The rate of concussions in football and other high school sports has increased by more than two times from 2005 to 2012, according to the American Journal of Sports Medicine. As concussion cases surmount, sports teams and organizations impose the use of helmets during practice and competitions.
However, helmets are not foolproof, even if some sales agents claim their brands are the “safest” on the market. Brain injury lawyers describe the limitations of helmets and known safety ratings, but more importantly, identify the possible liability of helmet manufacturers for a person’s brain injury.
Helmets and Safety from Concussions
When Virginia Tech released its famous STAR (Summation of Tests for the Analysis of Risk) ratings for helmet safety, many parents and athletes were assuaged. They believed such testing proved the infallibility of helmets, but wrongly, according to Stefan Duma, head of Virginia Tech’s School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences and the person who helped design the ratings and supervised tests. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2qYJsdZ