Albuquerque Sports Attorneys
Representing New Mexico Athletes, Coaches, Agents, and Managers
Whether you are an athlete, coach, agent, or manager, when you work in the sports industry, you need an attorney who understands the rules of the game. You do not have time to waste on lawyers who are not familiar with the ins and outs of professional and collegiate athletics. Your time is invaluable, and you deserve an advocate who is prepared to take on the unique challenges you may face throughout your career. You deserve Potts Law Firm.
With over 250 years of combined legal experience and over $1 billion recovered for our clients, our Albuquerque sports lawyers have what it takes to successfully represent you in a variety of industry-specific matters. Our responsive team is always available to answer your questions, and we will always pursue the best possible outcome in any conflict you might encounter. We will aggressively fight to protect your interests and endeavor to become the trusted partner you need to succeed, no matter the situation.
If you work in the sports industry and are seeking legal representation, we invite you to schedule a free initial consultation by calling (505) 305-1283 or contacting us online. Our firm offers same-day appointments and provides services in English and Spanish.
When Can I Recover Compensation for Sports Injuries in New Mexico?
In an ordinary situation, when you are injured because of another person’s negligence or intentional conduct, you have the right to sue them for damages. Collegiate and professional sports settings are not ordinary situations: When you are an athlete participating in a game, you cannot take legal action for injuries sustained during normal play. Normal play is generally defined as any period when you are actively competing during a game or when practicing. If you are injured outside of normal play, you may have a case.
You may be entitled to damages for sports injuries if:
- Another player or someone else injures you outside of normal play. If you are injured because a baseball struck you or another player tackled you during a game, you were injured during normal play and thus do not have a case. If another player hurts you after a play has ended or any other time when you are not actively competing, you could have grounds for legal action.
- You were injured by defective equipment. If you suffer injuries due to a safety problem with protective gear (such as helmets) or training equipment, you may have a case under product liability law.
- You were injured due to unsafe premises. If you are injured because a facility owner failed to maintain reasonably safe premises or address dangerous hazards, you may have a premises liability case against them.
- You were pressured to return to play too soon after sustaining other injuries. Athletes need the chance to fully heal after sustaining any kind of injury. If they are compelled to return to normal play too early, they run the risk of worsening their existing injuries or suffering new ones. Coaches and athletic organizations have a responsibility to not pressure athletes into returning to play before they are ready, so if you got hurt after you were convinced to start playing again prematurely, you may have a case.
If you are a collegiate or professional athlete who has recently sustained an injury, we can walk you through your legal options. Call (505) 305-1283 or contact us online today.
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Potts Law Firm is well-versed in many legal disciplines and is familiar with how they intersect with sports law, allowing us to provide a comprehensive suite of services to our sports law clients. We also have a deep understanding of the legal situations and conflicts that athletes, coaches, agents, managers, and other sports professionals routinely face.
Our Albuquerque sports attorneys can represent you in matters involving: