If you’ve been following the news recently, you’ve certainly read about the rise in concussion awareness in football. From high school athletes up to the NFL superstars we cheer on from our living rooms on Sunday nights, the guys who push their bodies to the limits in the weight room and on the gridiron are out there taking some serious hard hits with some seriously heavy consequences. These injuries are so serious, in fact, that recent studies have drawn parallels between the traumatic brain injuries sustained during football and those occurring during car crashes.

 

According to a Virginia Tech study, football players that receive a blow to the head 30 to 50 times a game experience the same impact as passengers in a car crash. Of course, given the fact that many more people drive cars than play football, a traumatic brain injury as a result of a car crash is more likely. Still, it’s shocking to think that a machine the likes of a car (i.e., made of steel) has the same impact on a human body as a person ramming into another person.

 

Many of the injuries sustained during football games and in car crashes end up being concussions—of which recently we’ve learned to pay much more attention to. Classified as a minor traumatic brain injury, concussions take place when the head hits another object or a moving object hits the head. Concussions can occur in car accidents, sports games, and even in the event of a fall. The brain is jostled within the skull as the result, causing the individual to lose alertness or even consciousness. And it’s not uncommon for people who become concussed to not realize it—often times it’s reported that those who have suffered a minor traumatic brain injury see black or white in their vision or “see stars.” While short-term effects of concussions can include headaches, dizziness, and nausea (all of which are wholly unpleasant), the long-term effects are even more dire. Days or even weeks after a concussion, many people report personality changes like inexplicable irritability, trouble concentrating, memory problems, sensitivity to light and noise, sleep disturbances, and even depression. Because of all of the complications associated with minor traumatic brain injuries—whether moments later or weeks after the after the fact—it’s important to take note of how you feel and seek medical attention when you notice changes to your physical or mental state.

 

Bodies colliding into one another on the football field and automobile crashes have other serious injury implications beyond those traumatic brain injuries, too. Car accident victims often suffer chronic back pain from the impact much like athletes who have chronic back pain from overuse or a big hit that damages the back and spine. Fortunately, the team of skilled traumatic brain injury attorneys at Mobile, Alabama-based Taylor Martino Rowan are ready to help you seek compensation for any and all serious injuries sustained through car accidents or even a negligent athletics department.

 

Traumatic brain injuries and various other life-altering damages to the body are classified as catastrophic injuries. If you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury in Alabama, and this injury was caused by no fault of your own, you have the right to seek the full value of your damages from the at-fault party. This means that you have the right to file a claim with the responsible party’s insurance, or you can file a lawsuit for compensation directly against the at-fault party. What’s more, you can seek compensation for your actual monetary losses and intangible losses, which can range from the value of pain and suffering to the loss of quality of life.

 

If you have suffered a serious injury and are uncertain about what to do next, you can find real, accessible help at Taylor Martino. The compassionate team of talented catastrophic brain injury lawyers and car accident attorneys in Mobile, AL seek to make absolutely certain that you are compensated for your injuries, and they know what it takes to get you the settlement you deserve.

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with Taylor Martino today, please call 1-800-256-7728 or request a call back TODAY.

 

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