When a person suffers a brain injury, the injury can have long lasting and life changing results. Often, people who suffer a traumatic brain injury are no longer able to live their lives as they once did and they need specialized care and assistance for the rest of their lives. When a person suffers a brain injury because of the negligent or careless actions of another person, the injury victim is entitled to compensation for his or her injuries.
Athletes are especially vulnerable to brain injuries in the form of a concussion. Usually, a concussion is caused by a blow to the head, and concussions can impair a person's mental activities, including speech, concentration, and balance. It is estimated that more than 300,000 Americans suffer a sports-related concussion every year. In addition, thousands of concussions result from car accidents and falls.
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