There is a 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 determine if someone else was at fault for the injury by evaluating the details of the event, and help you receive the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Woman: How about sports injuries?
Kerry: When you ask us about sports injury type cases, we've got an array of experience with sports injury cases. Let me tell you the most sought after defense. In other words, somebody comes into our firm, and they've been injured in a sporting accident. Almost always, the defense is going to be, well they assumed the risk. They assumed the risk of . . . we had one, what is it, a surfer injury on one of the surfing boards. And that was the whole defense, assumed the risk. But let me tell you, there are certain risks you do assume and there are certain others that you don't.
We had another instance where I had a boy on a football field who came back and told the coach his bell was rung. He didn't feel right. He didn't feel right. Two downs later, the coach put him back in. You know, you're always looking for, did somebody really assume the risk? Or, were they put in a situation to perform, of expectations to perform?
So the point I'm trying to make to you is, while you may think because somebody's participating in a sport and they got injured, there's no recovery. For somebody who was injured as a result of someone else's fault, that's not true. That's not true. Come to us. We'll diagnose the setting, the situation, and let you know whether or not we believe you have a case.
George: Also, Kerry, also in order to assume the risk you have to know what it is.
George: If you don't know what the risk is, how can you assume it? And I think that's important. Although, the insurance carriers will use that as a defense, not necessarily something that's true.
Kerry: Yeah. It won't prohibit recovery.
Kerry: Because we can often times overcome it.