If you or a loved one has been injured by a concussion while playing in the NFL, the window of opportunity to register and file a claim for compensation as a part of the NFL concussion settlement is now. Time is limited.
Retired NFL football players who are experiencing specific neurological disorders may be awarded up to $5 million dollars each, based on the settlement approved by Federal District Judge Anita Brody.
The class action settlement was finalized in January, and those affected have until August 7, 2017 to file a claim. Those eligible to benefit from the settlement include:
· Retired NFL players
· Authorized representatives of deceased or legally incapacitated or incompetent retired NFL football players
· Family members or other persons who properly and under applicable state law assert the right to sue independently or derivatively by reason of a relationship with a retired NFL football player
Although it is possible to apply for compensation from the NFL fund without an attorney, it is wise to have an experienced attorney helping you. The process involves more than just applying and collecting your settlement, so make sure you receive the maximum amount you are entitled to by contacting the NFL concussion attorneys at Reich & Binstock. We don't get paid unless we recover the compensation you are owed.
How do I register?
In order to file a claim, retired NFL players or other potential claimants must first be registered by a claims administrator. This can be done online or by mail by printing out this form and sending it to the following address:
NFL Concussion Settlement
P.O. Box 25369
Richmond, VA 23260
FedEx/UPS NFL Concussion Settlement
c/o BrownGreer PLC
250 Rocketts Way
Richmond, VA 23231
Registered individuals can then go on to file a claim online, or view and print out forms to be filled out and sent to the above address. For more information, claimants can contact an administrator at ClaimsAdministrator@NFLConcussionSettlement.com or call 1-855-887-3485.
What does the settlement provide?
The concussion settlement provides for baseline assessments for potential concussion-related injuries, educational programs about football safety and injury prevention, and monetary awards for certain qualifying diagnoses, including:
· Parkinson's Disease
· Alzheimer's disease
· Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) leading to death (for deaths before April 22, 2015)
Monetary awards for qualifying diagnoses will remain in effect through January 7, 2082.
For too many former players, the price of an NFL career has been lasting trauma and brain disease stemming from concussions on the football field. This settlement provides much-needed relief to those players and their loved ones. To learn more about the settlement, you may want to speak to a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who can answer your questions.