There have recently been several high-profile lawsuits involving athletes suing the leagues for which they played. For example, National Football League (NFL) recently settled with players that were bringing concussion-related claims against the league for failing to adequately protect players from injury. These actions have highlighted the dangers posed by repetitive head injury, and have resulted in calls for increased safety measures, both in professional and amateur sports.
As kids return back to school and start their fall sports seasons it is important for parents to be aware of the risks that head injuries can pose. Concussions are a form of mild traumatic brain injury, or TBI. TBIs occur when a blow or jolt to the head causes a problem with normal brain functions. Some of the signs and symptoms of a TBI include the following:
Sensitivity to light and sound
Even mild TBIs have the potential to cause significant complications, which may require victims to refrain from engaging in daily activities for an extended period of time. Often, people who have sustained a TBI will need to miss work or school for weeks or even months. All TBIs are serious injuries, and should be evaluated by a medical professional. Research has indicated that multiple TBIs can result in serious, long-term medical and cognitive issues. As a result, it is important for victims and their families to ensure that their rights are protected by discussing their case with an experienced attorney.
Contact a Peachtree City personal injury attorney for a free consultation
A sports-related TBI could entitle victims to significant compensation for losses such as medical expenses, lost income, loss of quality of life, and pain and suffering. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Peachtree City personal injury lawyers, call Shane Smith Law today at (770) 487-8999.