Sports Injury

Sports Injury

A sports injury refers to physical harm incurred during a sporting event. Sports injuries are most often the result of defective equipment and/or the recklessness or negligence of other players. Accidents caused by faulty sporting equipment or the negligence of another player can result in traumatic, sometimes fatal injuries.

Millions of Americans participate in sports activities every day, whether in:

• Parks
• Gyms
• Clubs
• Playgrounds
• Arenas
• Deserts
• Forests, mountains
• Lakes, Beaches
• Their own backyard

And, as a result, millions of Americans suffer serious sports-related injuries each year. In fact, more than 10 million Americans are treated for sports injuries each year.

Types of Sports Injuries

Sports injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to serious, life-altering injuries including brain injuries and even death. Some of the most common types of sports injuries include:

• Sprains and strains
• Fractures
• Dislocations
• Knee, ankle injuries
• Shin splints
• Tendonitis
• Hamstring injuries
• Swollen, pulled muscles

Some of the more serious, debilitating sports injuries include:

Spinal cord injuries
Traumatic brain injuries
Back, neck injuries

If You Have Suffered a Sports Injury

If you or someone you love has been injured in a sports-related accident, it is important to speak with a personal injury attorney who will thoroughly evaluate the accident and determine whether you qualify to recover compensation for your losses.

Even if you signed a release or waiver, you still may be eligible to recover financial compensation from the responsible party(s). A qualified sports injury attorney will evaluate the terms of the waiver and the details of the accident to ensure you get all the compensation you are entitled to.

Compensation for Sports Injuries

Once a personal injury attorney evaluates your injury and the accident details, he/she will fight to ensure you recover the compensation you need and deserve. If you have suffered a serious sports injury, you may be eligible to recover compensation for damages, including:

• Medical costs including long-term treatment programs
• Physical pain and disfigurement
• Emotional pain and suffering
• Financial losses including lost wages and lost ability to work
• Lost ability to engage in normal everyday activities

If your loved one is killed in a sports-related accident, you may be eligible to recover compensation by filing a wrongful death lawsuit on his/her behalf. You and your family may be eligible to receive compensation for:

• Medical bills
• Funeral, burial costs
• Emotional pain and suffering
• Lost financial support
• Lost emotional support and companionship

Contact a Sports Injury Lawyer Today

If you or someone you love has suffered a sports injury as the result of another’s negligence or a defective product, contact us today to schedule a private consultation with a personal injury attorney, experienced in successfully handling sports injury cases.

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