Sports Injury Advice from a Legal Expert

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Sports are meant to be fun, but taking part in any type of sport always carries some risk of injury. There are situations in which someone else might be accountable for your injuries. In such cases, you may be eligible to claim compensation. A personal injury lawyer will give you the legal advice you need with regard to your sport injury in Ontario.

Sports injuries are a leading cause of spinal cord damage and head trauma and some can even be fatal. When a sports injury occurs, a school, athletic organization or recreational club could be legally responsible if the injury was the result of the organization’s negligence or breach of duty.

Even if you signed a waiver prior to participating in the sport, you may still be entitled to make a claim.

If you have been injured as a result of playing in an organized or recreational sporting activity, then you should consult a personal injury lawyer to determine if you have a valid legal case.
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Participating in sports involves inherent risks of injury. But, if your injury is the result of negligence, deliberate or reckless conduct, unexpected violent conduct or unsafe facilities, you will want to seek sports injury advice from an experienced personal injury lawyer.
 
Many sports require the submission of a consent form or release prior to engaging in any activity. Unfortunately, many people who have signed such a form believe there are no legal remedies available to them and continue to deal with the financial burdens of their injuries. It is important to seek sports injury advice from a lawyer as you may have the right to compensation even if you signed a waiver.
 

Causes of Sports Injuries

 
Sports injuries can range from a torn tendon or a broken bone, to a traumatic brain injury or even death. Physical contact is an unavoidable part of many sports. Some common causes of sports injuries include:
  • Defective equipment;
  • Poorly maintained facilities;
  • Lack of proper supervision.
Sports injuries frequently require significant medical treatment, such as surgery, physical therapy and other rehabilitative therapy. We help clients deal with the financial realities of medical bills, lost wages and other economic losses as we pursue full accountability for the negligence that contributed to their injuries.
 

Sports Injury Advice You Can Count On

 
Every case has different facts, but typically, it is necessary to demonstrate that someone else acted recklessly or intentionally to cause your injury. A person who is found to be liable for your sports injury is accountable to reimburse you for certain expenses, such as the following:
  • Medical care and related expenses, past and future;
  • Income lost because of the accident;
  • Permanent physical disability caused by the sports injury;
  • Emotional damages.
If the careless actions of others have caused your sports-related injury, there may be grounds for legal action. Talk to a lawyer for sports injury advice and how to make a claim.