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How can my Child Avoid a Traumatic Brain Injury While Playing Sports?

Playing sports, both through school and recreationally, has a vast amount of benefits for children of all ages. Some of the benefits of sports for kids are exercise, developing teamwork and sportsmanship, learning leadership, becoming goal-oriented, improving the ability to think strategically, and many other things that are important to children as they get older. Unfortunately, playing sports can put a child at risk for suffering a traumatic brain injury. One of the most common types of traumatic brain injuries that a child can suffer while playing sports is a concussion. A concussion is an injury caused by a blow to the head or body that causes the brain to quickly jerk back and forth. Even seemingly mild blows can cause concussions that could become more severe if not handled quickly, and all suspected cases of brain injury should be evaluated by a healthcare professional. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury while playing sports, you could be entitled to recover your medical or other expenses. The best way to determine if you are entitled to compensation is to schedule a consultation with the experienced traumatic brain injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Shane Smith as soon as possible.

What Precautions can my Child Take to Limit the Risk of a Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injury?

Your child can reduce their risk by doing the following:

  • Children should wear the right protective equipment for their sport, and the equipment should fit properly, be well-maintained, and be worn correctly.
  • Children with suspected concussions should be seen by a healthcare professional before resuming play.
  • Children should be adequately taught the rules of the game and any safety techniques.
  • Children should be instructed to report if they hit their head, despite how they feel.
  • Coaches and parents should learn the signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injuries.

Contact a Coweta County traumatic brain injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury while playing sports, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our traumatic brain injury attorneys, please call our office today at (770) 487-8999.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia