After a Brain Injury Caused by Sports, who Pays the Bills?

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After a Brain Injury Caused by Sports, who Pays the Bills?

December 15, 2016 - 00:45
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Most athletes are aware of the fact that they may get injured playing sports. It is estimated that more than 3.5 million children a year receive medical treatment for injuries sustained while playing sports in the United States.

Although regulations have been changed to protect people who are likely to be at risk playing sports, there are still thousands of personal injuries a year which can be prevented by proper precautions and safety rules are followed.

Brain Injuries and Liability

Although brain injuries from sports accidents can be just as serious as those sustained in car accidents or slips, trips and falls cases, it can be much harder to work out who is responsible. If you have suffered an injury, a lawyer may be able to tell you if another party is liable.

Injuries in sports are so common that many sports clubs ask players to sign a waiver form before they participate. These waivers try to absolve the club of liability, so that if the participant does get injured, they do not try to sue the club.

If the club has done something which is negligent, then this may break the terms of the waiver. These can include; failing to provide the correct safety equipment, not offering adequate emergency medical care, or failing to train players properly.

Get a Lawyer

Your lawyers will help you to provide clear proof to the insurance adjustors that the sports club was clearly responsible for the injuries.

Although filing a lawsuit can be a complex procedure, the settlements can be well worth it and can help to support you with your medical care after the accident.

If you do win your case, the defendant will have to pay for your medical costs, your pain and suffering, your lost wages, and other types of financial damages that you faced as a result of the incident.

For more information on brain injury see the Brain Injury Association of America site.