One of the most serious injuries one can experience is a traumatic brain injury. These injuries can happen from any blunt force trauma, but a large portion occurs due to sports or recreational activity accidents. When playing physical sports like hockey or football, or when riding a bicycle or other recreational vehicle, participants should always wear a helmet. Sadly, although helmets save thousands of lives every year, defective helmets can leave individuals more prone to head injuries.
Helmets should protect you in case of a fall, but if helmet manufacturers or designers perform negligently, they are putting lives in danger. If you or someone you know has suffered a serious injury because of a defective helmet, contact the San Antonio product liability lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers today at (210) 999-9999 and schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options.
Common Helmet Defects
Roughly 1.7 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury every year in the United States, killing close to 52,000 and hospitalizing hundreds of thousands. Even if you heal from the immediate repercussions of a head injury, brain injuries can cause permanent damage. You can hold negligent product manufacturers or designers responsible if a helmet is defective for any of the following reasons:
- Brittle outer shells and insufficient padding
- Cracked visors or facemasks in football helmets
- Poorly designed straps or buckles that do not stay fastened
When you wear a helmet, you trust it to keep you safe. If a helmet fails in this duty to you due to improper design or manufacturing, you can fight back.
The San Antonio product liability attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers can help you every step of the way to secure the compensation you deserve after an injury. Find out the steps you can take by calling us at (210) 999-9999.