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Millions of Americans suffer brain injuries every year, and many of these come from recreational or sports injuries. Whether you are riding a bicycle or playing football, helmets are necessary pieces of equipment designed to protect your head from suffering these traumatic brain injuries. However, when helmets are designed or manufactured poorly, not only will they fail to protect your head, but they can also cause a large amount of damage.
Traumatic brain injuries cause 52,000 deaths and close to 275,000 hospital visits every year in the United States. If you or a loved one has suffered from a traumatic brain injury because of a defective helmet, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Contact the Cedar Rapids product liability lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., today at (319) 294-4424 to schedule your consultation.
Common Helmet Malfunctions
Helmets must be designed and manufactured properly in order to fully protect one’s head in case of an accident. You may be eligible for financial compensation if you suffered a traumatic brain injury because your helmet had any of the following defects:
- Poorly designed fit so it slips off the head too easily
- Thin and rigid outer shell
- Lack of protective padding inside the helmet
- Buckles or snaps that easily break or wrongfully open
If you have been hurt due to a defective helmet, the time to act is now. Contact a personal injury lawyer and fight back.
If you have been injured due to a defective object such as a helmet, do not hesitate to speak with a professional legal representative about your options. Call the Cedar Rapids product liability attorneys of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., today at (319) 294-4424.