Austin Sports-Related Concussions Attorney
An Austin sports-related concussions lawyer provides representation after head injuries occur. A concussion does more than just cause temporary symptoms: it can put you at risk of life-changing medical problems down the line. When you or someone you love suffers a concussion, you need to understand the implications of this injury and what your legal rights are for pursuing a claim.
The Loewy Law Firm has extensive experience providing representation to clients who suffer concussions due to participation in sports. Whether the victim is a child hurt in peewee football or a player on a professional team, the consequences of a concussion can be dire. We are passionate about helping those who were concussed explore their options for recovering compensation. Call to schedule a free consultation to learn if you have a case. We can answer questions including:
- Who is responsible for sports-related concussions?
- What kinds of compensation can concussion victims receive?
- How can an Austin sports-related concussions lawyer help?
Who is Responsible for Sports-Related Concussions?
Concussions should not necessarily be accepted as part of playing any sport. Athletes who sustain injuries to their heads can hold sporting programs, athletic directors, schools, coaches, equipment manufacturers, and others responsible under certain circumstances.
Victims can pursue a claim for damages for sports-related concussions if they can prove their injury was the result of negligence or any failure to fulfill a legal obligation. This means players can pursue a case based on:
- Negligent supervision leading to concussions
- Failure to provide adequate warnings about the risk of concussions in sports play
- Inadequate safety equipment being provided
- Defective safety equipment
- Failure to provide prompt medical attention after a head injury
At times, It can be difficult for athletes to show that a concussion was not just part of the natural risk of participation in sports. An experienced Austin sports-related concussion lawyer can conduct an evaluation of all of the circumstances surrounding your head injury. We can help you gather the necessary evidence to show negligence led to your concussion or worsened the consequences of your head injury.
What Kinds of Compensation Can Concussion Victims Receive?
Concussions can cause immediate symptoms, including loss of consciousness. Over the weeks and months following a concussion, victims may experience cognitive impairment, memory loss, seizures, ringing in the ears, and other symptoms that affect daily living. Over the long-term, concussions can put victims at risk of serious mental health problems including a significant increased risk of dementia.
Victims of concussions should be compensated for any immediate medical treatment, loss of income, loss of future earning potential, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. With credible proof of ongoing losses, victims should also be compensated for any financial and non-economic damages a concussion can cause in the future.
How Can an Austin Sports-Related Concussion Lawyer Help?
At Loewy Law Firm, we understand what must be proved under Texas law for sports-accident victims to get compensation for concussions and the issues they can cause. We can deal on your behalf with insurers, the parties responsible for your injury, and we can make a strong case to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Call today to speak with an Austin sports-related concussion lawyer to learn more about how we help victims of brain injuries sustained in sports play.