Concussions And Brain Injuries That Occur While Playing Sports

Research has shown that even minor injuries such as minor concussions during football tackles can cause permanent damage. Yet, even though the damage is real, many people dismiss concerns with a claim that the athlete "signed up for it" and "understood the dangers."

That language has discouraged people from bringing vital personal injury lawsuits that could help pay medical bills, rehabilitation costs and other expenses resulting from injuries. For more than 30 years, Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP has advocated for fair and just compensation for injured clients in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout California.

Our attorneys have helped thousands of clients and their family members through the difficult days that follow a traumatic brain injury. We will work closely with you to ensure a thorough and accurate diagnosis and that continuing medical care and nursing needs are met.

You Can Recover Compensation Following A Sports Brain Injury

Even if you signed a waiver accepting liability for injuries caused by a sport, you may be able to recover compensation if that waiver was unfair or actions were reckless/grossly negligent. It may also be possible to hold a third party liable for an injury (i.e., another golfer hits you in the head with a golf club after a disagreement).

Be On Guard For These Symptoms

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by an impact or jolt to the head or body. This trauma temporarily interferes with how the brain works and can cause bruising or bleeding of the brain.

A broad range of symptoms may include one or more of the following:

  • Headache, dizziness or decreased coordination
  • Fatigue, memory loss or impaired concentration
  • Nausea, sensitivity to light or noise, sleep problems or slurred speech
  • Agitation, confusion or changes in personality

Many concussions go undiagnosed. If you suspect that you or a loved one such as a child involved in school athletics has suffered a concussion, you should seek medical attention. A doctor should perform a physical examination and check the nervous system. Tests may include an MRI, a head CT scan or an EEG.

Our personal injury lawyers go the extra mile to ensure that our brain-injured clients receive full and fair compensation. If a case goes to trial, we make sure the jury truly understands the injuries and the challenges moving forward.

Did You Sign A Waiver? Get Legal Advice.

A waiver of liability does not necessarily mean you cannot receive compensation for life-altering brain injuries. Depending upon the facts of your case, you may have more options than you know. Call 415-421-7995 or toll free 888-745-2988 or send us an email to set up a free initial consult.