Every athlete knows that almost all sports come with the risk of injury. So do parents of children involved in youth or high school athletics. Sometimes, however, injuries aren’t part of the usual risks involved in a sport but rather the result of negligence by a coach, organization, manufacturer of defective equipment, or fellow participant. When that happens, and children or adults are hurt as a result, the responsible party must be held accountable.
The Brothers Law Firm represents athletes and others who are injured in sports-related accidents. We understand the unique legal principles that can make the recovery of compensation difficult. Like the best athletes, we have the skills, determination, and passion that allow us to champion for those injured by the negligence of other parties.
Just because a sport comes with inherent risks does not mean that those charged with keeping players and games safe are relieved of any responsibility for injuries. If they act unreasonably or make decisions that directly lead to an athlete’s injury, a viable action for losses can be made against them.
Some common examples of actions, omissions, or choices which may support a sports injury claim include:
Some of the most common sports-related injuries include:
Frequently, athletes or their parents are asked to sign a waiver releasing the organization or individuals in charge of a game, activity, or league of responsibility for any injuries. But not all waivers are created equal, and waivers can’t release responsible parties from willful, wanton, or intentional conduct. Unclear waivers, situations in which the signer was not given an opportunity to read or understand the waiver, or if the injury suffered was not one reasonably contemplated in the sport, then the document may not be effective in insulating parties from responsibility.
A sports injury lawyer will know whether a waiver is an impediment to a claim of compensation or whether a successful argument can be made that it should be disregarded and deemed unenforceable.
At The Brothers Law Firm, we are relentless in our pursuit of compensation for those who suffer sports injuries and have the experience and tenacity to make that happen.
To schedule your free initial consultation to discuss your sports injury claims, please contact The Brothers Law Firm at 281-491-3635.