December 4, 2014
According to a WFI article published December 3, Indiana high schools reported an alarming number of concussions during this year’s fall sports season. According to the report, most of the concussions that were reported occurred on the football field. However, basketball and soccer players also suffered from a large number of concussions as well.
Report Doesn’t Tell The Whole Story
The IHSAA has asked schools to report concussion information for the first time this year, but schools are not required to do so. WFYI reports that, “about half of Indiana public high schools” reported their results to the IHSAA this year. Using the information that was reported, the IHSAA determined that, “student athletes experienced more than 1,200 concussion-related events during the five-month fall athletic season.” This is an alarming number, and even more disconcerting considering the fact that only about half of Indiana schools reported any data. One can safely assume the actual number of concussions during this five month period was much larger.
Concussions Are Serious Injuries
Concussions seem to be more and more common in today’s sport world. However, they are not injuries to be ignored, and can have potentially deadly consequences if not taken seriously. The Mayo Clinic defines a concussion as a “traumatic brain injury that alters the way your brain functions.” It describes symptoms such as headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance, and coordination. These symptoms are usually temporary and subside with rest. However, concussions are serious injuries that affect your brain, and should not be taken lightly.
Concussed After a Car Accident?
While concussions are often associated with contact sports, head injuries are not limited to the football field or basketball court. Many people become concussed while behind the wheel following a car accident. Due to the often violent snapping of the neck, as a result of rear end collisions, concussions are common injuries that car accident victims must deal with. They can be debilitating and should not be ignored. If you or someone you know has sustained a concussion after a crash contact an experienced attorney at Hensley Legal Group today. We can help you get the treatment you need to fully recover, and we can advise you on your options when it comes to paying for medical bills. Call us anytime 24/7 at 1-800-436-7539, or reach us via the web. Fill out the ‘Get Help Now’ box and someone from our office will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your situation. There are never any fees unless we help you secure a settlement. Contact us today for a free consultation.