NFL Concussion Settlement Lawyer
The NFL is in the process of creating the NFL Concussion Settlement Program. This program will be put into place once the appeals to the program have been resolved. According to the NFL Concussion Settlement outline, former players who have suffered from head trauma that may have caused long term neurological health issues may be entitled to millions of dollars in compensation. In registering for the NFL concussion program it’s is important that the process is handled properly as mistakes in the process could cause a player’s compensation to be reduced or possibly denied.
Brent Coon and Associates has extensive experience in these types of settlement programs. BCA has worked extensively on the BP Oil Spill litigation for years, navigating the evolution of that particular litigation, advising clients on if they should opt in or opt out based on their specific situation. BCA has also filed for victims of the General Motors Ignition Switch recall settlement fund managed by Ken Feinberg.
When filing your claim in the NFL Concussion Settlement Program BCA will provide you multiple options for visiting a reliable physicians to ensure you receive a credible diagnosis for your NFL Concussion claim. We will ensure you received credit for every season and game in which you played in the NFL, AFL, WFLA, NFL Europe, or NFL Europe League. BCA will collect all your medical records to help assist in proving the merit of your claim. Currently the NFL Concussion Settlement Program is providing compensation for the following qualified diagnosis:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Death with CTE (diagnosed after death)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Level 2 Neurocognitive Impairment (i.e., moderate Dementia)
- Level 1.5 Neurocognitive Impairment(i.e., early Dementia)
NFL Concussion Settlement Options
Every claim by an NFL player who has suffered brain trauma is unique, no NFL Concussion claim is the same. BCA will provide a full NFL Concussion Settlement Free Case Evaluation to advise you on your best course of action. In some cases, it may be a better option for you and your family to opt out of the NFL Concussion Settlement and file an individual lawsuit against the NFL down the line. Also, should you hire BCA, Brent Coon and Associates will represent your NFL Concussion claim for life. The NFL Concussion Settlement allows you resubmit your claim for up to 65 years after the claim has been submitted. According to the NFL Concussion FAQ’s
If a retired player receives a monetary award based on a Qualifying Diagnosis, and later is diagnosed with a different Qualifying Diagnosis that entitles him to a larger monetary award than his previous award, he will be eligible for an increase in compensation.”
BCA will also ensure that your brain is tested for CTE should you pass away during the settlement time period. Currently there is no valid tests for the living that can diagnosis a living players brain from the effects of CTE (Chronic traumatic encephalopathy). By having your brain tested after death, you can be sure your family and children will be taken care of for a long, long time.
By entering the NFL Concussion Settlement Program you are waiving your rights to sue the NFL. However, there are possibly some other parties that were responsible for your mental health issues that are you NOT waiving your right to sue. These parties can possibly include:
- Riddell, Inc.
- Riddell Sports Group Inc.
- All American Sports Corporation
- Easton-Bell Sports, Inc.
- EB Sports Corp.
- Easton-Bell Sports, LLC
- RBG Holdings Corp.
When evaluating your NFL Concussion Settlement Claim, we will analyze every factor and possible avenue for your NFL concussion lawsuit claim. Our law firm works on a contingency basis which means there are no out of pocket costs in any aspect of your NFL concussion lawsuit. Our law firm only gets paid if we can gain a recovery in your NFL Concussion claim. In addition, BCA represents many unions, like the NFL Players Union, all over the country. And, unlike a lot of firms, who will just fill out forms and simply enter you in the settlement, we can gladly take your case all the way to trial if you don’t get the offer you want.