As fall approaches, many of us or our children will be participating in school-sponsored sports teams. While sports and other physical activities can be a healthy and fun way to spend time, they also carry the inherent risk of physical injury. Generally speaking, sports injuries that occur as a normal result of participation in the sport do not give the injured party the right to sue. When sports injuries occur due to negligence or recklessness or another, however, the injured person may be able to bring a Georgia personal injury lawsuit. Anyone who has been injured in a sports-related injury should be certain to undergo a thorough medical evaluation as soon as possible after the injury. In order to determine whether you have a legal claim, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney regarding the circumstances of your injury. The attorneys of Shane Smith Law are dedicated to helping the victims of sports injuries recover from their losses.
Fortunately for athletes and their parents, there are clear and definite steps that you can take to reduce the risk of the occurrence of a sports-related injury. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offer the following advice:
- Use activity-appropriate protective gear, such as helmets, knee pads, wrist guards, or elbow pads
- Make sure all equipment is in good condition
- Make sure that participants learn and practice the skills required for their activity
- Pay attention to the weather – athletes should remember to stay well hydrated and stop playing should conditions become too dangerous
- Model safe behavior for other participants
Even under the best of conditions, sports injuries are bound to happen. Be sure to seek appropriate medical attention in the event of a sports-related injury.
Contact a Coweta County Personal Injury Attorney for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a sports injury, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. In order to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys, call Shane Smith Law today at (980) 246-2656.