High School Football Brain Injuries on the Rise

A North Carolina law passed in 2011 requires students playing sports who have suspected brain injuries to leave the game and not return to practice or future games until a medical professional has approved. This law applies to middle and high school students.

Although deaths from high school sport accidents have declined, football players are facing a growing risk of brain injury. Each player has the potential of experiencing a fatal injury, however statistics show that tackling is responsible for the majority of catastrophic injuries.

High school football players might not necessarily be injured because of another player. Negligent coaching and failure to educate players about the proper methods of blocking and tackling leaves students in vulnerable positions. It’s illegal to block with your head, but officials are seeing less enforcement of this rule. Improper skill education, combined with helmet use and kickoffs are believed to be contributing to more football injuries for high school students.

Accident attorneys at Brent Adams & Associates help families in NC with injured students receive compensation for medical treatment, disability or impairment. Parents are often confused about the complicated injury laws that affect sports injuries that took place on school property or at school events. Our injury lawyers can explain in simple terms how these laws will affect your child’s NC injury claim. Call for a free review of your NC injury claim at 800.849.5931.
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