Frequently Asked Questions about the NFL Settlement
What Are The Common Symptoms of CTE
Possible symptoms include:
Difficulty thinking (cognitive impairment)
Depression or apathy
Short-term memory loss
Difficulty planning and carrying out tasks (executive function)
Suicidal thoughts or behavior
Why Do I Need A Lawyer?
The NFL official settlement page makes this statement: "You do not have to hire your own attorney to participate in the Settlement program, but the administrators of the Settlement cannot provide you with any legal advice or answer questions that depend upon your individual factual circumstances."
There are a number of detailed steps required to qualify for the Settlement and maximize your
It is in your own best interest to have your own legal counsel to help you with the settlement. Many players have no real idea how much trauma they have endured during their playing years. We believe that independent medical evaluations are crucial for your case and have independent experts in the field ready to perform the necessary examinations.
Who Is Eligible To Register For The NFL Concussion Settlement??
Retired NFL football players including those who played for:
NFL National Football League
AFL American Football League
World League of American Football
NFL Europe League
NFL Europa League
Representatives of deceaed or legally incapacitated retired players may participate, as can derivitive claimants including spouses, parents or dependent children of qualified retired players.
Current players are excluded from registration and participation in the class action suit.
How Large A Settlement Might I Get From The NFL?
Without specidfic details about your situation, it's impossible to say. Not all former players will be entitled to the same compensation. Monetary damages are different, depending on specific qualifying diagnoses, including ALS, Parkinson's Disease, Neurocognitive Impairment and death from CTE Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.
Your best course of action is to have our firm evaluate your case and help you make an informed decision on what is in your best interest.
Is There A Deadline? How Important Is It Really?
It is critically important. The NFL Concussion Settlement is effective as of January 7, 2017 and registration for it opened on February 6, 2017. Under the settlement terms, the NFL will be required to pay damages for valid claims over the next 65 years. However, if you do not register by the deadline, August 7, 2017, you may be forever barred from seeking benefits from the settlement.