Football is one of the most watched sporting events in the United States. In recent years, however, there has been a growing concern about the safety of football players, specifically with head injuries.
As injuries increase and liability becomes a concern, more research is taking place to help combat brain-related injuries. A new technology sensor has been created to track helmet impact. Georgia Southern University researchers use this technology to help understand recovery after a head injury during sporting events. The software in the helmet analyzes the impact and helps to monitor players and concussions.
Technology can be a great tool to help with treating brain injuries. However, football organizations have not always been responsible when it comes to prevention. Many NFL professional players have joined in a lawsuit against the NFL stating that the NFL acted negligently. Some claims assert that the NFL knew of players’ heightened risk of injury, but did not inform them.
When an entity acts in a negligent way, the injured party is able to bring forth a legal claim against the negligent party. Negligence is shown when the entity has a reasonable duty, fails to uphold that duty and an injury directly results. Negligence for brain related injuries are not only found on the football field. Parties may also be negligent in car accidents, falls and work-related accidents.
Injured parties in the state of Georgia are able to bring forth personal injury claims to gain compensation for their loss and hold negligent parties responsible. This compensation may be for medical expenses, lost time at work, pain and suffering and even death.
Any injured party in the state of Georgia should seek the help of an experienced legal professional in order to assess their options and protect their rights.
Source: AzoSensors, “Using Helmet Sensors to Measure Sports-related Head Impacts,” Kal Kaur, Aug. 19, 2013