$2.4 Million Awarded to Injured Football Player

Johnny Rider - a 19-year-old student who suffered a broken neck during an unsupervised football try-out three years ago - was recently given a $2.4 million arbitration award after the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) admitted that it was at fault for failing to provide players with helmets or other protective gear.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Rider, who was then 15 and desired to play for the USC, incurred spinal damage and a five-way neck break after he crashed his head into padded bags that were held by other students.

The award is expected to cover the loss of future earnings, medical expenses, and the emotional trauma incurred.

If you or a loved one has experienced a catastrophic injury, contact Sokolove Law today for a free legal consultation and to find out if a personal injury lawyer may be able to help you.