Denver Sports Accident Injury Attorney
School athletics are a big part of many students’ lives. Unfortunately, all too often children get hurt and sometimes the injuries can leave a permanent impact on the rest of their lives. When this happens, you need an attorney who not only understands how to handle this issue from a legal standpoint, but someone with personal experience who can help you cope and deal with the emotional impact that this kind of injury can have on the entire family.
With more than 25 years of experience handling personal injury claims involving TBI victims, we have the knowledge to help you and your family through this difficult time. For many years, she represented insurance companies defending personal injury claims, giving her an intimate look into the insurance industry and how personal injury cases are handled.
We have an eye and a heart toward helping families who have a child who has suffered a TBI.
Denver sports accident injury lawyer who has experience handling cases involving TBI that result from:
Brain injuries in athletics can be caused by many different things such as:
- Defective sports equipment, such as helmets
- Over-aggressive players in sports
- Improper coaching
- Failure to properly referee
As a result of the increase in sports injuries, Colorado recently passed the Jake Snakenburg Youth Concussion Act, which was codified by the legislature as C.R.S. ยง25-43-101 et. seq., and went into effect on January 1, 2012. This Act lays out the responsibilities of coaches when a player has suffered a concussion as a result of participating in youth athletics. This includes mandatory completion of an annual concussion recognition education course. If a coach observes a player incur a blow to the head that he or she believes may have resulted in a concussion he or she must remove the player for the rest of the game.
This new Act also provides that coaches must inform parents of the injury, and a player cannot return to organized sports without proper clearance by a health care professional. As a result of this Act, if a coach does not comply with its provisions he or she can be held liable if he or she does not act appropriately after a player suffers a blow to the head, especially if they lose consciousness.
Additionally, the Colorado High School Activities Association (“CHSAA”) has its own rules and regulations that mirror what the act provides, but are even stricter.
Traumatic Brain Injuries Lawyer
Often, people involved in sports who sustain a concussion and do not feel right do not want to admit something is wrong because they want to keep playing and do not want to risk letting down their teammates or coach. Parents, as well as coaches and fellow players, need to be aware and diligent if they notice something is not right. Attorney can help you understand your rights if a coach has been negligent in attending to your child after they suffer a head injury.
We are committed to building a strong case that proves liability and the need for full compensation. We will aggressively work to seek justice and help obtain a settlement or verdict that provides for all of your child’s medical needs as well as other expenses.
Has your child suffered a traumatic brain injury in Colorado while participating in school or youth athletics? Our law firm is dedicated to helping you receive the compensation you deserve and we only receive a fee if we recover compensation for you.
Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and evenings and weekends by appointment. We represent clients in Denver and throughout Colorado.