Once you get hurt, you learn quickly that the clubs have a lot of people looking out for them – trainers, doctors, lawyers. And you don’t. The reality is, most of us will have serious injuries during our careers. I had two – in 2004 and 2007, with different teams and in different states. By then, I was a veteran player, so I asked a lot of questions. I filed for workers’ compensation for both injuries and my experiences were totally different.
After I hired D.C. lawyer Frank Kearney, it was like going from the “outhouse” to the “penthouse.”