Not only are brain injuries very common in sports, they affect nearly 765,000 young children and adults every year.
Who does not have their kids in sporting activities? It is almost an entrenched right of passage for American children and young adults. Unfortunately, playing the sports they love may also result in traumatic brain injury, typically referred to as pediatric acquired brain injury. In fact, over 80,000 young adults and children land in hospital with brain trauma every year. Sadly, more than 11,000 die each year, as well.
What will make a dent in these numbers? As simple as it may sound, one of the things, aside from education about playing safely, is only the best in head protection for all young athletes. It matters that young kids are out there playing their hearts out without the proper headgear they need to protect their skulls and brains. It matters that young adults get top-notch headgear to protect them too, because their futures may depend on it.
Acquired brain injury is the result of traumatic brain injury, and that may be caused by any trauma to the head, and that includes concussions while playing sports. Who hasn’t watched young kids get slammed into the boards playing hockey or taken down hard on the football or soccer field?
Is better headgear something on the horizon for today’s sports minded kids and young adults? Evidently it is; something that is a great relief to parents nationwide. One national sports company is making it their mission to design, develop and market high quality protective gear that actually does what it says it will.
While there are helmets and other styles of protective headgear on the market right now, there is some question as to whether or not it actually works as well as it should. With a sports company hot on the trail of making a difference to kids and young adults while they are playing sports, the playing field just may get leveled out, giving an affirmative nod to safety first and foremost.
If your child has sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of a poorly constructed safety helmet, or was not issued protective head gear to play, make your first point of contact for legal help an Austin injury lawyer. Not only is the first meeting free, the advice you receive is priceless and may result in you winning decent compensation for your child’s traumatic brain injury.
Cases like this need the experienced guidance of an Austin injury lawyer, because they know how to present the case to the best advantage, whether in negotiations with the insurance company or in court. Think about hiring an Austin injury lawyer if your child’s life has changed dramatically as a result of a head injury.
Brooks Schuelke is an Austin personal injury attorney with Perlmutter & Schuelke PLLC. Contact an Austin injury lawyer at Civtrial.com or (512) 476-4944.