Athlete Injuries in Northern Virginia
Northern Virginia Sports Injury Lawyer
Anyone who takes part in a sporting event assumes a certain amount of risk. Athletes push themselves to the limits and challenge themselves to see how fast they can run, how far they can throw and how much they can lift, among other tests of skill. In most cases, an athlete can walk away from the game without suffering anything more than minor bruises and some sore and achy muscles. Even when an athlete is seriously injured, it is not always possible to say that anyone was legally at fault for having caused the accident; however, under certain circumstances, the athlete, or the parents of a child athlete, may be able to pursue financial compensation by filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
The key to recovering monetary damages in an accident claim is being able to prove that the injury could – and should – have been prevented. For example, if your child was not provided with adequate safety gear such as shoulder pads and a helmet during football, and was injured as a result of this lack of protection, you may have grounds to sue.
Similarly, you may be able to pursue compensation if your child was put into a grossly outmatched competition with others who were much larger. Compelling athletes to perform high intensity workouts during dangerously high temperatures may also be actionable. Another common example is when the coach orders an athlete to “walk it off” and continue to compete or practice through an injury.
Athlete Injury Attorney Serving Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax
Sports injuries can have a tremendously negative impact on the life of the accident victim. Whether it is a broken bone, heat exhaustion, a brain injury or a paralyzing spinal cord injury, the injured athlete may require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitative care. He or she may suffer from a permanent partial or total disability and may never be able to earn an income to be fully independent in life. At Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C., we want to help you recover full compensation for all of these losses, as well as for pain, suffering and emotional distress.
Contact us now for a free consultation with a Northern Virginia personal injury lawyer from our team. We understand how much is at stake in your case and we are ready to fight for you.