Personal Injury attorney Jeffrey T. Jones, founder of the Law Offices of Jeffrey T. Jones, and best-selling author of “Protect and Defend” discusses the importance of preventing high school sports related injuries since once they’ve occurred they cannot be undone.
Charleston, WV, September 8, 2014: Personal Injury attorney Jeffrey T. Jones, founder of the Law Offices of Jeffrey T. Jones, and best-selling author of “Protect and Defend” has posted a new article on his website entitled “Personal Injury Lawsuits Never Make Up For Brain Damaged High School Athletes.”
With more than 250,00 youth athletes having suffered concussions in 2009, Jones says that, “Both parents and coaches must take the lead to help educate student athletes understand the repercussions of sports related injuries. Jeff elaborates, saying, “As minors, high school athletes generally do not have the experience or foresight to make the best decisions when it comes to sitting out of a game or event if an injury has occurred on the field. Bravado often takes over, especially if the team is close to winning or scoring a critical goal. Youthful indiscretion could lead to injuries with long-term effects.”
Jones cites a study by the National Academy of Sciences reporting that, “high school athletes who played football, lacrosse, soccer and baseball were more likely to experience concussions than college-age players.” The reason stated is due to a “culture of resistance to reporting concussions as well as following the necessary treatment plans.”
“Once an injury has occurred, there’s no going back. Jeffrey states that, “No long drawn out lawsuit, even if the defendant wins, can ever make up for the changes that occur in one’s life as a result of brain injury.”
The entire article can be read at http://www.jeffreytjones.com/personal-injury-lawsuits-never-make-up-for-brain-damaged-high-school-athletes/
About Jeffrey T. Jones
Jeffrey T. Jones has more than 25 years of experience and served as the former President of the West Virginia Association for Justice and is a Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and IRS Tax Attorney in Charleston, West Virginia. He has also been recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in West Virginia. He has appeared in USA TODAY as an Emerging Business Leader to Watch and has been named one of the top 10 lawyers in West Virginia for client satisfaction by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. He represents persons injured or killed in accidents and has written the West Virginia Automobile Accident Injury Guide and a Special Report dealing with car accidents, personal injury and insurance companies.
About the Law Offices of Jeffrey T. Jones
For quality, dependable legal representation, clients throughout West Virginia rely on the Law Offices of Jeffrey T. Jones, PLLC in Charleston, West Virginia. Our office serves clients from Charleston to Huntington, from Beckley to Princeton and as far as Clarksburg. We're strong advocates for those who have been injured by negligence of any kind. Whether you have been injured by a negligent driver or a drunk driver, a defective product, or a doctor or hospital, we can help you recover the financial compensation you are entitled to receive.