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Boling Rice LLC
207 Pirkle Ferry Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Phone: (770) 887-3162

Can my Child get a Concussion Playing Sports in Cumming?

football concussionsTeam sports can be a hugely rewarding experience for any child. While some children discover significant talent and go on to play sports professionally, many simply play sports in order to have fun, stay active, and make friends. Unfortunately, playing sports comes with the risk of injury and, commonly, traumatic brain injuries such as concussions. If your child suffers a brain injury while playing sports due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve to receive compensation for all the injury-related losses.

The unfortunate reality is that there is a high risk of concussions in youth sports. Concussions in children’s sports have become a serious problem in the United States. In fact, recently the White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit took place in Washington, D.C. to draw attention to the issue. The summit included young athletes, coaches, researchers, concerned parents, and professional sports representatives, with even President Obama chiming in on the importance of education and research on youth concussions. One recent high school graduate spoke at the event, stating that she received concussions five different times while playing soccer for her high school team.

The sports that have the highest risk of concussion include the following:

• Football
• Hockey
• Lacrosse
• Soccer

Recent lawsuits against the National Football League (NFL) and the National Hockey League (NHL) have drawn attention to the high incidence of concussions and the long-lasting effects in the two sports in particular. Players have suffered life-long, permanent disabilities as a result of concussions while playing sports.

Children are even more susceptible to brain injuries when they receive any type of blow to the head or even when they have body contact forceful enough to cause the brain to jostle around in the skull. Unfortunately, many coaches encourage players to be strong and “suck it up,” and the results of sending them back onto the field with a brain injury can be devastating.

Contact a Cumming personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If a coach, sports league, or other party was negligent and caused your child to suffer a brain injury while playing sports, contact an experienced Cumming brain injury lawyer.

Boling Rice LLC Cumming
207 Pirkle Ferry Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Phone: (770) 887-3162
http://www.bolingricecumming.com/brain-injury/

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Phone: (770) 887-3162

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