When Can I Sue for a Concussion?
Concussions are the most common traumatic brain injury (TBI), but just because they are common does not mean that they shouldn’t be taken seriously. Concussions range in severity, but all have the potential to cause serious harm if they are not promptly diagnosed and treated. When concussions are the result of another person’s carelessness, the victim may have the right to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for their losses, including medical bills, costs of therapy and rehabilitation, lost wages, and other costs associated with short and long-term care.
The sports concussion lawyers at Shrader & Associates L.L.P. help injured people and their families fight for the compensation they are due nationwide. If you or your son or daughter has suffered a concussion while playing sports, contact our firm as soon as possible. We’d be happy to discuss your rights with you during a free legal consultation.
Call (877) 958-7920 to request a case review with a sports concussion attorney.
Examples of Negligence Leading to a Concussion
- A high school football coach fails to pull an injured player from the game and call for medical attention
- A youth sports coach encourages excessive force during practices and games or pushes players beyond reasonable limits (i.e. heat exhaustion)
- An organization (such as the NFL, NCAA, or Pop Warner) knows the risks of sports-related head injuries and fails to protect its players by warning of the risks of repetitive head trauma and properly managing head injuries
Who Can Be Held Liable for a Sports-Related Concussion?
If you believe your concussion or a loved one’s injury could have been prevented if not for someone else’s negligence, you may have grounds for a lawsuit against one or more parties. It is important to work with an attorney who can investigate your claim and hold all liable parties accountable for their carelessness.
The following parties may be liable for a sports-related concussion:
- A third party
Do I Have a Case?
Not all concussions warrant legal action, but it is important to consult a qualified attorney to make sure that your rights are protected. Concussion cases can be highly complex, which is why it is essential to work with an attorney who has the experience and trial skills it takes to achieve maximum results. At Shrader & Associates L.L.P., we have achieved a number of prestigious awards and recognitions, including an AV®Preeminent™ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, consistent inclusion in Super Lawyers®, and membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the American Association for Justice. You can feel confident turning to our firm for seasoned advice and representation.
Contact Shrader & Associates L.L.P. today for more information on your options.