What You Need to Know If You Sustain a Sports-Related Injury
If you are seriously injured while playing sports, you might be entitled to compensation. Sports-related injuries can be severe, even catastrophic. Therefore, you should always consult with a qualified attorney to determine whether you have a valid claim for damages.
At Hagelgans & Veronis, we provide experienced representation for individuals who have been hurt while playing organized sports. Our lawyers are well-versed in handling sports injuries and will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. If you were injured while playing sports in Pennsylvania, contact our office at (717) 295-7009 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
When Can I Sue for a Sports Injury?
Many people assume that if they are injured while playing sports, they will be unable to file a lawsuit. However, in some cases, you might be entitled to compensation. For example, if the conduct that caused your injuries was wanton or wilful, you might have a valid claim for damages. The best way to determine if you are entitled to financial recovery is by consulting with an attorney.
When can a person file a lawsuit for a sports injury:
- School-related sports injuries (i.e., student injured while playing for a high school team)
- College sports injuries
- Professional sports injuries
- Organized youth sports injuries
An athlete who is injured due to faulty or defective equipment may potentially have a lawsuit as well. The only way to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve is by contacting an attorney experienced in sports-related injuries.
What Are Common Sports-Related Injuries?
Sports injuries can range in severity. In some instances, the harm may be minor, resulting in a sprain or strain; in other cases, the injury may be life-threatening. Regardless of the type of injury, you should always seek medical treatment immediately after the incident.
Common types of sports-related injuries:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Strains and sprains
- Spinal cord damage
- Neck and back injuries
- Knee injuries
All injuries should be taken seriously. A team’s failure to get you the treatment you need after an injury may also give rise to a cause of action.
Should I Hire an Attorney?
If you are injured while playing sports, it is always within your best interest to contact an attorney. An attorney can help you understand your rights and determine whether you should file a lawsuit. Determining liability may be challenging without the help of a lawyer, which is why you should always consult with one as early in the process as possible.
Liable parties may try to put you at fault for your injuries. They may claim that you “assumed the risk” by playing the sport or that you waived liability by signing a release. If successful, these arguments could directly impact your recovery. An attorney can help you challenge these allegations and help you prove your case.
Injured While Playing Sports? Contact Our Office.
Were you injured while playing sports in Pennsylvania? Contact our office at (717) 295-7009 to schedule a free consultation. All consultations are provided without obligation to retain our law firm. There are never any fees unless we win. Call now to speak directly with a member of our legal team.