Close to 40 million individuals participate in some sort of sport activity in the United States. According to expert statistics some 3 million individuals suffer sports related injuries. According to the Product and Safety commission nearly 500,000 individuals are treated in the emergency room for sports related injuries. Sport injuries range from separated shoulders and broken limbs to more serious life threatening injuries like permanent brain damage and spinal cord injuries. When you decide to participate in a sports activity you impliedly waived your liability rights. However, coaches, property owners, sports activity companies and leagues and manufacturers of sporting equipment may be liable for your injuries if their negligence or improper actions lead to or increased the threat being injured or increase the severity of the injury.
Traumatic Brain Injury and Football Concussions
The constant barrage of high velocity impacts in football gamed can have long term permanent effects. On average a professional football player sustained close to 50,000 hits during his professional career. Severe impacts often lead to concussions. A concussion is a blow to the head that causes the brain to fluctuate rapidly inside the skull. Multiple concussions or in many instance one high impact concussion can lead to permanent brain damage, including traumatic brain injury, memory loss, loss of cognition and the loss of motor functions. Concussions can take place in many different sports activities. However because of the high impact level of the game Football players are the most prone participants. Other sports that can lead to Concussions are as follows.
- Soccer: Hitting the soccer ball with the head can lead to ling term brain damage
- Winter Sports: Skiing and Snowboarding
- Bicycling: Improper helmet use
- Water Sports
If you or your child has suffered a head injuries immediately seek medical attention.
Common Sports Related Injuries
Some of the most common and severe sport injuries are as follows
- Separated Shoulder
- Rotate cuff tear
- Neck injuries and whiplash
- Permanent Brain Damage
- Head Injuries
- Internal Bleeding
- Broken Limbs
- Permanent Scarring
- Torn Ligaments
Los Angeles Sport Injury Law Firm
Our team of legal professionals at Downtown Los Angeles Law is dedicated to protecting the rights children, teenagers and professionals athletes injured while playing the sport they love. If you have sustained injuries while playing football or any other sports related activity contact our injury lawyers today. More Information: Brain Injury Legal Guide