Whilst doing research on sports injuries I stumbled across this article whereabouts a 12 year old girl Nicole was injured whilst playing basketball. The article stated that apparently during basketball practice, Nicole was shooting the ball when a defender tried aggressively to block her shot. The two players made contact, and Nicole hit the floor headfirst. “The way she was hit took her whole body out from under her, and she landed directly on her head,” said her mother, “We immediately knew this was serious as she was very confused and looking at people like she didn’t know who they were.”
Paramedics were called to the scene and she was taken to the hospital for observation. At the hospital, doctors diagnosed a minor concussion —an increasingly common injury in basketball, particularly among minors, yet one that has yet to gain widespread attention. In fact, Nicole's mom said, she knew enough to worry about concussions — she also stated that even though Nicole played soccer more than basketball she worries more about the latter sport as the chances for broken bones and other injuries can occur being that it is a hard floor as the physical contact of basketball similar to that of football except that its indoors.
Injuries on basketball courts are common across South Florida from Sunrise, Plantation, Miramar, Coral Springs and Aventura, some are serious to warrant hospitalization and observation at a hospital or some maybe minor not requiring medical attention, although we always advise to visit your medica practioner to ensure that the injury in not serious. Also it allows you to keep record of your injury if you do eventually decide to file a claim. Practicing law in Fort Lauderdale and representing victims of sports injuries I always recommend to parents and victims that it does not matter how serious the injury you should always seek advice from an experienced sports injury attorney.
Should you or a loved one be the victim of a sports injury, always seeks legal counsel to ensure you know your rights and you are compensated for your damages. Contact us online or call at 954 431 8100 or 305 624 9186 to set up a FREE consultation to see legal counsel.