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The Importance of Kid’s Sports Safety in New Jersey for Youth Football

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Daniel J. O'Brien
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Although youth sports such as football have many benefits including teamwork, they also carry risks. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), more than 1 million kids had to be treated in emergency rooms, doctor's offices and hospitals for football injuries in 2008.

Kids Sports Safety & Football Injuries

The following information may help give you a better idea about some of the risks and safety measures that should be taken with kid's football:

  • Common injuries - include sprains, bruises, pulled muscles, strains, torn ligaments, internal injuries (damaged organs), broken bones, concussions, sunburn, and back injuries. Injuries are more prevalent in the knees and ankles.
  • Safety measures - children should be required to wear a mouth guard; helmet; shoulder pads; athletic supporters; chest/rib pads; thigh, forearm and elbow pads; proper shoes; shin guards; and sunscreen. Additionally, your child should have an adequate supply of water and be encouraged to hydrate often.
  • Injury prevention - safety equipment should be used properly, warm-up and cool-down exercises should be performed and proper coaching is imperative. 

If your child has suffered a serious sports injury in New Jersey and you think the coach or other supervisor is to blame, you should share your concerns with a New Jersey sports injury lawyer. You might be able to hold all negligent parties accountable through a personal injury claim, whether the injury is related to football or any other sporting event.

Help After Kids Sports Injuries in New Jersey

If your child has been severely injured in a New Jersey sporting event, you shouldn't have to pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person's negligence. Contact a New Jersey injury sports injury lawyer at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation - 1-877-944-8396.

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