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Jury Verdict Against Football Helmet Manufacturer in Traumatic Brain Injury Case

Post-concussion syndrome, a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by an impact to the head, may not be identified without expert medical attention following an accident. A Clayton County brain injury lawyer at the Law Office of Shane Smith can pursue a Georgia personal injury claim.  


A jury awarded a teenager $11.5 million for brain injuries suffered while wearing a Riddell football helmet. Ironically, the helmet manufacturer considered the verdict a victory because the jury did not find that the helmet was defective.


The jury found Riddell negligent in its failure to warn consumers of the concussion risk when wearing protective helmets and playing football. High school administrators and teachers were also found liable for the player's injuries because they did not seek medical attention immediately after he sustained a concussion. The delay in seeking medical help contributed to the teen's significant brain damage and partial paralysis.


A helmet manufacturer may be liable for helmet defects. School districts, teachers and administrators may be liable when head injuries and other sports-related injuries are not handled as a reasonably prudent person would under similar circumstances.


The Law Offices of Shane Smith will aggressively pursue a brain injury case to get fair compensation for the victim. Call Clayton County brain injury lawyer Shane Smith for a free consultation.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia