Our firm built our reputation as the lawyers who defend the little guy and help family who have suffered an unthinkable injury. Our attorneys have the experience needed to protect a family after a sports injury suffering with what steps to take next. In the state of Florida, children playing sports is a year-round activity that comes with certain risks, however when authorities and leaders fail to protect your child, then a lawyer can help investigate the cause and liability after an injury.
Dangers of Sports Injuries
In many ways, sports provide kids with great experiences and teach them lessons about hard work and how to communicate with others as well as achievement and success. However, we must protect them from the parts of sports that can lead to dangerous, life-altering injuries. As we continue to study the lifelong effects of injuries, specifically traumatic brain injuries and concussions, we are just beginning to learn the immense impacts of these injuries early in development.
Types of Youth Sports Injuries
While every sport comes with a certain level of healthy risk, there are some sports that more often result in certain types of injuries. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine more than 3.5 million children ages 14 and younger are injured annually from playing sports.
One common injury that must result in proper care and could result in a lifelong injury is a concussion. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children who suffer a concussion have an evaluation from a physician and should rest physically and mentally.
The most common sports injuries are caused minor trauma involving muscles, ligaments, tendons, or bones including
Lawsuits are not a necessary remedy for every injury a child faces in the course of playing a sport, especially a team sport. However, when a life-altering injury occurs, the question must be raised if the coaches and organizers of the sport did all they could to prevent injury to any child.
Do you need a sports injury lawyer?
If your child suffers a permanent injury as a result of a sports injury, then contacting a Tampa lawyer can help you understand who was responsible and if anything could have been done to prevent your child’s injury. Our team has the experience of working with children and their families after a life-altering sports injury. When you work with a sports injury attorney, we have the ability to investigate and determine if anyone is liable for what happened to your child, and we can work to try and prevent the same mistakes from occurring again.
Can Swope, Rodante P.A. help after your sports injury?
Our firm has built our reputation on helping those suffering from catastrophic injuries that have changed their lives forever. These cases are known in the legal field as some of the most complex and difficult to win and pose unique challenges. In order to properly handle and fight for the injured person, you need a team of attorneys who has fought these battles and knows how to win. When it comes to youth sports injuries, our attorneys are known around the state of Florida as a top law firm to fight for those injured in a youth sports accident.
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