Fort Myers Injury Attorneys: Top Tips for Sports Safety

by Carmen Dellutri on September 13, 2012

Port Charlotte injury lawyerFor many Florida students, going back to school means the beginning of sports season. While we love to cheer on our children as they take the field, as parents, we are also afraid of sports injuries.

As Fort Myers injury attorneys, we know concerns have also grown in recent years, given the recent studies on the long-term impacts of even a minor brain injury. Therefore, it is even more imperative for parents and coaches to take steps to keep children safe.

Below are some important tips from

  • Every child should receive a pre-participation physical evaluation (PPE) every year. This exam can find underlying conditions the young athlete may have, preventing a potential medical emergency.
  • Make sure athletes have the right equipment—this may include helmets, shin guards, mouth guards, ankle braces, shoes with rubber cleats and sunscreen.
  • Learn the signs and symptoms of a concussion. If you suspect an athlete has sustained a concussion, immediately remove the child from play. Also, be aware of any concussion policies for your state and/or sports league.
  • Make sure the athletes drink water 30 minutes before the activity begins and every 15-20 minutes during activity. Don’t wait for kids to tell you they are thirsty. Establish regular water breaks during practices and games.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Fort Myers accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Fort Myers injury attorneys for a free consultation. 

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