Football Concussions and Personal Injury Lawsuits

Los Angeles Concussion Lawyer

February 21, 2024

Ellis Law Corporation

Personal Injury

Common causes of concussions, according to California’s Department of Rehabilitation, include car accidents, falls, assaults, and playing sports. 1.7 million are affected each year, with 53,000 deaths, 235,000 trips to the hospital, and 1.1 million trips to the ER. If you’ve sustained a head injury due to the negligence of another party, Ellis Law can help. Schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney in LA. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and assess your case.  

For 29 years, we have helped accident victims in the Los Angeles metro area find the justice they deserve. Every day, our team of experienced trial attorneys and dedicated support staff work diligently to get the best possible results for our clients. Our concussion injury lawyers have obtained more than $350 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of victims throughout the state of California. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Do I Need a Concussion Injury Attorney? 

It’s always wise to obtain legal representation for a concussion for several reasons, including the following: 

  • Our proactive team has years of experience handling concussions.  
  • We can leverage our significant resources to offer you the best chance of securing fair and reasonable compensation to cover your damages and losses.  
  • We know what evidence can give you the best chance at winning a case and know how to obtain it. 

Our LA injury lawyers know that a successful lawsuit can provide you with a sense of justice, alleviate expenses, cover costs, reimburse lost wages, and compensate you for the pain and suffering you have endured as a result of a debilitating accident. 

What is a Concussion? 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a concussion is a traumatic brain injury from a blow to the head or body, which causes the brain to move rapidly back and forth. This triggers a chemical change in the brain, sometimes damaging brain cells. Concussions may have serious repercussions, resulting in long-term issues. It is crucial to seek medical treatment immediately if you’ve sustained a blow to the head. After seeing a doctor, contact an Ellis Law concussion injury attorney for advice and guidance.  

What are the Symptoms of a Concussion Injury? 

If you’ve recently experienced a head injury, and your loved ones have noticed any of the following, it is likely you likely have a concussion 

  • Can’t recall events before or after a hit or fall 
  • Appears dazed or stunned 
  • Moves clumsily 
  • Answers questions slowly 
  • Loses consciousness (even briefly) 
  • Exhibits odd behavior or personality changes

Symptoms that you may notice include the following: 

  • Headache or pressure in the head 
  • Nausea or vomiting 
  • Balance problems, dizziness, or double or blurry vision 
  • Bothered by light or noise 
  • Feeling sluggish or groggy 
  • Confusion

Symptoms generally appear right after the injury. However, you may not understand how severe the damage is until several days later. If symptoms seem to worsen, seek medical treatment. 

What is the Recovery Period for Concussion Victims? 

In most cases, the effects of a concussion are temporary. The typical patient will fully recover in a couple of days and may not even require treatment. However, in other instances, when the damage is more severe, it may take much longer to recover, or the effects can be permanent.  

Long-term effects of a concussion may include the following: 

  • A loss of hearing, partial blindness, and a diminished sense of taste and smell. 
  • Personality changes such as anxiety, irrational or impulsive behavior, anger, and depression.
  • Cognitive issues such as trouble focusing, diminished motor skills, language issues, slurred speech, confusion, or loss of memory.

Other indications of a severe concussion include one pupil that is larger than the other, seizures, or agitation. A concussion or a traumatic brain injury (TBI) could affect every aspect of a person’s life, including relationships with loved ones, and impair their ability to work and other everyday responsibilities. 

What is the Average Compensation for Concussion Injuries? 

Traumatic brain injuries, such as a concussion, could result in significant compensation. Damages could include the following: 

Economic Damages are everything that has an objective cost, including: 

  • Bills from physicians, hospitals, therapists, and other medical service providers. 
  • Wages and salary that you are unable to earn while recuperating.
  • Transportation costs to appointments for medical services and therapy.
  • Expenses for medications, mobility assistance devices, and modifications to living space that are needed to facilitate your limitations due to your injuries.

Non-economic damages: This component of compensation is the soft costs that are not readily verifiable with invoices or bills and could include the following: 

  • Reimbursement for the pain and suffering you experienced.
  • Payments for permanent disabilities.
  • Recognition of the value of the loss of enjoyment of your regular daily activities.
  • Impairment of your relationships with your spouse, family, and friends due to your injuries.
  • The lingering psychological effects of trauma resulting from your accident.

Schedule a Free Consultation at Ellis Law 

At Ellis Law, we represent concussion victims throughout the Golden State. Our main office is located in El Segundo, allowing us to conveniently and efficiently work with accident victims in the Los Angeles area and Southern California. However, we have multiple locations in California, and in most cases, we’ll come to you. Schedule a free consultation today. We work on a contingency basis, so there are no upfront legal fees.