What is traumatic brain injury?
Traumatic brain injury can happen to anyone anytime. A driver who looked at another direction hit a bicycle messenger. A construction worker, who was working under a crane, was hit by the load that slipped from its ropes.
In the last few years, there’s a lot of discussion about some sports that can cause brain injuries to a large number of players. Football is a sport with lots of brute force tactics and hard hits during plays. It received a lot of scrutiny and questioning about the future existence of the game.
An innovator from California thinks that it is possible to reduce the dangers to football by switching to lighter helmets. His theory suggests that the extra weight of regulation helmets do more damage, add force to collisions, and reduce mobility.
An experimental helmet was created to replace football helmets. The materials used in motor racing and fighter jet helmets were also used in this innovative helmet. The creator claims that an alloy used in the face mask makes the helmet stronger and lighter.
One of the leading producers of the current football helmets received several lawsuits brought by professional and collegiate football players who suffered from traumatic brain injuries. Many players said that they can still feel the effects of playing football even years after they hang up their cleats.
The victims of traumatic brain injuries from different causes may ask for a financial damages claim to assist with recovery. A personal injury lawyer can help them with their case.