Getting a Football Injury in Your Car

Oct 12, 2017 | Allen A. Ritchie

Allen's Answers

Mobile, AL

You have a lot more in common with a linebacker than you think…. especially if you have had a traffic accident.

All those symptoms you are hearing about concerning football players … memory loss, headaches, aggression … can be experienced by you or a loved one after a severe car wreck. Yes, having a wreck can be just like years of playing pro ball.

In my younger days, it was common for coaches to just tell players to get over it. Having your “bell rung” was to be expected. Now, we are a little smarter about that but we don’t seem to have learned the same lessons on the road.

If you suffer a head injury in a car wreck, do not just shake it off. You must look at the long-term impact it will have on you and your family.

Here is the real problem — just like those football players, what happened to you may not be truly evident for years to come.  It can be timely and costly to get this type of professional evaluation but better to pursue it now then try to go back later.

Once you sign a car wreck settlement with an insurance company, you have agreed to not pursue any additional action against them. Let me make this clear — one of the things you are signing away for that money is that you will not go back for more.

Don’t be like so many of those former football players who now think they should have taken action when they were first hurt.

If you or a family member is injured in a car wreck, slip and fall at a business or any other injury, you can talk with the lawyers at Eiland and Ritchie for free. As we say, there is no cost until we collect for you. We want to help you get back on your feet.

Allen Ritchie

Personal Injury Attorney