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.
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