Recreational Injuries – Injury Attorney
If you or someone you know has been involved in a recreational injury case in Connecticut, we can assist you with your claim. Our Connecticut Injury Lawyers are here to put our decades of legal experience to work. We always advance fees and expenses for your case including the hiring of expert witnesses. When the case is concluded and if recovery is awarded, our firm will be reimbursed for any fees advanced. If you are not awarded with recovery, you do not owe us anything for fees or expenses, which will be covered by our injury attorney. Every case is handled on a contingency fee basis which means you only pay us if we claim money for you.
1. How Common Are Recreational Injuries?
Recreational injuries are defined as injuries which occur to athletes while participating in sporting events. The majority of injuries that occur are due to the overuse of a part of the body when participating in a certain physical activity. Annually, one in 25 people will seek medical attention at least once for a recreational related injury. People who participate in sports are at a greater risk to pull a muscle, have a bone fracture or have muscle or tendon injuries when compared to a person of the same age. Causes of sporting injuries may but is not limiting to:
- Poor Training Methods
- Structural abnormalities
- Lack of development
- Unsafe environments
- Failure To Inspect or Warn of Dangerous Conditions
- General negligence
2. If I Have A Recreational Injury Accident Case What Should I Do?
It is very important to contact us as soon as possible. It is imperative not to do anything that can have a negative impact on your recreational injury accident. Our injury attorney might advise you not to give any statements or sign any authorizations, so it is better if you speak with us promptly.
3. How Do I Get About Getting Experts To Help Me With My Sports Injury Accident Case?
Our injury attorneys will be able to hire expert witnesses to help develop and strengthen your recreational injury accident. Experts may include a physical therapist, orthopedic surgeon or even an expert of athletic training.
4. Who Will Pay The Expenses of Hiring All Of These Experts?
Our injury lawyer will advance the fees and costs to hire a team of witnesses. At the end of the sports injury accident case, we would be reimbursed out the recovery awarded to you. If no recovery is received, we will cover all costs. You only pay us if we collect money for you.
5. How is Liability Determined?
In many recreational injury cases, the critical issue is how a “reasonable person” would be expected to act in the same situation where the injury occurred. A person is considered negligent when he or she fails to act like a “reasonable person.” Whether or not a person has met the “reasonable person standard” is decided by a jury after presented evidence and an oral trial. This is just one reason you should contact us, so we can help investigate and further develop your recreational related injury.
6. What Compensation Might I Receive If My Case is Successful?
The liable person must pay the injured party through their liability insurance company:
- Past and future medical care expenses
- Past and future income lost due to accident
- Long term or permanent physical disability or disfigurement
- Loss of family, social, and educational experiences
- Emotional damages stress, embarrassment or depression
- Strains on family relationships
- Punitive Damages (In Extraordinary Cases)
- Damaged Property
The injured party will be awarded “damages” or compensation. This is money to return you to the status you were before the injury occurred. The money is not to be considered income except income lost due to the injury. This compensation can not be taxed by the state or federal government.