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Injuries are a common occurrence in all types of sports, including basketball, football, soccer, baseball, ice hockey, and even golf. Sports injuries can tremendously impact an individual’s physical well-being and quality of life.

If you or your loved one has been injured while participating in a sport due to the negligence or wrongdoing of someone else, speak with an experienced Escondido sports injury attorney about a claim for compensation. Reach out to Eugene Bruno & Associates at (619) 209-6066 for a free consultation.

What Are Some Common Sports Injuries and Their Causes?

In 2021 in the U.S., 3.2 million people were treated for sports injuries in emergency rooms, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). Common sports injuries include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Lacerations and contusions
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Concussion and traumatic brain injury
  • Hand and wrist injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Knee injuries (ACL, PCL, and meniscal tears)
  • Heat exhaustion and heat stroke

Injuries sustained in sports activities have a number of potential causes, including accidents, collisions, inadequate safety measures, defective products, and negligent behavior.

Who Is Potentially Liable for Sports Injuries?

In most cases, participants in athletic events are required to sign liability waivers to protect organizations from future lawsuits. It is assumed that athletes know the risks involved in a particular sport and are willing to take them. Nevertheless, negligent parties may still be held liable for sports injuries. If a pre-existing dangerous condition or defective product caused the injuries or if a different party was responsible, the waiver of liability may not apply. Potentially liable parties for sports injuries may include:

  • Schools
  • Athletic trainers
  • Coaches
  • Team physicians
  • Physical therapists
  • Gyms
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Other players

Coaches and organizations may be held liable for unsafe practices, inadequate training, or insufficient supervision. Manufacturers may be held liable for faulty equipment that causes injury. Medical professionals may be held liable for providing substandard care that leads to further damage and complications. Other players may be held accountable for recklessly or intentionally causing harm.

Recovering Compensation

To recover compensation for sports injuries, you must prove negligence and liability. That requires establishing that:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care.
  • The defendant breached that duty.
  • The breach of duty directly caused your injuries.
  • You suffered losses (damages) as a result of your injuries.

Damages in a sports injury claim will depend on the circumstances and the nature and severity of the injuries. They often include medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Our experienced Escondido sports injury lawyer can tell you if you have a case and approximately how much your claim is worth.

Documenting Injuries

If you have been injured while participating in a sport, it is important to document your injuries for legal purposes. Get immediate medical attention and keep complete medical records of your injuries and treatments. Gather any evidence available to support a claim for compensation. This may include photographs, videos, witness statements, and incident reports.

How Can an Escondido Sports Injury Attorney Help?

Our experienced Escondido personal injury lawyers can thoroughly investigate the incident in which you were injured to determine fault and liability. We can secure evidence to support your claim and accurately calculate the full extent of your damages. Your attorney can negotiate skillfully for fair compensation and fight for your rights in court if necessary.

Eugene Bruno & Associates is an award-winning team of personal injury attorneys. We work tirelessly to obtain the best possible results for our clients. Our firm has a 99.7% success rate and has recovered tens of millions of dollars. We offer free consultations with no obligation. Contact us at (619) 209-6066 for skilled legal representation after a serious sports injury.