LaPlace Sports Attorneys

Representing Louisiana Athletes, Coaches, Agents, and Managers

If you work in the sports industry or play for a collegiate or professional team, you need legal representation who understands the intricacies and realities of your field. You do not want to waste time going back and forth with ill-prepared legal professionals who are not familiar with how deals are made, contracts are negotiated, and disputes are resolved. You deserve a team with a comprehensive level of knowledge and a proven track record of success. You deserve Potts Law Firm.

Our LaPlace sports lawyers have over 250 years of combined legal experience and are prepared to serve the unique needs of athletes, coaches, agents, and managers. Whether you need help entering (or exiting) an athletic organization or are exploring litigation to recover damages through a personal injury claim, we have the power and resources to assist you. It’s all about getting you the best possible result, and we will always stop at nothing in our fight to achieve your objectives.

If you are involved in the sports industry and need legal advice or representation, contact us online or give us a call at (985) 236-0573 to discuss your needs in a free initial consultation. Same-day appointments are available, and our firm offers services in English and Spanish.

Types of Sports Law Cases We Handle in Louisiana

Whether you are on or off the field, we are ready to assist you with a wide variety of matters and conflicts. We are familiar with the nature of this fast-paced, demanding industry and will work around your schedule. No matter your rule or the complexity of your goals, we are dedicated to earning your trust and satisfaction.

Our LaPlace sports attorneys can represent you in matters involving:

  • Contracts. Whenever you join a new athletic organization or club, you need to ensure the legal agreement you sign is in your best interest. We understand the specific terms that go into the employment contracts used by athletes, coaches, agents, and managers. Our team is also familiar with the negotiating strategies used by employers in this field. We will look out for you and fight to achieve your objectives when preparing, discussing, and finalizing all pertinent contracts. Our firm can also advocate for you in any breach of contract dispute.
  • Employment Disputes. Conflicts may arise as you explore joining or leaving an athletic organization or club. You may also need to contemplate action against your employer if you are wrongfully terminated, retaliated against, denied appropriate pay, or subject to discrimination. We are prepared to navigate situations where employment law and sports law intersect and will fight to protect and enforce your rights as an employee.
  • Personal Injury Claims. In certain situations, you may be able to hold a negligent coach or athletic organization responsible for athletic injuries sustained outside of normal play. Injuries sustained during normal play are typically considered an inherent risk of participating in a collegiate or professional sport and are thus not grounds for personal injury litigation. In other words, if you are injured on the court or field, you probably do not have the right to seek compensation. You may be entitled to damages if your coach or organization compels you to return to play before you have fully healed and the hasty return results in your suffering greater injuries. Additionally, you may have a premises liability claim if you were injured by an insufficiently maintained athletic facility, and you could have a product liability claim if you were harmed by defective equipment (including safety equipment). If you sustained any kind of injury, you should discuss your options with Potts Law Firm as soon as you can. We can assess the circumstances and determine whether you have a case.

Get the legal advice you need to confidently navigate issues of sports law. Call (985) 236-0573 or contact us online today.

It's All About Your Recovery

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    “They were able to complete it in a timely manner and were great at keeping me up to date with communication throughout the entire process. I highly recommend using this law firm if the need arises.”

    - Stephen P.
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    “Michael Bins has been extremely helpful in helping us to navigate a situation with an insurance claim on a commercial property. He’s gone above and beyond in moving our case toward a positive resolution that we’re satisfied with.”

    - Theo C.
  • The Potts Law Firm is a powerhouse of brilliant attorneys.

    “They know the law from every angle, dig deep, and will not accept anything less than what was asked in the original suit. The Potts team never backed down until the case was settled in full.”

    - Molly H.
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    “The Potts Law Firm answered all of my numerous questions in layman’s terms which is what I needed. I was able to lie back & heal from my injuries knowing full well that my obligations were being handled appropriately.”

    - W. Gary
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    “Very responsive they would call and text me about everything going down! They helped me get through my car crash and I would greatly recommend this team!”

    - Hugo G.

What Types of Compensation Can I Recover?

If you suffered a qualifying sports injury, you may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages through personal injury or product liability litigation. The circumstances and cause of your injury will determine who is liable, and you must start the legal process before the statute of limitations expires.

In Louisiana, you usually only have one year from the date you were injured to file a sports injury lawsuit, so you must act quickly. You will be barred from recovering damages if you miss this deadline.

Many qualifying sports injuries happen because of premature returns to play. In these cases, the countdown does not start until you sustain new injuries.

Some sports injuries, such as long-term adverse health impacts resulting from defective safety equipment or a return to play before significant injuries had healed, will not be detectable before the one-year time limit expires. Fortunately, Louisiana has a “discovery” rule, meaning you get a year from the date you discovered (or reasonably should have discovered) a qualifying sports injury to file a lawsuit. In other words, you may still be able to take legal action and recover damages if you only discover a qualifying sports injury years after the event or events that caused it.

Our LaPlace sports lawyers will work to get you full and fair compensation for all losses, including:

  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Past, current, and future medical expenses
  • Loss of enjoyment of life


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