Cascade Lacrosse Helmets & Head Injuries
Are You a Victim? Call Our Ft. Lauderdale Injury Lawyers!
At Kelley/Uustal, we believe in helping individuals who have suffered serious
injuries due to the negligence of others. When negligence occurs on the
athletic field, it is all the more dangerous. The National Operating Committee
on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) recently found that the Cascade
R helmet did not meet their standards for safety. All athletes who own
this helmet are urged to immediately stop using it.
After working out an agreement with the NOCSAE, Cascade Lacrosse announced
that those who own the decertified Cascade R helmet can return their defective
helmets for modifications, completely free of charge. While this may seem
like a noble gesture, it can also limit the company's liability for
any injuries that resulted from the dangerous helmets. Overall, the situation
sheds light on the fact that some manufacturers are negligent in their
creation of the very equipment that is meant to protect consumers.
Were you wearing a Cascade R helmet when you suffered a head injury?
Contact our firm for immediate counsel and support!
Steps You Should Take After an Injury
Lacrosse is a physical sport, and players put themselves at risk of injury
every time they step onto the field. However, players also take steps
to minimize that risk of injury by investing in approved safety gear and
equipment. When this equipment does not deliver the level of quality and
safety that it promises, it can result in severe injuries.
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury after wearing the Cascade
R helmet, make sure you:
- Seek treatment from a qualified doctor
- Document your injuries, writing down details so that nothing is left out
- Retain the helmet in your possession. Do not attempt to modify or repair it.
- Keep all medical bills and receipts for related costs
- Get testimony from coaches, players, or spectators who witnessed the injury
- Collect video of the incident occurring if possible
- Retain counsel from a trusted personal injury lawyer
When you are injured due to
a defective product, especially safety equipment, it can lead to devastating results. You
or your loved one may be forever affected by a brain injury, changing
the course of your life and your ability to enjoy it. However, you do
not have to suffer in silence or try to navigate the legal process on
your own. Our Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyers are ready to use
our 200 years of collective experience to advocate on your behalf.
Don't wait to pursue the justice you deserve for your brain injury; let
our team fight for compensation!
Contact Kelley/Uustal today or fill out a free case evaluation online.