Brain Injuries in Minors

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Distinguished as a New York Super Lawyer and American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year, and His Team of Elite Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Best Result for Children Who Suffered Head Injuries Caused by School Sport-Related Incidents in Buffalo, New York.

Teenager with Headache

Every year, over 30 million children and teenagers throughout the country participate in some type of organized sport. Unfortunately, participating in sports activities is not without risks. Nearly 3.5 million children each year suffer sports-related injuries such as traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and even fatalities. Sport-related brain injuries are especially serious for young children. If you have a child who plays a sport, especially if it’s a contact sport, you must recognize the possible dangers involved. Even minor, a brain injury can have devastating impacts on a child’s physical and cognitive development. Concussions, which occur when the head gets hit hard enough for the brain to bounce against the skull, are the most common form of brain injury. As many as 3.8 million sports-related concussions occur per year. Children are especially prone to concussions, which can give rise to severe emotional instability and have permanent consequences. While some school sport-related head injuries may be purely accidental, sometimes these injuries involve carelessness and negligence.

Way too many children suffer preventable brain injuries while playing sports in school. No child should have to endure the mental or emotional trauma of an avoidable brain injury. Often, there is more to school sports-related incidents than meets the eye. A careful investigation of your child’s brain injury may uncover negligent actions of coaches, gym teachers, and even other athletes. Jed Dietrich, Esq., distinguished as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys, recognizes the anger and fear that parents may feel after their child suffers from a school sports-related brain injury. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s caring team of Buffalo, New York child sports-related brain injury lawyers have seen the effect that head injuries can have on children, and ultimately their families. After a brain injury, the parents or guardians should make taking care of the child their number one priority, and our team is here to help with everything else. Pursuing a personal injury claim against those responsible for your child’s brain injury may be the only way to begin to recover.

Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has exclusively handled severe personal injury cases. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has battled to obtain over $175 million in verdicts and settlements for victims who were injured in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; throughout New York State and beyond. Our honorable commitment to exceeding your expectations and delivering an exceptional outcome is what sets us apart from the competition. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. offers complimentary lawsuit evaluations and consultations. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of top rated personal injury attorneys would be delighted to speak with you about your child’s school sports-related head injury. Our brilliant team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 716-839-3939, or by filling out the online consultation form. We are the aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury attorneys who are ready to fight for the compensation that your child deserves!



Common Symptoms Of Head Injuries

Children’s brains are especially vulnerable after suffering from serious brain injuries. Seeking immediate medical treatment for an injured child is crucial to proper diagnosis and successful treatment. As the parent or guardian of a child involved in sports, you must recognize the symptoms of a brain injury. Some of the immediate signs that tend to occur after concussions and traumatic brain injuries include:

  1. Loss of consciousness;
  2. Dizziness;
  3. Disorientation, confusion, or inability to concentrate;
  4. Vacant staring;
  5. Emotional outbursts;
  6. Nausea and vomiting;
  7. Headaches;
  8. Ringing in ears;
  9. Lack of balance;
  10. Incoordination;
  11. Amnesia; and
  12. Slurred or incoherent speech.

For more information, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) fact sheet for parents. If your child suffered a head injury in a school sports-related incident, you want the best Buffalo, New York personal injury lawyer to handle your child’s claim. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of child brain injury attorneys are dedicated to safeguarding the legal rights of children that suffer serious injuries. Call us today at 716-839-3939.

The Most Dangerous School Sports American Football Players

Contact sports often present the most risk for head injuries due to the physical interaction between the children. Nevertheless, various other sports present grave risks of brain injury. In sports, head injuries can arise when children are hit in the head with equipment, when two children collide, or when a child trips and falls. Even the most routine actions, such as heading a ball while playing soccer, can result in irreversible brain damage. The sports contributing to the highest number of children’s brain injuries include:

  • Football;
  • Baseball;
  • Soccer;
  • Hockey;
  • Horseback riding;
  • Cheerleading;
  • Gymnastics; and
  • Water sports.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. team possesses the knowledge and expertise necessary to systematically investigate your child’s brain injury and ensure that your child is in a position to obtain the highest possible recovery for their damages. Every child head injury case must be evaluated on its own merits because brain injuries tend to vary significantly in their severity. If your child suffered a head injury while playing sports at school, contact Jed Dietrich, Esq., a proud member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and his seasoned team of Buffalo, New York school sports-related child brain injury lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. for a free consultation.

Liability For Your Child’s School Sports-Related Head Injury

One of the greatest hurdles to recovering compensation in a child sports brain injury case is the notion of consent. As a parent, most likely, you signed a waiver or consent form, stating that you understand the risks accompanying sport-related activities. Nevertheless, the school or league may be held responsible for tolerating sports conduct or physical force that is beyond the scope of the rules. For instance, if a coach regularly tolerates excessive force during football, he or she may be found liable for any injuries resulting from any non-conventional conduct of players. This is applicable during practices as well as actual games. Some types of inappropriate school sports coaching methods may include:

  • Overlooking the need to provide sufficient sport-related safety training;
  • Issuing worn-out or defective equipment;
  • Practicing or playing in unsafe athletic facilities;
  • Neglecting to take an injured child out of a game;
  • Failing to seek out medical care in the event of an emergency;
  • Fostering excessive force or overly aggressive behavior;
  • Encouraging conduct that is against the rules of the sport; and
  • Pushing a child athlete beyond his or her reasonable limits during practice.

Time and time again, former clients of the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. have said that Jed Dietrich, Esq. is the best personal injury lawyer in Western New York. View our Google 5 Star rating and clients’ testimonials by clicking here. Our veteran team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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