Washington, DC Athlete Injury Lawyer
Representing Victims with Sports Injuries
All athletes accept the risk of injuries when playing sports. Although injuries are sometimes inevitable, there are certain situations in which injuries could have been prevented had reasonable measures been taken by responsible parties. Whether these injuries occur in youth sports, on school teams or in recreational leagues, there are governing and / or responsible organizations that have a legal duty to ensure the safety of their athletes. If it can be proven that such injuries occurred as a direct result of a responsible party's negligence or failure to uphold their obligations, then injured victims have a right to pursue a recovery of their damages by filing a personal injury claim.
While certain sports and athletes may be more prone to accidents and injuries than others, the key legal element in sports injury cases is establishing negligence or breach of duty. Negligence may involve any of the following:
- Failure to provide protective equipment
- Failure to medical manage an athlete
- Allowing an injured athlete to play, causing more serious medical conditions
- Inadequate protective equipment
- Poorly maintained fields, surfaces, or equipment
- Hazardous or dangerous conditions
- Inappropriate workouts or training in relation to an athlete's ability level
- Practice or training in dangerous conditions, including excessive heat
- Abusive, unlicensed, negligent, or improperly trained coaches
- Defective sports equipment
Even if a liability waiver was signed, there are still situations in which an at-fault party may be held liable for the damages they caused. By conducting thorough investigations into the circumstances surrounding your accident and injury, our legal team can secure evidence that supports your claim of another's liability. Our attorneys have the experience needed to effectively highlight the failures of those in positions of responsibility. We use these skills, our work ethic, and our unwavering commitment to clients to fight for the compensation injured athletes deserve.
Work with Accomplished Washington, DC Personal Injury Attorneys
If you, your child, or a loved one has suffered a sports injury that you believe was caused by another, take advantage of our firm's free case evaluations to learn more about your rights and how our firm can help. Do not be led to believe that there is nothing you can do. Allow a firm of proven, highly accomplished personal injury lawyers who have
recovered hundreds of millions of dollars to guide you through this process.
Contact a Washington, DC personal injury lawyer from Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C.