The Super Bowl may be over but children, teens and recreational athletes are in the thick of winter sports like hockey, basketball and gymnastics. While there is and should be much enjoyment with participating in sports, there also can be a high risk of injury. Sports injuries can happen to professional athletes, adults playing recreational sports and children, and they can be catastrophic and life-altering.
Sports with some of the highest rates for injuries, overuse and trauma include football, basketball, cheerleading, gymnastics, hockey and baseball. Common injuries are elbow and shoulder injuries, concussions, neck and back sprains, knee injuries and foot fractures.
While many schools and sports organizations are protected by law, coaches and facilities have a responsibility to provide proper supervision at all times, as well as proper equipment, such as helmets and mats. However, if you or a loved one is injured by malicious conduct, negligence, or faulty or defective equipment, you are entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
If you have a sports injury you would like to discuss, call us at Dixon Law Office. For more than 20 years, our team has helped thousands of personal injury victims, including those involved in sports injury cases. Contact us at toll-free at 888-354-9880, or click here for a free consultation.