Sports Personal Injury

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As with many worthwhile things in life, playing sports come with certain physical risks; vigorous exercise and repetition of movements is bound to lead to some injuries. Most of these injuries, however, can be avoided with proper care and caution.

When an athlete’s well-being isn’t regarded as a priority, physical injuries are likely to increase. Some sports injuries can be considered acts of negligent or reckless behavior by coaches, organizations, staff members or even other players.

When an injury does occur, it is likely to worsen without proper treatment and physical rest. Returning to play before being fully healed can cause permanent damage, and long-term effects of playing while injured are rarely explained to athletes.  Colleges, Universities and coaches will often pressure an athlete to return to play by threatening forfeiture of scholarships, their spot on the team, or future careers at the professional level.

Sports administrators are required to hold each players safety as one of their primary concerns and provide proper, well-maintained equipment. When careless acts or intentional disregard for the safety of others instigates a sports-related injury, there may be grounds for legal action. At The Potts Law Firm, our team of highly respected and dedicated sports injury lawyers are ready to fight for both you and your family.

Common Damages
  • Brain injuries/concussions
  • Broken bones/fractures
  • Joint injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Neck/back injuries
Frequently Asked Questions
What are common sports personal injury recoveries?
  • Actual damages
    • Loss of income
    • Loss of earning capacity
    • Consequential damages
  • Attorney fees
  • Court costs
How is The Potts Law Firm compensated for my sports personal injury case?

Typically, The Potts Law Firm works on a contingency fee basis. In other words, the attorney fees are a percentage of the gross settlement amount. This means that if there is no money received, you do not owe us attorney fees.

Do I have to be a professional athlete to sue for my sports personal injury case?

No. Many non-professional athletes such as college athletes have cases that The Potts Law Firm can represent them on.

How long will my sports personal injury case take?

It depends. Your sports law case might be so straight forward that we are able to resolve it with a letter and a few negotiations. This could take only a few months to complete. On the other hand, your case may require a lawsuit which, depending on the court, can take anywhere between 18-36 months to complete.

How much is my sports personal injury case worth?

Many factors weigh into the value of a sports personal injury case. Each case is different from the other. Only a sports lawyer can determine such an amount with the aid of expert witnesses.

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