Beaumont, TX (PressExposure) May 04, 2012 -- As another former football player files a personal injury suit against the NFL, brain injury attorney Jason Byrd wants to remind those playing any type of contact sports about the dangers of head injuries.
The newest in a series of lawsuits against the NFL was filed by a former Dallas Cowboys player in February of 2012. The case was filed by Michael Myers, a former lineman who alleges that the NFL did not warn him of the dangers of repeated violent head injuries. Citing historical facts about the NFL and congressional testimony about football injuries, Myers seeks damages from the NFL to compensate him for ongoing problems including memory loss, migraines, dizziness and sleeping issues.
As a brain injury attorney, Jason Byrd knows that these symptoms are common consequences of serious head injuries. Jason Byrd warns that "It's not only NFL players who are susceptible to injury, although these are the cases making headlines. Anyone who is involved seriously in contact sports and who sustains significant or repeated blows to the head needs to be aware of the risks."
When playing contact sports, Jason Byrd urges taking every precaution including wearing a helmet and setting rules to avoid blows to the head. Jason Byrd also warns victims of head injuries to undergo thorough medical exams as the extent of the damage sometimes is not immediately apparent when a head injury is sustained.
About Jason Byrd
In 2005, Jason Byrd started the Byrd Law Firm to represent victims in personal injury actions throughout Texas. In addition to brain injury services, Jason Byrd also represents victims with catastrophic personal injuries or suffering damage caused by bad drugs or defective products. Learn more at http://www.txbyrd.com.