An Experienced Sports Injury Lawyer Can Help Secure Compensation for Your Injuries
Sport injuries caused by faulty equipment or negligent coaching can result in some dire consequences. A sports injury lawyer from our San Diego, CA, law firm can competently pursue responsible parties to recover damages. A sports injury causes more than just physical pain. It can also cause emotional distress and result in mounting expenses for treatment of the injury. Our attorneys will fight for your right to compensation for your suffering.
Common Sports Injuries
Sports injuries are physical traumas that occur during a sporting event or during practice, and can range from minor to severe. Injuries in sports are common, especially in high contact sports. A sprained ankle, torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), or tennis elbow are all potential injuries one can suffer. Most sports injuries are not a result of negligence, willful conduct, or faulty equipment. Rather, all sports come with inherent and understood risks, and most participants and/or their guardians must sign paperwork acknowledging such.
Injuries related to sports activities are common. While some are the result of accidents, others can happen because of poor training practices or faulty or improper gear.
More serious sports injuries may include:
- Back or spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
Even serious injuries are possible within the standard practices of a particular sport. It is more likely, however, that they result from a negligent coach, excessive force by another player, or malfunctioning equipment.
Sport injuries caused by faulty equipment or negligent coaching can result in some dire consequences.
Consequences of Sports Injuries
The consequences of a sports injury will vary depending on the severity of the injury. Any injury is likely to cause physical pain and emotional distress, as well as economic hardship. An injury may result in:
- Extensive medical bills for diagnosis and treatment
- Loss of wages due to time off work
- Any medical expenses not covered by insurance
More severe injuries may require a visit to an emergency room along with x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests, and other tests to accurately diagnose the injury. Treatment may include surgery, medication, physical therapy, and more. These costs add up quickly, especially if your insurance refuses to cover even a portion of the expenses.
Determine Fault with a Sports Injury Attorney
It is often the misconception that athletes assume the risk when they participate in their sport or athletic venture of choice. However, that is not always the case. A sports injury attorney can help you determine if someone else was at fault for the injury by evaluating the details of the event and help you receive the compensation you may be entitled to.Watch More Videos <
TAKING LEGAL ACTION WITH THE HELP OF A SPORTS INJURY LAWYER
Sports injuries do sometimes occur due to negligence. This may mean that a coach was negligent by not ensuring a player received adequate rest. It can also mean that an equipment manufacturer was negligent if it is found a piece of equipment, such as a helmet, was faulty. Another possible cause is known as willful conduct. This means that another player used force outside the standards expected within the game with the intent to cause harm.
Our attorneys understand that a sports injury can result in a great deal of physical and emotional suffering, in addition to financial hardship. We will thoroughly investigate your case to determine whether the injury resulted from negligence or willful conduct and then bring your case against the appropriate parties. With our help, you can secure financial compensation for the damages you have suffered, including reimbursement for medical bills associated with the injury, wages lost from time away from work, and emotional and physical suffering. In limited circumstances, we may also seek punitive damages, which is an additional financial penalty against the defendant.
SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION
If you or a loved one has suffered a sports injury you believe may have resulted from negligence or willful conduct, contact our office today to schedule a free consultation. We will work diligently to ensure that you receive adequate compensation for the damages you have suffered.