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 party’s negligence or failure to uphold their obligations, then injured victims have a right to pursue a financial recovery by filing a personal injury claim.
Examples of Negligence Leading to Sports Injuries
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 medically manage an athlete
- Allowing an injured athlete to play, causing more serious medical conditions
- Failing to provide adequate protective equipment
- Poor maintenance of fields, surfaces, or equipment
- Failing to correct hazardous or dangerous conditions
- Requiring inappropriate workouts or training in relation to an athlete’s ability level
- Requiring 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 before participation in a sport, there are still situations in which an at-fault party may be held liable for contributing to an injury. 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 Washington, DC sports injury 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.
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Sports-Related Head, Neck & Spinal Cord Injuries
Contact sports carry a high risk of serious head, neck, and spinal cord injuries. Concussions are brain injuries that can severely impact a person’s behavioral, emotional, and cognitive abilities, especially after an athlete has suffered repeated injuries.
A large percentage of athletes have suffered at least one concussion during their careers. Tackles and falls can also lead to fractures or ruptured vertebrae, which in the worst cases can result in paralysis. If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury or catastrophic injury while playing sports, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our firm to talk about your rights.
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Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. has more than 90 years of combined experience handling sports injury cases in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. 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 team can help.
Allow a firm of proven, highly accomplished Washington, DC personal injury lawyers who have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars to guide you through this process.
To learn how Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. can help, please contact us at (202) 659-8600.