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:

  • Boxing
  • Football (responsible for 60 percent of all concussions suffered in high school sports)
  • Hockey
  • Soccer

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.

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