Traumatic brain injuries are extremely common in the United States, especially when people are participating in sports or other recreational activities. With over 1.5 million traumatic brain injuries every year in the United States, 65,000 are caused by cycling accidents, 86,000 are from football, basketball, and baseball combined, and another 24,000 come from ATV or dirt bike accidents. Helmets are designed to protect people from the possibility of a traumatic brain injury, but when they are defective, wearers may suffer needlessly.
At Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, P.L.L.C., we understand that brain injuries can be devastating both physically and financially and are committed to helping you to recover the financial compensation that you are due if you or your loved one has been the victim of a helmet maker’s negligence. Contact an experienced Clearwater product liability lawyer today at 727-441-9030 to schedule a free consultation with one of our legal representatives.
Common Helmet Malfunctions
If severe enough, traumatic brain injuries can cause permanent damage and even death. Helmets are intended to protect the brain from damage, but only if they are properly designed and manufactured. Some common helmet defects that could cause serious injuries include:
- Poorly constructed outer shell that cracks easily
- Design that distributes force in a dangerously concentrated fashion
- Insufficient amount of padding inside to protect from impact
- Malfunctioning clips and straps
Depending upon the nature and the severity of the brain injury that one sustains because of a defective helmet, it may be difficult to carry on with one’s personal or professional life as before, enhancing the potential for isolation and emotional trauma.
The lawyers of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, P.L.L.C., are here to help you fight for the compensation you need to pay for medical expenses and other damages incurred due to a defective helmet. Contact us today at 727-441-9030 to discuss your case.