The allure of summertime fun at the local park is irresistible. We remember all of those sunny days practicing and playing with the team and forget that such activity could be very dangerous. There are many potential injuries on the court or in the rink, including broken bones, lacerations, and bruising. However, one that people do not always think of is the risk of brain injury.
The surprise retirement of the San Francisco 49ers’ Chris Borland, as reported by ESPN, came as a shock to many. However, those paying attention to the risk of severe brain issues due to impacts and concussions were not surprised. There are very similar risks for children playing sports, as well.
The CDC reports that there are nearly a half million traumatic brain injuries among children each year, many of which happen due to involvement in childhood sports. There is a high risk due to age of causing issues that could carry with the child for life. Such brain injuries could severely impact the child’s growth, motor skills, social interactions, and other factors needed for a high quality of life. Many of these injuries could last for years and require thousands of dollars of therapy or rehabilitation. This is often too much for young children and their families to go through.
Meanwhile research in the medical journal the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation from 2005 finds that there is a disparity in brain injuries between different backgrounds of children.
If your child has been injured due to the negligence of a sports league, it is important that you protect them and other children that could be hurt. Making sure that sports leagues put in proper procedures can go a long way. In addition, the cost of your child’s medical expenses and recovery is vital. An attorney skilled in childhood sports injuries and brain trauma, such as one from the Ehline Law Firm PC can assist you in this difficult time. They know the precedent and have worked with parents of children injured due to similar accidents. They understand the tremendous physical, emotional, and financial toll such accidents can create.
Ehline Law stands ready to help 24/7. They will come to you anywhere in the state to hear about your situation in a free, no-pressure consultation. Their experience will be a major aid in your corner. Led by disabled former Marine Michael Ehline, their attorneys are always willing to listen and to fight insurance companies or reckless individuals that allowed such an accident to occur. Call or email today for more information.