- Medical Bills
- Lost Wages (if applicable) or Opportunities
- Loss of Enjoyment
- Pain and Suffering
- Punitive Damages
- Thinking and memory – Difficulty thinking clearly, sluggishness, problems with concentration and impaired memory retention.
- Physical – Headache or blurred vision, nausea, vomiting and dizziness, light and sound sensitivity, lethargy.
- Emotional – Irritability, sadness, increased emotion and anxiety.
- Sleep – Sleeping more or less than usual and difficulty falling asleep.
Waivers and Consent FormsThe parents of these children signed consent forms and waivers, acknowledging that their child's participation may result in injuries. They purchased proper clothing and accessories for their child's sport: helmets, shin guards, specialized footwear, and shatterproof eyeglasses. The parents provide water, hydrating sports drinks, and healthy snacks for their child when they head off to practices and games. They remind them to put on sunscreen and do their warm-up and cool-down exercises. They understand the nuances of their child's sport, and know the extent (and limitations) of their child's athletic abilities. Most of these children will weather the season without a scratch, while others will suffer minor bumps, bruises, and sprains that “go with the territory” and aren't unexpected injuries for their particular sport. Others may suffer more serious injuries, such as broken bones, repetitive motion injuries, and even traumatic brain injuries (TBI). According to the Centers for Disease Control, some 2.6 million young patients are treated in emergency rooms for sports injuries each year. Sometimes even serious injuries are within the realm of normal risks of participation in certain sports, but what if they occur due to negligence on the part of the coaches or sports organizations?
School and Community Sponsored Sporting EventsThis is one of the reasons that it is important to sign your child up for activities which are sponsored by schools and communities. They are likely to have hired coaches who are properly trained in their respective sports, and also have first-aid training and CPR certification. School- and city-sponsored recreational leagues often have certified trainers on hand to assure that proper procedures are followed, both in training and in case of an on-field injury. Sometimes, however, injuries occur even with all of these safety precautions in place, and they may be beyond the scope of the expected risks for a sport and outside of the normal injuries covered by the parental consent and waiver. Negligence on the part of the coach or training staff can lead to injuries that have lasting, serious effects on the developing body of a young athlete. An inattentive coach might not provide adequate supervision or a “spotter” for an athlete who is trying a new routine or maneuver. A coach who is obsessed with winning might allow unnecessary roughness on the field or even physically assault his own players; or he might fail to remove an injured star player from the game. He might push players beyond their threshold for endurance or pain, or encourage them to continue practicing in deteriorating weather conditions which create a dangerous surface for play.
Contact a Clearwater, Florida Personal Injury Attorney Now To Schedule a Free ConsultationChildren should be able to play sports without suffering preventable injuries that are not a natural result of playing sports. A child injured while playing sports should be able to recover damages for those injuries caused by another's negligence. Here at the Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA in Clearwater, Florida, we will work tirelessly to analyze your child's case and identify the theories of liability under which your child can successfully recover damages. Our team will fight for your child's rights and bring forth those claims to ensure your child receives nothing less than the compensation he or she deserves. Call us today at 727-451-6900 and schedule a free consultation with one of our team's skilled attorneys. Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA 800 North Belcher Road Clearwater, FL 33756 727-451-6900 References:  https://www.statisticbrain.com/youth-sports-statistics/