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When can a Legal Claim Arise from a Sports Injury?

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Everyone who plays a sport or sings their child up for a sport should realize that there is the potential for injury. Sprains, strains, tears, and broken bones are often a risk you take when engaging in athletic activities. Since you assume the risk of such injuries, under many circumstances injured athletes may not recover for their medical bills and other injury-related losses by filing a legal claim. There are, however, limited circumstances under which injured athletes or their families may recover. If you have been injured while playing a sport, you should consult an experienced Fayette County personal injury lawyer to discuss a potential case.

When are sports injuries actionable?

In order to recover for personal injury incurred during a sport, you must show that another party should be held liable due to negligent or intentional act. Such acts may include the following:

  • Improper coaching, such as pushing you or your child beyond the your physical ability or skill level

  • Providing inadequate safety equipment

  • A manufacturer selling defective sports equipment that causes injury or does not adequately protect from injury as intended

  • Failure to maintain sports facilities and keep the premises free form dangerous hazards

  • Another player, coach, or other party inflicting intentional injury during the course of the game

The above are only a few examples of potentially negligent or intentional acts that take place during sports that may lead to a legal claim.

Contact a Fayette County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or your child has suffered injury while playing sports and you believe the injury occurred due to negligence or intentional act of another party, you should not delay in consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith as soon as possible. Our attorneys will evaluate your case and advise you on the chances of recovery if you pursue a legal case. If you choose to file a claim, we will strive to help you recover the maximum possible amount. Call us today at (770) 487-8999 to schedule a free consultation.

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Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia

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