Football-Related Traumatic Brain Injury

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.  

Most TBI claims are concussion-related; such injuries can range from mild to severe. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1.4 million people sustain a concussion each year. Over 5.3 million people need lifelong or long-term help with daily activities due to TBI.

According to the NCAA Injury Surveillance Center, approximately 10 percent of college football players sustain brain injuries. The growing awareness of the long-term impact of traumatic brain injuries has led the NCAA Football Rules Committee to protect players by penalizing helmet-on-helmet tackles and targeting. Additionally, every football program must have a concussion-management plan which includes monitoring, testing, and rest. Equipment manufacturers have also developed high-impact helmets to offset concussion triggers and stabilize rapid head jerking.

Mild TBI symptoms can include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness or loss of balance
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Depression, anger, or personality alterations
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Short-term memory loss, forgetfulness, and/or attention deficits
  • Impaired sight
  • Impaired judgment
  • Speech and/or communication problems
  • Difficulty swallowing or chewing
  • Sleep disorders

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