NFL Concussion Attorneys
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Throughout its many years, the NFL and team franchises have continuously chosen to increase its own revenue over bettering player wellbeing as seen in the still prevalent debate over the 18 week season. NFL players subject themselves to brutal hits every game they play and while they may be compensated immensely for their time, the health risks that each player takes on are still unnecessarily high. Player health needs to remain the top priority for any sports league, especially one as dangerous as American football. Parties whose negligent acts needlessly increase the likelihood that an NFL player will incur a brain injury, need to held responsible for their heedless disregard for those that they have injured.
At Mokaram Law Firm, our attorneys love football as much as any other American, but we cannot justify watching players unnecessarily suffer concussions with the knowledge that these injuries have severe long-term consequences. There are numerous approaches that the NFL and team owners could take to better player health, yet they’d rather see increases in their own profit margins. If you are a current or former NFL player who has suffered concussions while on the field, contact our office at (713) 952-4445 to learn about NFL concussion cases.
Consequences of NFL Concussions
During the 2015 season alone, there were over 180 reported concussions in the National Football League, an average of 10.7 concussions each week over the 17-week season. While there are safety protocols and rules in place to prevent head injuries, many of these are arbitrarily enforced by referees and team trainers alike. Often responsible parties will take negligent action in order to further the entertainment value of football games. Players frequently feel forced to perform despite incurring severe head injuries in order to retain their professional careers and fans. This is incredibly dangerous for players, as repeated concussions have serious long-term effects on a person’s wellbeing, such as:
- Reduced life span
- High medical costs
- Brain damage
- Chronic headaches
- Impaired concentration and memory
- Reduced balance
Helmet technology is improving every year, however, the helmet cannot be the only protective measure for players. The brain is the most complex and vital organ in the human body, and the NFL and franchise owners should do everything in their power to protect their player’s health.
While the NFL has already approved a fund for settlements that players can apply to on their own, the attorneys at Mokaram Law Firm strongly suggest that former NFL players seek the assistance of a lawyer who can protect their best interests and help them receive the maximum compensation possible from the fund. Time to apply is limited, and the application process is not as simple as sending in a form and receiving the maximum award of $5 million. You will need to be able to prove that you are experiencing certain long-term neurological injuries, which will be challenging without the help of an experienced attorney.
Contact an NFL Concussion Attorney
If you or someone you know has suffered from an NFL concussion, you have many legal options to recover compensation for your suffering. At Mokaram Law Firm, we have proven successful in NFL concussion cases before and our experience in the field will maximize your chances of recovering compensation. Call our office today at (713) 952-4445 to speak with a dedicated legal professional.