Sports concussions are becoming more and more common as athletes are pushing the limits of the body to stay competitive. Concussions are extremely serious but often overlooked by victims, coaches and athletic trainers. A concussion is an injury to the brain; any hard impact even with a helmet has the potential to cause a concussion. When someone suffers from a concussion whether mild or severe it is important that the victim rests and does NOT partake in any activity that could potentially injure the brain further. If you or a loved one suffered a concussion during a sporting event because of someone else’s negligence, or if you suffered a concussion and were sent back into the sporting event, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact a Los Angeles personal injury law firm to learn more about your legal options and to receive a free case evaluation.
As of 2012, California adopted a new law for school district sports regarding head injuries. Any school that offers athletics must follow these two rules:
These laws were adopted because of the extreme danger of suffering multiple sports concussions. Studies have shown that one of the worst possible scenarios is when an athlete suffers a concussion and is sent back into the game or practice. When the brain suffers a concussion it swells and if the injured athlete suffers another blow to the head while the brain is already injured, it can cause a traumatic brain injury and even death. While youth sports seem serious at times, nothing is more serious than our children’s safety and well being. If your child suffered a concussion because of another’s negligence or was forced to play with a concussion, contact a Los Angeles personal injury law firm today. Personal injury lawyers are well versed in this type of injury claim and can explain your legal options.