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Sports Injuries Are Among the Most Prevalent Injuries to Our Youth
Approximately 30 million youth participate in organized sports. All the hitting, kicking, jumping, and tackling, etc. results in about 3.5 million injuries annually. In fact, one-third of all childhood injuries are sports related. Most of them are sprains (stretched and torn ligaments) and strains (stretched and torn muscles).
Many sports injuries result from contact sports, where players collide, fall, or otherwise make contact with other players, the ball, or the field. Noncontact sports can also produce trauma to the body, like when a certain body part is overused or overextended. Both types of sports can produce painful, permanent sports injuries.
Consider these sobering statistics about sports injuries:
- The leading cause of death from a sports-related injury is a brain injury.
- Twenty-one percent (21%) of all traumatic brain injuries in children are from sports and recreational activities.
- Almost one-half of all sports-related head injuries come from bicycling, skateboarding, or skating.
- More than 775,000 youth younger than 15 are treated in emergency rooms for sports-related injuries annually.
Number of Children Aged 5–14 Treated in Hospital Emergency Rooms Annually Per Sport
Do I Need a Sports Injury Attorney?
Not all sports injuries are preventable. People and objects moving at high velocity with high exertion are going to occasionally get hurt. However, where the injuries are preventable and a product of careless or intentional conduct, you may qualify for legal compensation. You need a sports injury lawyer to give you a free case evaluation.
Hiring a sports injury lawyer to pursue a sports injury lawsuit may be necessary if you are injured in a circumstance similar to one of the following:
- an over-enthusiastic player hits you harder than necessary;
- your school or league has practices that encourages unsafe play;
- a coach does not remove you from the game even though you're injured;
- a player starts a fight during or after a game;
- a coach pushes players beyond their normal limits;
- a coach's poor decision-making results in injuries to a player; or
- many other potential scenarios.
Just as the rules of different sports and leagues vary, so can the ways you can be injured playing sports. The only way to be sure is to consult with a knowledgeable attorney.
At Parry & Pfau, can help you evaluate whether your sports injury amounts to a sports legal case. We don't charge you for the consultation, we don't charge you for the representation (we make the at-fault party pay), so you can't lose anything by speaking to us! Give us a call.