All Sports Dangerous, But No Fallback for College Athletes
Throughout youth leagues, pop warner, middle school, high school, college, and in the pros, the potential for an injury is always there for athletes. This is evident for any major impact sport where the individuals involved are making constant contact with one another.
Soccer, football, hockey, rugby, boxing, mixed martial arts, and more all have the potential for individuals to sustain serious head injuries. However, as individuals get older and make it to the professional leagues, they’re paid and provided the ultimate in medical treatments. For collegiate student athletes, there’s not much of a fallback.
Professionals are Multi-Millionaires
In the professional sports leagues, those who make it to the big time are often paid high salaries, with many making millions of dollars over the life of their career. They’re also cared for by some of the top doctors in the medical field.
They may suffer serious head injuries, but many are put through the proper concussion protocols. Should they sustain an injury serious enough for them to retire, they have the finances to continue getting the medical treatment they need.
For collegiate athletes, however, an injury can not only end a career, it could also put them in a difficult position moving forward. Getting medical treatments means expenses coming out of their own pockets as they weren’t given the chance at a pro career.
What Options are There?
While many universities can help with some of the medical damages a person experiences, there are no promises for after the athlete graduates. This makes legal action important to consider to help move forward.
At Shrader & Associates, L.L.P., we want to help you pursue compensation when someone else’s actions resulted in multiple concussions, as well as the symptoms you may experience long after leaving the game.
Our sports injury lawyers are here for you, ready to stand by your side and guide you every step of the way. When your safety is sacrificed to benefit the bottom line of a university, you deserve to hold them accountable.
Call us at (877) 958-7920 today.