04/19/2013 // LifeCare123 // Life Care Solutions Group // (press release)
A jury in Colorado recently awarded $11.5 million in damages to the family of a man who was injured during a high school football practice in 2008 and left with serious brain injuries, report Los Angeles brain injury lawyers. The former Trinidad High School football player, now 22, suffered a concussion during the practice and was not provided prompt medical attention. He is now living with paralysis on his left side in addition to severe brain damage.
The family brought a personal injury lawsuit against helmet maker Riddell and the player’s coaches following the incident, partly attributing his injuries to an allegedly defective design of the helmet he was wearing. Riddell, which has been served with a complaint from thousands of former players in the NFL, also faces a similar helmet lawsuit in Los Angeles.
What Los Angeles brain injury lawyers and others can learn from this case is how important it is to not be deterred from pursuing personal injury claims if negligence is believed to be a contributor to a person’s injury. A jury in another state previously found the helmet maker not guilty in an injury case involving a high school player; however, the recent win for the plaintiffs in Colorado shows that outcomes can vary depending on many factors including how an attorney handles the case. Consequently, even if one jury does not find a defendant liable in a case, it does not mean that others will do the same.
As in the case of this high school football player, individuals rely on certain products to be manufactured in adherence to safety standards, especially in cases where an item is designed to protect them from physical harm. When one sustains a traumatic brain injury or other serious injuries as a result of a defective product, manufacturers may be liable for resulting damages including medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.
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