Our personal injury attorneys may help you to win compensation for a sports injury that has caused you to missed work, suffer psychologically, seek medical treatment or hospitalization, or sustain a permanent disability. Every year, thousands of people receive sports injuries when visiting golf fields, athletic tracks, swimming pools, football stadiums, basketball courts, and tennis lawns.
In professional sports, injured athletes are provided with medical treatment and other benefits by their organization when they are injured on-the-field. Unfortunately, amateur and recreational players often do not know how to file compensation claims for their damages.
Injuries at Sports Facilities and Stadiums
Physical harm to the body during sports activities often fall into three common groups:
- Trip and fall or slip and fall injuries while engaging in a sport.
- Permanent or long-life injuries that make the victim unable to engage in gainful employment.
- Injuries to the guests or spectators. For example, a fan gets hit by the ball or a mistakenly thrown golf stick at the sports event.
Our Free Legal Assessment of Sports Injuries
The question that arises is, “Who takes responsibility for the player’s or guest’s injuries?” The ordinary citizen may not know whether to sue the facility owner or if the fan has the right to any personal injury compensation. Our personal injury claims team may be able to help you prove personal injury liability on the sports field. First, we will assess the circumstances under which your sports injury occurred to determine if you have a strong claims case.
The Assumption of Risk
Sports injuries often happen when the facility management is negligent and fails to maintain their facility. The stadium managers have the responsibility to put safety measures into place for both the players and the fans. For instance, there should be barriers to prevent balls from reaching the fans in places where they are likely to go, such as immediately behind home plate in a baseball stadium.
However, when people voluntarily go to sports venues, the people who do so should know or must be aware of the likelihood of receiving sports-related bodily harm. The lawyers refer to the expectation as the “Assumption Of the Risk.” The people who go to risky territories, such as playing fields have accepted the inherent risk common in the competitive character of sports. When “you knew it could happen,” our law firm can work to get you limited compensation for your twisted knee, sprained ankle, or bruised face if and when possible.
Negligence, Malicious Conduct or willful Behavior in Sports Injuries
A lawyer can conduct investigations to establish if any party acted maliciously, negligently, or willfully which in turn caused your injury. For example, if an angry player throws a punch and injures the competitor’s eye or breaks their nose, the insurance company may not cover the willful intention. In those cases, a lawyer may sue the aggressive player and seek compensation for emotional distress, medical expenses, pain and suffering damages.
Defective Games Equipment and Hazardous Playfield
Most parents accept that their children may get hurt during playtime. Otherwise, no parent or guardian would allow their children to play. However, if an unanticipated, or intervening factor contributes to the sports injury, we may be able to win you compensation for your child’s damages. These types of cases are usually focused on the negligent behavior of the stadium or gym managers. The assumption of doctrine does not remove the responsibility of sports management to maintain high safety standards in their facilities.
Justice for Sports Injury Victims
Some sports injuries deserve the payments for medical bills, lost wages, out-of-pocket-expenses, and pain and suffering. If we gather clear evidence of willful behavior by the liable party in your sports injury case, we will not hesitate to help you in your fight for justice.