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Sports Injuries  

Sports provide joy and hours of fun, but they sometimes lead to serious injuries. When these injuries are caused by negligence and recklessness, victims can often hold those who injure them accountable.

If you have experienced a sports injury, you may be entitled to damages, depending on the circumstances of your injuries.

Common Sports Injuries

Most sports can lead to serious injuries, even noncontact sports like golf. However, contact sports tend to cause far more serious injuries than noncontact sports.

Additionally, injuries during contact sports are sometimes caused by behavior containing an element of maliciousness or recklessness.

Concussions are some of the most frequent sports injuries. Even a mild concussion can cause major setbacks for a victim. Some other common sports-related injuries are:

  • Broken bones
  • Contusions
  • Lacerations and abrasions
  • Sprains and strains
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries
  • Puncture wounds
  • Dehydration
  • Fatigue and exhaustion

In some instances, weather can cause or exacerbate injuries as well. For example, suppose that a high school coach runs his track team for hours in 100-degree weather. Due to the coach’s choices, the team members might suffer from heat exhaustion, heatstroke or another heat-related injury.

Liability for Sports Injuries

Sports accidents don’t just happen. In other words, there is typically an identifiable reason why a sports injury occurs.

Depending on the circumstances, one or more of the following parties can be held liable for a sports injury:

  • Negligent coaches and other staff of a school sports program
  • Negligent property owners who host a sporting event
  • Other players involved in the sport
  • Manufacturers of sporting equipment

Financial Compensation for Sports Injuries

For those suffering sports injuries, damages can provide much-needed relief from the financial and emotional strains that go along with being hurt.

Forms of financial compensation available to injury victims include repayment for medical costs related to the injury, compensation for lost wages and compensation for other expenses directly related to the injury.

Other forms of compensation are also available. Noneconomic compensation may cover the physical pain and suffering that victims feel, as well as loss of consortium, permanent disability and loss of enjoyment of life.

In cases where the offending party acted maliciously or was grossly negligent, the victim may be entitled to seek exemplary damages on top of his or her economic and noneconomic compensation.

At DLL Law, we are ready to meet and discuss your options for compensation for your sports injury. Call for a free consultation and case review today.


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