Though athletes at both the collegiate and professional level are lauded for their talent, they often put themselves in danger of sustaining serious injuries. In particularly, brain injuries have become a significant concern that athletes, football players in particular, face. Such injuries can not only derail an athlete's career; they can also dramatically affect an athlete's life, both temporarily and permanently.
While we at the Law Offices of Paul Levin, know that some athletes in Connecticut who sustain brain injuries do so due to their own actions or with a knowledge of the risk they face, this is not the case for all injured athletes. In these situations, it may be possible for an athlete who sustains a brain injury to sue the person who caused the injury, whether it was a negligent coach, other athlete, the manufacturer of safety gear, or another party, for financial compensation.
Brain Injuries and Athletes
Athletic events come with risks of their own, as every athlete knows, but sometimes athletes suffer brain injuries because of someone else's negligence or reckless behavior. These injuries might stem from situations like:
- Poorly made or defective safety gear, particularly helmets
- Unsafe / reckless activity during a sporting event
- Negligence of a coach
- Unsafe conditions in competition area
These are only some of the ways in which a brain injury could affect an athlete. Such an injury could result in permanent brain damage, memory loss, loss of coordination, and general depression for an athlete, potentially forever altering his or her life.
Contact an Athletes Brain Injury Attorney in Connecticut
If you or someone you love is an athlete and has suffered a brain injury because of what you believe was another person's negligence, our attorneys from the Law Offices of Paul Levin may be able to help. We can explore your options and situation with you, in addition to possibly taking the first steps to getting justice and financial compensation. Speak with us about protecting your rights by calling 860.322.5302 today.