Winter Sports and Brain Injury

When most people think of Canada, they think of cold weather, ice hockey, and snow piling high. With winters in Canada bringing so much snowfall, it’s not unheard of to go skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating, or getting involved in other winter sports. These sports bring such an adrenaline rush to the average human body, making us more inclined to participate at higher speeds or with more aggression.

With competitive winter sports, it is not always obvious when there are slippery surfaces, uneven grounds, or sometimes an ATV coming your way! Winter sports injuries compose one of the highest types of brain injuries. There are roughly 30% of concussions that are a direct result of extreme winter sports, with snowboarding taking the lead.

If you plan on participating in some sports this coming winter, it is important to protect yourself. Just like you would wear a seatbelt when getting into a vehicle, a helmet should be the first thing you proceed to put on prior to getting involved with winter sports.

If you have suffered from a brain injury as a result of your involvement in winter sports, contact Azimi Law!

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