As a contact sport, youth, high school, collegiate, or recreational football inherently has a certain degree of risk associated with it. Football is the most popular sport played by young athletes in the United States, however, it is also the single most dangerous.
Types of football injuries can range from minor to severe, and death can result under the right conditions. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 920,000 participants under the age of 18 were hospitalized with football-related injuries in 2007 alone.
If you or someone you love was injured in a football accident because of another persons negligence, you may be eligible for compensation based on the pain and suffering you endured as a result of the accident.
The legal team at Greg Coleman Law understands the need for skilled and caring representation when someone you love has suffered a serious football injury, which is why we will always fight for the MAXIMUM amount of compensation due to our clients.
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Injuries from Football
Although protective equipment aids in preventing certain physical harm that may come to a football player, the most serious injuries occur regardless of helmets and padding. By far, the most dangerous aspect of the sport is head trauma, which has become an increasingly worrisome part of the game.
The most common injuries a player might experience include:
- Ankle injury
- Back injuries
- Broken bones
- Head trauma
- Herniated discs
- Ligament tears
- Neck trauma
- Overuse injuries
- Patellar tendonitis
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Shoulder injuries
- Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
- Strains and sprains
- Wrist injury
- Wrongful death
- and many more.
According to the Annual Survey of Catastrophic Football Injuries of 2009, seven high school football players suffered cervical cord injuries with incomplete recovery of neurological capacity. With the recent incidences of head trauma that the National Football League has experienced, there is much more awareness of the lasting trauma that head injuries can create.
Causes of Football Injuries
There are many factors that can lead to different types of football injuries, but generally the combination of speed and full-force contact increases the chance any injury will be serious. Whether during a game or in practice, certain safety guidelines should be met to ensure players are not taking undue risks with their lives and those of their teammates.
The following are some of the underlying causes of the varying football injury types:
- Absence of professional medical personnel
- Fatigued or overworked muscles and ligaments
- Ill-fitting protective equipment
- Illegal tackles
- Improper tackling form
- Lack of stretching
- Lack of routine health and wellness evaluations
- Not following warm up and cool down routines
- to name a few.
If measurable precautions are taken, many unnecessary injuries could be prevented. Of course, players at every level should be supervised by coaches whose main function is to maintain safe exercise and playing environments and practices. If a coach or athletic trainer is negligently in performing these duties they may have been responsible for your injury.
Sports Accident Litigation Attorneys in Knoxville TN
At Greg Coleman Law, our goal is to protect and defend the rights of the victims of serious football accident injuries. If your pain and suffering was caused because another individual acted carelessly or failed to act when they should have, do not suffer in silence. We have the experience and drive to fight for you, and because we work on a contingency fee basis you never pay unless we win a successful verdict or settlement.
With our main office in Knoxville, we are also licensed to serve the entire state of Tennessee.
Some locations we serve include:
- Lenoir City
To learn more about how our attorneys are able to help in your time of need, or to schedule a free no-obligation consultation, we welcome you to contact us today at (865) 247-0080 and a member of our intake team will obtain the details of your collision and refer you to one of our experienced truck accident attorneys.
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