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Students and Brain Injuries

Children and students can be very active. This includes children participating in sports at school, on the weekends and just playing around their yards or over friends’ yards. When a sporting event or play goes wrong, the results can be serious, even catastrophic. Injuries can include broken bones, contusions or even a traumatic brain injury.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), there was 25,783 traumatic brain injuries among individuals aged 17 or younger. For every 100,000 minors, there were 70 instances of traumatic brain injury, according to hospital records. Within the 15 to 17 year old demographic, there were 125 incidents of traumatic brain injuries recorded.

Looking at the costs, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), costs have reached as much as $1 billion annually. Speaking with a Georgia brain injury attorney can help you and your family member obtain justice if the TBI was cause by a responsible individual or entity.

What are the impacts of a traumatic brain injury?

For students, there are many impacts from a traumatic brain injury, especially when it comes to how they receive their education. According to the National Association of School Psychologists, the following are some deleterious impacts adolescents may suffer from a traumatic brain injury:

  • Reduced memory
  • Hindered word recollection
  • Lowered ability to express their thoughts and feelings verbally
  • Increased emotions – inability to keep emotions in check
  • Lessened strength and dexterity

These impacts can have a severe effect on a child’s ability to learn an even function within the traditional school setting. Whether a traumatic brain injury is caused by an auto accident, a sporting event or a criminal assault, if it has been caused due to the negligence or malice of a responsible third-party, you and your child may have a personal injury claim against the responsible parties.

When you call the Law Offices of Shane Smith, you are able to learn what you and your child’s legal rights are when you speak with a Grayson brain injury lawyer. Speaking with legal counsel, through the form of an experienced Georgia brain injury lawyer, you will understand if you have a case and what that case may entitle you to under the law. Call our law offices today at (770) 487-8999 to speak with a Gwinnett County brain injury lawyer today!


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia