Sports-Related Brain Injury Attorneys
Serving Orlando, Miami, Tampa, and Jacksonville, Florida
According to the Brain Injury Resource Center in Washington, D.C., an estimated 30,000 sports-related brain injuries – of mild to moderate severity – occur in the United States each year. Though many of these conditions can be classified as a so-called “mild” brain injury, even these injuries can cause long-term impairment. Furthermore, repeated brain injuries can be catastrophic, even fatal.
If you or your child has suffered a sports-related brain injury, you may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit. Coaches, officials, and medical/training staffs have a responsibility to protect their athletes. If one of these parties can be found to have acted negligently, and thus (at least partially) responsible four the victim’s sports-related brain injury, they may be held accountable in court. Having handled many sports injury cases, our brain injury attorneys serve Florida clients statewide. Convenient to Orlando, Miami, Tampa, and Jacksonville, our network of brain injury attorneys are prepared to evaluate your claim. Contact an experienced traumatic brain injury lawyer today to discuss your legal options.
Brain Injuries and Athletics
The popularity of contact sports in the United States exposes a large number of participants to risk for brain injury. Our brain injury attorneys represent Orlando, Tampa, Miami, and Florida victims statewide injured while boxing, playing football, ice and roller hockey, soccer, baseball, basketball, or while skiing.
Generally caused by a sudden head trauma, concussions range in severity from mild to severe. But every concussion, no matter how mild, injures your brain. Concussions disrupt normal brain function, affecting memory, judgment, reflexes, speech, balance, and coordination.
Without proper safety equipment and supervision, student athletes may be at increased risk of concussions when playing football and other contact sports. If you would like our brain injury attorneys to evaluate your potential claim, contact one of our Florida offices today.
Second Impact Syndrome
“During the minutes to few days after concussion injury, brain cells that are not irreversibly destroyed remain alive but exist in a vulnerable state. This concept of injury-induced vulnerability has been put forth to describe the fact that patients suffering from head injury are extremely vulnerable to the consequences of even minor changes in cerebral blood flow and/or increases in intracranial pressure and apnea…” – American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
Numerous studies have shown that once a person suffers a concussion, more likely – as much as four times – to sustain a second one. Recurrent brain injuries can fatal. However, recurrent brain injuries and second impact syndrome are highly preventable. Physicians, health and physical education instructors, athletic coaches and trainers should be aware of the warning signs of second impact syndrome.
Contact Our Florida Sports-related Brain Injury Attorneys
Coaches, officials, and medical/training staffs have a responsibility to protect their athletes. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a sports-related brain injury, contact us today. Serving Orlando, Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Florida clients statewide, our brain injury attorneys will fight on your behalf to recover the compensation your family needs. We can help you hold those responsible for your suffering accountable for their actions. Schedule a free consultation today.