The cheerleading of today is much more demanding and extreme than that of the past. A cheerleader is required to perform extreme acrobatics many times a great distance from the floor. A cheerleader is often asked to jump upon shoulders or be tossed.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has identified cheerleading as having one of the highest rates of concussions during practices. Cheerleading ranks second to boy's football in the number of concussions. However, cheerleading has been much slower to develop a protocol than football for concussion injuries.
A person seeking compensation for a concussion injury from cheerleading is often left with a complicated case to be evaluated by a personal injury attorney. Depending upon the situation, immunity may be given to the responsible party. This is why a person injured in at a cheerleading event or practice should contact a personal injury attorney soon after the injury.
At Herrick & Hart, we have been helping the injured since 1951. We have experience in the field of personal injury law. We offer a free consultation on personal injury cases. You should feel free to contact us today.