Recent studies found that high school students are twice more likely to sustain a concussion than college players while playing football. The study, which was sponsored by the NFL and led by the Institute of Medicine, found that in most cases, concussion symptoms disappeared within a couple weeks, but in other cases, the symptoms lasted weeks, months, and even years.
Based on the study, there are 11.2 concussions for every 10,000 practices and games, while among college players, the number of concussions was only 6.3. However, many of these injuries go unreported, so the authors of the study disclosed that its numbers could be conservative.
With a helmet that meets safety standards, football players are still facing a 95% chance of suffering a concussion. Helmets can be effective with lowering the risk of skull fractures, but there is very little evidence that it can actually protect from traumatic brain injury.
How Your Sports Injury Could Be Due to Negligence
Even though most people understand and are aware of the connection between contact sports and brain injuries, many players feel they need to risk their own heath in order not to let down their team.
If you or your son or daughter has suffered a concussion or other serious brain injuries while playing a contact sport that was worsened by the initial actions or negligence of other players, coaches, or another party, you may be able to pursue compensation. Talk to a personal injury attorney at Steinberg Law Firm about your potential case. We have over 88 years of experience in representing injured people in the South Carolina area.
To find out how our experienced attorneys can fight for you and your family following a serious injury, please call the Steinberg Law Firm, LLP, at 843-720-2800 for a free case review. Our compassionate South Carolina personal injury lawyers serve Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville and all of the surrounding areas.