Concussions & Youth Sports
Children and teens under the age of 19 suffer concussions from a variety of youth sports and activities, including football, playground injuries, bicycling, soccer, basketball, baseball, and horseback riding. The National Federation of State High School Associations reports an estimated 140,000 high school athletes suffer concussions every year across the country.
Due to the increased number of traumatic brain injuries and concussions in youth related to sports and activities, Indiana Concussion and Head Injuries Law became effective in July 2012. Indiana Code 20-34-7-4 states that a high school student athlete who is suspected of sustaining a head injury must be removed from play at the time of the injury and may not return to play until the athlete has received written medical clearance.
If your child has been injured and you are concerned about a possible concussion, get immediate medical attention. For more information and a free consultation, contact the personal injury lawyers at Wagner Reese.