We all understand the importance of staying active. Regular physical activity is good for the body and the mind, and participating in sports is an excellent way to get the activity we need with some friendly competition to keep it interesting. Unfortunately, those who compete at the highest levels are often pushed well beyond the reasonable limits of the body, and athletes can suffer physical and emotional harm.

If you or a loved one has suffered a sport-related injury, you may be able to recover compensation. Please contact the Bridgeport injury lawyers at Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP, at 1-877-801-6202 today to arrange your free case consultation.

What is a sports injury?

A sports injury is any physical or emotional injury that an athlete suffers while playing the game or training for competition. While some injuries are true accidents, many occur as a direct result of overtraining a part of the body. Active athletes have a higher risk of pulled muscles, bone fractures, and concussions than the population at large.

Does my injury constitute a claim?

It depends. Certain injuries are considered an assumed risk associated with the act of playing sports. If you’re a competitive skier, and you injure your knee in a fall, then that injury in and of itself may not be related to third party liability. If, however, your binding failed to properly release, then the manufacturer may be held liable for making a defective product. Negligence can also apply to coaches and support staff who push athletes to continue training or playing even while suffering from demonstrable discomfort or pain.

Similarly, it’s assumed that participants will behave in a reasonable fashion whilst playing the sport. If another athlete behaves very aggressively and causes you bodily harm, then you may be able to pursue a claim against him or her.

What kinds of damages can I seek?

If another party is found liable for your injuries, then you could receive compensation for any or all of the following:

  • Medical costs
  • Lost income
  • Physical disability
  • Emotional damages
  • Property damage

What should I do if I believe I have a sports injury claim?

Seeking medical attention is obviously the first and most important step to take after your injury. But once you or a trusted loved one is able to, it’s critical that you contact our Bridgeport personal injury lawyers as soon as possible to begin working on your case. In the meantime, avoid saying or doing anything that could potentially jeopardize your personal injury claim. Do not make any statements or sign any authorizations other than those absolutely necessary for you to receive the medical treatment you need.

Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay for our representation if we help you recover damages in your case. If you don’t receive compensation for your damages, then you don’t pay us for our services.

Please contact the Bridgeport injury lawyers of Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP, at 1-877-801-6202 today to schedule your free evaluation.