Did you know that an estimated 21% of all sports injuries usually cause traumatic brain injuries in America? Athletes push themselves to achieve a new level of success every single day and while it is admirable, they also are constantly at risk for serious injuries. Far too often, athletes sustain injuries that are negated due to the nature of their field. If you have been injuries in a sports-related accident, you may be questioning:
- What constitutes a sports injury?
- Can I sue for a sports injury?
- How will I pay for my medical expenses?
Experienced Sports Injury Attorneys in NY
At Markhoff & Mittman, P.C., our sports injury attorneys are prepared to answer all of your questions. We staff compassionate, knowledgeable attorneys who work to protect all victims of serious injuries.
Sports Injury Law Firm In New York
In the sports industry, injuries are inevitable. However, carelessness is proved to be the main cause of serious sports-related injuries. Sports injury victims have the right to seek compensation to recover the costs incurred. It is important to protect yourself and your family in the case of an accident and you can do that by filing a civil lawsuit.
In the case of a serious injury, we recommend contacting our experienced sports injury lawyers to learn more about your legal rights. To learn more, schedule your free case evaluation by calling us or filling out our contact form and a representative will get in touch shortly.
Can I Sue For Sports Injury?
If you were hurt by another person while participating in a sporting event, you have likely endured an immense amount of physical and emotional pain. Your suffering should not go unjustified. Injuries caused by the negligence of another may have grounds for a civil lawsuit. In the case negligence is identified, you could have a solid foundation to file a sports injury case. To claim negligence, certain criteria must be met and it must be proven that the accident would not have occurred if carelessness was not a contributor. If your sports injury attorney is able to prove that is the case, you may be awarded compensation.
If you choose to move forward with a sports injury lawsuit, below are the most common parties held responsible for causing sports injuries:
- Personal trainers
- Team members
This is a condensed list of the typical negligent parties across all sports-related injuries. Sports injury cases can be attributed to several other negligent parties in New York. To discuss the details of your case, contact our legal team today to learn more about your options. We can help determine who, if anyone, can be held liable for your sports-related injuries.
What Sport Has the Highest Injury Rate?
Contact sports typically cause the majority of most athletes’ injuries. However, although contact sports are the most common, all sports or recreational activities can also lead to serious injuries. All serious injuries should be treated alike, regardless of the sport played at the time of the accident. Our team of injury attorneys has helped numerous sport injury victims file a lawsuit, many of which endured their injuries by playing the following:
- Water Polo
- Among others
If you have sustained injuries playing the sports listed above, including those not listed, we can help you get the justice you deserve.
What Are the Most Common Sports Injuries?
Sports injuries can cause serious long-term physical pain. Some of the most traumatic injuries range from a broken bone to a severe traumatic brain injury or even death. Our legal team has worked with athletes who have sustained various sports-related injuries. Below are the most common injuries our legal staff has seen:
Broken Bones/ Bone Fractures
Across all sports activities, broken bones are one of the most common injuries sustained. Victims often suffer from fractures which occur in several different forms. Certain kinds of fractures, such as stress or hairline fractures, are more prevalent in some sports than others. Fractures often need medical attention, monitoring, medication, and rehabilitation in order to heal correctly. Without proper care, fractures can lead to even worse symptoms such as serious infection or permanent deformity. Due to the seriousness of these injuries and the often ongoing medical attention necessary, medical expenses can quickly add up. That is why it is in the best interest of a victim and their families to file a sports injury lawsuit. In many cases, filing a sports injury lawsuit may be your best chance to afford medical bills and other expenses.
The vast majority of sports-related injuries are brain and head injuries. Even a small head bump can cause serious life-altering damage to the injured victim. The brain is the most important organ in the body, but it is also the most delicate. Any form of brain injury can generate long-term or even permanent brain damage. Brain injuries are a serious matter for people of all ages but especially children. If a child suffers a brain injury, it may result in child development issues. That is why we recommend seeking immediate professional health care following a sports-related accident.
Muscle & Ligament Injuries
Due to the nature of sporting events, athletes often experience ligament twists and strains similar to fractures. Ligaments are an important element of most of the body’s joints, and are often damaged by intense physical activity. Since ligaments are so easily strained, they are one of the most often damaged anatomical parts in sports activities. Straining a ligament can be immensely painful and depending on the severity of the injury, the healing process may require major medical treatment.
Seek Legal Advice From Our Sports Injury Lawyers
While sports injuries have become normalized as they do happen quite often, it is important to remember that as a victim, you have legal options. It is not quite that often that one leads to a sports injury lawsuit mostly because it’s not very common that sports accidents happen due to negligence or lack of carelessness. Due to the nature of sports, especially contact sports, it can be difficult to decipher between human error and negligent behavior. The inherent danger in sports will always exist regardless of how many safety regulations are put in place. However, that does not mean serious sports injuries should be neglected.
Many injured victims of sports accidents are simply unaware that they have the option of filing a lawsuit. This is why our law firm seeks to educate the public on their legal rights. To help all personal injury victims, we offer free case evaluations and legal advice to any injury victims who believe they might have a case.
Since sports injury lawsuits are fairly uncommon, we believe it is necessary to provide free consultations to all sports injury victims with the hope that it encourages victims to come forward. At Markhoff & Mittman, P.C., our team of knowledgeable personal injury lawyers help injury victims navigate the claims process and help determine whether or not the activity that caused them serious injury was due to another’s negligence. We pride ourselves in providing our personal injury victims with the best attorney-client relationship, to ensure they receive the highest standard quality of service.