Sports Concussion Attorney in San Francisco
Traumatic Brain Injuries: Concussions in Sports
The Scarlett Law Group has been representing individuals who have sustained
traumatic brain injuries in negligence-based accidents for many years.
In addition, we also represent those who have experienced concussions
and other traumatic brain injuries while playing sports.
Due to the high-impact and high-contact nature of many sports, athletes
are highly susceptible to experiencing a concussion, which is defined
as a traumatically-induced alteration in mental status with or without
loss of consciousness. It is estimated that up to 3.8 million people suffer
sports-related concussions occur every year in the U.S. Twenty percent
of football players suffer concussion during a single football season,
and some more than once. Repeated concussions can lead to brain atrophy
and cumulative neuropsychological deficits. Repeated concussions occurring
within a short period can be fatal.
Concussions are especially common in the following sports:
- Football (responsible for 60 percent of all concussions suffered in high
If you suspect that you or someone you know is experiencing a sports-related
concussion, we at The Scarlett Law Group urge you to seek immediate medical
attention. Once you have received medical care, we can assist you in taking
legal action against the person or party responsible for the concussion.
Schedule a free consultation online or call us at (415) 688-2176.
Concussions Require Prompt Medical Attention
The overwhelming concern is that those sustaining concussion during sports
activity are immediately and promptly treated. The risk of second impact
syndrome is significant and its consequences severe. In “second
impact syndrome” the victim is thought to have sustained a second
concussion while still symptomatic from an earlier concussion. The victim
often suffers cerebral vascular congestion leading to malignant brain
swelling and marked increase in intracranial pressure. Brain swelling
is many times difficult, if not impossible, to control.
Unfortunately, many physicians, coaches, athletes, and athletic trainers
trivialize and dismiss the dangerous possibility of a traumatic brain
injury and allow a hurt young person to continue to play, increasing their
chances of sustaining a devastating or even fatal injury. In these cases,
they can be held responsible for their carelessness and breach of duty.
Bringing Decades of Experience to the Table
Our firm’s principal attorney,
Randall H. Scarlett, has more than 25 years of experience handling catastrophic injury cases.
His in-depth insight regarding personal injury law could prove to be invaluable
to the direction of your case. We can carefully review the details of
your injury in order to determine who should be held liable for your injuries.
Once liability is established, we will relentlessly work toward securing
due compensation on your behalf for all your injury-related costs.
If you or a loved one recently suffered a concussion during a sports activity,
our caring legal team is ready to take action on your behalf. We are prepared
to create and present an injury claim that reflects your specific needs.
With our firm on your side, you won’t have to worry about making
a legal misstep.
Please call us to learn more about how we can help you pursue compensation.