injury

      Why Wear Helmets?

      Helmets are important to wear during many activities such as hockey, football, skiing, snowboarding and even bike riding.

      The government insists that people wear helmets because it has been proven by many studies that helmets reduce the biomechanical severity of a head impact. In other words, helmets reduce the risk of concussion and the likelihood of injury by absorbing the force of impact with its outer shell and other materials that are between the impact surface and the head of the person wearing the helmet.

      Helmets work by spreading or increasing the area over which the impact occurs, which in turn decreases the maximum force and speed that the helmet wearer’s head receives.

      Despite several standards for helmets used in hockey, skiing and snowboarding, it has been found that no two helmets perform in a similar manner when it comes to protecting the head. A report from a recent study conducted on hockey helmets by researchers at Virginia Tech in the United States found that there was no relationship between a hockey helmet’s cost and its protective capabilities.

      How Safe it is When You Wear a Helmet?

      Biomedical experts, such as Dr. Samuel Howarth from Pario Engineering and Environmental Sciences (Pario), use their cutting edge knowledge in biomechanics to assess human dynamics, injury mechanisms, and injury thresholds for injuries resulting from sporting activities, occupational activities, motor vehicle accidents, and slip/trip and fall incidents. They can also reconstruct incidents, and include a review of medical documentation to identify specific trauma endured by the injured person. This information would no doubt prove important to insurance companies in deciding whether to award benefits or not.

      Are You Protected?

      A key issue in claiming damages for a brain injury is determining who is at fault – the victim or the manufacturer of the helmet or protective gear. Neglecting to properly protect yourself by not wearing a helmet may affect your claim for damages, especially if a reconstructed accident and review of documentation does not correlate with the injury received.

      Brain injuries can often result from car accidents. But brain injuries can also result from contact sports and high impact activities. It is imperative that if you or your loved one participates in any such activity that everyone wears a helmet.

      Who Can Help You?

      It is important that if you ever have a brain injury, you should speak to a lawyer who will not only provide you with the support you need, but help you get the compensation you deserve. Book a free consultation or call 1-855-446-7765 for immediate assistance. Check out our brain injury section for more information.

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