You may be uncertain if an injury to yourself or a loved one actually occurred through the negligence of others. It’s natural to have many questions: Do I initiate a personal injury lawsuit? Do I ask for a settlement? How do I submit a workers compensation claim? Is it expensive to file a lawsuit? How do I file for Social Security Disability? The best way to answer these questions is to talk to us.
In 2016, the National Safety Council released a detailed report on various types of sports injury that resulted in emergency room treatment over the course of one year.. Basketball and bicycling alone accounted for more than 1 million accidents. And many of those injuries were devastating. Johns Hopkins Medicine reports that sports injuries account for approximately 21 percent of all traumatic brain injuries in children.
I was injured while participating in a sporting event – what now?
If you wonder if a personal injury that you, or someone you love, has experienced rises to the level of a sports injury lawsuit, consider that, overwhelmingly, almost all accidents are preventable. If you took reasonable steps to participate safely in a sport but were seriously injured, you owe it to yourself and your family to contact us to find out if you have a case. Consider:
- Were conditions at the sports venue or facility safe and sanitary?
- Were you adequately instructed in how to use the sports equipment?
- Was the sports equipment working optimally?
- Was there adequate security and emergency personnel provided at the venue?
If the injury is the result of someone else’s negligence, appropriate compensation should follow. Your injuries may require specific medical treatment such as a diagnosis from a sports medicine specialist or sports medicine doctor. Physical therapy and other sports rehabilitation likely will be required, too.
Could I sue for faulty sports equipment that resulted in an injury?
Sports injury prevention is the responsibility of those who manufacture sports equipment, manage facilities and sponsor events, from fitness centers to public parks to the swimming pool at the apartment complex.
Here are just a few of the most common types of sports injury:
- Head trauma, sometimes resulting in traumatic brain injury
- Low back strain
- Shoulder pain
- Ankle pain
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Foot pain
- Heel pain
Want a few answers before you contact us?
If you want some of your questions answered before you pick up the phone, we encourage you to explore some of our resources:
I think I have a case, so now what?
You will know if you have a viable personal injury case by the time our phone and email consultation is concluded. If it’s clear to us that you are due benefits, a settlement, or damages because of a car accident, sports injury, airport accident, airline accident, slip and fall, or other trauma, the next step is an in-person appointment with members of the Abrams Landau Ltd., team. There are a few things we ask you to do in advance so we can make the most of your time – download those documents here.