Sports Injuries: Do You Have Rights?

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There are so many sports kids can get involved in nowadays. One season you may be a soccer mom, the next you’re cheering at a football game and finally, you’re in the stands at a gymnastics meet. As your children grow up playing any number of sports, personal injury cases are going to be inevitable.

If your child gets injured in a soccer game in Farmington, there are medical bills to pay, days of school to miss (days of work for you) and the potential of missing the rest of the season. Should these costs fall on you? A lawyer at Robert J. DeBry & Associates can help you understand your legal options in the case that someone else’s carelessness contributed to your child’s sports injury.

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Three and a half million kids under the age of 14 receive medical attention for sports injuries each year. More than half of these injuries occur during practice, rather than a game. Individual sports, such as gymnastics, usually see more severe injuries. Contact sport injuries occur more often. Children should be aware, in order to stay safer in practice and be able to make it to those games.

Personal Injury Lawsuit

Children are typically covered by their parent’s insurance policy. It is possible to file a third-party claim under the liability of the organization or business responsible for the injury.

If your child does acquire a personal injury, you may want to hire a lawyer to discuss your options. Insurance will typically only cover the child’s medical treatment. That leaves a lack of compensation for any other kind of pain and suffering they may be going through.

Filing for a Personal Lawsuit

If you are seeking compensation outside of basic medical treatment, you will need to hire a personal injury lawyer who will assist you when it comes to filing a claim. They will help you figure out who contributed to your child’s personal injury and what, if anything, they are responsible to pay for.

For example, you can file a lawsuit against insufficiently trained employees, unsafe equipment, inadequate supervision and several other minor factors.

Playing sports can be fun for your kids. What’s not fun is when they have a life-changing personal injury. If your child has suffered from an injury because of someone else, they can receive compensation—contact one of our attorneys to find out how.

Sources:
https://www.irwinmitchell.com/personal/personal-injury-compensation/accidents-in-public-places-claims/sports-injury-claims

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