Football can be a dangerous sport, and when a player is injured, adequate procedures are expected to be followed. The parents of a 16-year-old who lost his life after a brain injury sustained during a football game are taking civil action in a state near Virginia. The parents claim that proper procedures were not followed when their son was injured, which ultimately caused his death.
Virginia residents who have suffered catastrophic injuries as the result of another party's negligence may be facing financial ruin. A brain injury may require ongoing medical care and often results in mounting medical expenses. Depending on the severity of the injury, a victim may be unable to pursue recovery of damages without the assistance of an experienced attorney to protect his or her interests.
Out of all other sports, brain injuries suffered while playing football are the ones most discussed in the media. However, in Virginia as well as in the rest of the country, the cheerleaders on the sidelines of the football field are also at risk of suffering a brain injury if an accident were to occur. One such cheerleader suffered a traumatic brain injury after an accident, and she is bringing a civil suit against her coach.