Houston Sports Attorneys
Fighting to Recover Compensation for Sports Injury Victims
When you agree to play a sport at the collegiate or professional level, you assume a certain level of risk. After all, most sports involve frequent repetitive motions, aggressive physical contact, and unavoidably strenuous physical activity. Many players can expect to sustain injuries during their careers. However, some injuries may occur or be worsened by the negligence of a coach, college, university, or athletic organization.
If you are a collegiate or professional athlete who believes the negligent behavior of a person or organization contributed to or exacerbated your injuries, turn to Potts Law Firm. Our Houston sports lawyers have hundreds of years of combined experience and are familiar with the legal remedies that can be leveraged to help athletes in these unfortunate situations. With over $1 billion recovered for our clients, our results speak for themselves, and we are ready to provide the sophisticated advocacy required to secure the compensation you need and deserve. You will have the full support and attention of our compassionate legal professionals from beginning to end.
You owe no legal fees unless we win, so call (713) 348-9638 or contact us online to schedule a complimentary consultation today. We offer same-day appointments and provide our services in English and Spanish.
When Can I Sue for a Sports Injury in Houston, TX?
You cannot necessarily take legal action for every injury you sustain when playing a sport at the collegiate or professional level. Injuries that occur during normal gameplay generally fall under the assumption of risk you accept by choosing to participate. For example, you would probably be unable to sue if you suffered serious injuries as a result of a tackle in a professional football game. Tackling is an expected part of football, and you should assume you will be tackled – and potentially injured – many times throughout your career. You must decide whether you are willing to take on the inherent risk that comes with playing.
When injuries occur outside normal gameplay, you may have a case against a negligent or malicious party. Our Houston sports attorneys can help determine whether you have a strong case. If another player (or anyone else) intentionally injures you outside of normal gameplay, for example, you could potentially bring a claim against the malicious party. Say an irate player on the other team strikes or tackles you after a play has ended. Because this action and the resulting injuries occur outside the scope of a typical game, the instigating, injury-causing party could be found liable for their conduct.
You may also have a case if an athletic facility negligently failed to maintain safe premises. If you are injured by some sort of hazard or maintenance issue present in an athletic facility that the property owner knew or reasonably should have known about, you may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit.
If you were injured by defective sports equipment, such as improperly designed safety gear, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer. You could have a case if a defective piece of equipment directly caused you injury or if the equipment’s failure to work as advertised led to an injury.
When an athlete is injured, they need time, rest, and medical treatment to get better before they can return to the field. Sometimes, coaches and athletic organizations (including colleges and universities) may negligently force injured athletes to return before they have fully recovered, which can in turn lead to more severe, long-term health effects. They tend to accomplish this by threatening an athlete’s scholarship, place on the team, or future opportunities. In these instances, an athlete whose injuries were worsened or who suffered new injuries as the result of a premature return to play can potentially hold the negligent party or parties accountable for their actions.
If you suffered injuries in the course of your athletic career and are not sure whether you have a case, call (713) 348-9638 or contact us online to discuss your situation with our team at Potts Law Firm.
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