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JR was offered a settlement of $35,000. The jury returned a verdict in her favor for $157,000, a net verdict over two times the amount offered by the RTB’s insurance company.

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Indianapolis Football Injury Lawyer

Did you know football players are among the least paid of the major professional sports? Or that the NFL expects 30% of football players to develop Alzheimer’s disease or dementia? Here in Indianapolis, that means – according to NFL data – Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton, Reggie Wayne or Dan Herron may be likely to develop a debilitating brain disease later in life.

How do we work together to improve the safety of the game for athletes? What changes can be made to help protect our college and high school players? See our infographic, below, for additional information about the profitability of football and the risk of injury.

Football Player Safety, Indianapolis

Infographic Summary Stats

  • 1 Million High School Football Players; ~6.5% of high school players will play in the NCAA.
  • 12,650 Div I college football players; ~2% of college football players will go pro.
  • There are 1,700 professional football players in the NFL.
  • Average revenue from Men’s College Football (Div I): $15.8 Million per school.
  • The most profitable college football teams include: Texas ($68.8 million); Georgia ($52.5 million); and, Penn State ($50 million).
  • Average worth of an NFL team? 1.43 billion
  • The Indianapolis Colts generate over $23 million in revenue each year.
  • The average salary for an NFL player is $1.9 million.
  • High school football players are twice as likely as college players to sustain a head injury.
  • 10% of all college football players sustain brain injuries, an average of 1,364 / year.
  • 13% of NFL players sustain a concussion each year.
  • The NFL expects 6,000 of nearly 20,000 retired players to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or moderate dementia.
  • Concussions occur 30% less during games played at high altitudes.
  • The Indianapolis Colts are in the Top 5 teams with the most concussions.

Additional Resources

New NCAA Study– The NCAA has announced a new $30 million concussion study to enhance the safety of student-athletes. The research will be managed by the Concussion Assessment, Research and Education Consortium, or CARE. Indiana University will serve as the Administrative and Operations Core and will be the central coordination center for the CARE Consortium. Learn More: http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/ncaa-dod-launch-concussion-study

USA Football’s Heads Up Football – National initiative to help make the sport of football better and safer. A comprehensive collection of resources, programs, applications and promotions to create change and address the complex challenges of player health and safety in youth and high school football. Includes new resources and training materials to help coaches become Heads Up certified. Learn More: http://usafootball.com/headsup

real-life cases

We have won numerous multi-million dollar cases for our clients.

See examples of how we helped clients whose lives were turned upside down by reckless or negligent acts of others. We took on negligent county officials when D.H. flew over his handlebars while riding on a bridge left in disrepair for years. We brought justice to the family of of J.M. and his wife after a defective tire ended their lives. We held a drunk driver and those who served him alcohol accountable when he seriously injured B.K., who also lost three family members in a crash.

Read more examples of how we get justice and compensation for our clients.


We build a legal team specifically to handle your case.

Our law firm is dedicated to securing the most qualified experts available (irrespective of cost) for your case. Traumatic brain injury claims can be complex, and the proficiency of your experts is crucial in both the investigation and litigation phases of your claim. We are committed to doing what others have not done before, if that is what it takes to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients. Our experts will come from around the world if necessary.

Since 1982, we have stood beside accident victims in Indiana and throughout the Midwest. Attorney Mike Stephenson has litigated injury claims in 18 states and served as lead trial counsel in more than 100 civil jury trials.

Call today to talk with Mike about his trial experience and how it can benefit your case: 317-825-5200.

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February 5, 2020 / Catastrophic Injuries
What’s the Average Payout for a Head Injury?

WHETHER IT’S A CONCUSSION, MEMORY LOSS, LOSS OF SIGHT AND SPEECH, OR A CATASTROPHIC BRAIN INJURY THAT LEAVES A PERSON IN A WHEELCHAIR, COURTS CAN AWARD SIGNIFICANT DAMAGES FOR HEAD INJURIES. There’s nothing as frightening or devastating as a head injury caused by a car crash, work accident or other event that leaves a person unable to function in a career or even unable to walk.  Because head injuries can be so severe and life altering, c...


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