Sports Injury Lawyer Escondido
When you or a loved one play a sport, whether competitively or recreationally, we know that you do it for the fun and to stay in shape. It keeps you busy and relieves stress after a long week. While you know there is a risk of injury in any sport, you do not put much thought into an injury happening because someone else was negligent.
But what happens when another person’s carelessness causes you harm?
When you need a sports injury attorney in Escondido, turn to Eugene Bruno & Associates for help. Our team will investigate your claim and work to get you the compensation you need.
Most of the time when you play a sport, you have taken an “assumption of risk,” meaning that you know that there is a chance you will get hurt while playing.
We want you to know that not all sports injuries are the result of assumed risk.
You cannot assume that someone else’s reckless behavior will cause you harm. You also cannot assume that someone will intentionally cause you harm while you are playing. Reckless and intentional behavior elevates the situation.
- Playing basketball, we can assume that it is likely we will get a sprained ankle. What we cannot assume is that another player will get mad because we scored and proceed to intentionally foul us and cause a major injury.
- If you are playing baseball, you assume that you may get hit by a line drive. What you do not assume is being given a faulty batting helmet that does not stop the impact of an errant pitch to your head.
Reckless behavior can also come in the form of a team owner, coach, or manager having players use improper equipment that leads to players getting injured.
Sports And Kids
When we allow our kids to play sports, we trust the coaches to keep them safe. In the US, we have become more aware of the severe consequences of concussions, yet not enough is being done to prevent injuries.
There are an estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million sports-related concussions in the United States each year, with high school athletes especially susceptible to them. If a coach does not keep a player with a suspected concussion out of the game or allows them to play before they are fully healed, they could cause that player long-term damage if they sustain another hit.
What You Can Do Now
After the initial emergency is over, you may wonder what you can do if someone else’s negligence caused your sports injury. At Eugene Bruno & Associates., we want to help. We know how difficult any injury can be. We also know that medical bills can pile up quickly. Not only that, but if your injury keeps you from working, the lost income can hurt your family financially. When you need a sports injury attorney in Escondido, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us as 888-278-6688. We will make sure you get the compensation you need for all of your accident related expenses.