Sports Injury Lawyers
Fighting for Victims of Sports-Related Accidents
Playing sports comes with certain inherent risks. Athletes of all ages and skill levels are bound to experience injuries at some point due to vigorous exercise, repetitive motions, and contact with other players. However, many sports-related accidents and injuries are entirely avoidable.
If you, your child, or someone you care about was injured in a sports-related accident, or if you or your loved one failed to receive proper attention and care for a sports injury, contact Potts Law Firm as soon as possible. You could be entitled to financial compensation for your resulting medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, disability, and other damages. Our sports injury lawyers can help you fight for a fair settlement as we seek to hold the liable party accountable. If necessary, we are even prepared to represent you at trial.
Call Potts Law Firm at (888) 420-1299 or reach us online using our secure contact form. Your initial consultation is completely free.
Common Sports Injuries
Different types of sports lead to different sports injuries, but some injuries are commonly seen across many different areas.
Some of the most common sports injuries include:
- Sprains and strains
- Overuse/overexertion injuries
- Broken bones
- Head and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
- Knee, elbow, and other joint injuries
- Rotator disc injuries
- Torn muscles, ligaments, and tendons
- Torn anterior cruciate ligaments (ACLs)
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Shin splints
- Pulled groins
- Back and shoulder injuries
- Hamstring injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sports-related incidents make up for about 10% of all traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, in the U.S. These and other catastrophic injuries can have devastating effects on victims and their loved ones, often leading to immense physical, emotional, and financial challenges.
Who Is Liable for a Sports Injury?
While some sports injuries are truly the result of unpreventable accidents, many can be avoided with the proper care and precaution. When an athlete’s wellbeing 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 rest. Returning to play before being fully healed can cause permanent damage, and the 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 the forfeiture of scholarships, their spot on the team, or future careers at the professional level.
Sports administrators are required to hold each player’s 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 against the responsible person or party.
At Potts Law Firm, our sports accident and injury lawyers can help you determine who is responsible for your or your loved one’s injury. We know how to navigate these complex claims and are ready to provide the aggressive legal representation you and your family deserve.
What Damages Can Be Sought in a Sports Accident Claim?
A sports-related accident can lead to a host of resulting difficulties for the injured athlete. They may require costly, ongoing medical care. They may lose out on income and earning opportunities due to their injuries. A severe injury can also cause significant physical pain and emotional distress as the athlete learns to cope with the ramifications of the injury.
Some of the most common types of damages in sports accident and injury claims include:
- Emergency medical transportation and care
- Surgeries, rehabilitation, and other treatments
- Prescription and over-the-counter medications
- Physical and/or cognitive therapy
- Medical devices and equipment
- Ongoing and future medical care costs
- Lost income, wages, and employment benefits
- Loss of earning ability and future income
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses
At Potts Law Firm, our sports injury lawyers seek maximum compensation for injured athletes of all ages and at all skill levels. We have represented clients who were injured playing youth sports, high school sports, collegiate sports, and professional sports throughout the country. Turn to our team today for help with your case.
How a Sports Injury Lawyer at Potts Law Firm Can Help
Personal injury claims involving sports-related accidents and injuries present many unique challenges; it is important that you work with an attorney who has the experience, resources, and legal knowledge required to effectively handle your case.
At Potts Law Firm, we have a long, proven track record of success, including many notable settlements and verdicts in cases involving sports injuries. Our diverse trial lawyers bring rich and varied backgrounds, as well as a broad wealth of experience, to our practice. We have what it takes to effectively represent your case, protect your rights, and advocate for the full, fair recovery you are owed.
As your legal team, we can:
- Meet with you to discuss the specifics of your case and provide information on how to proceed
- Work with industry experts to obtain evidence, including expert testimony, for your case
- Communicate with the insurance company for the liable party and opposing counsel
- Aggressively litigate your case and negotiate for a fair settlement
- Represent you and your rights at trial (if necessary and appropriate)
- Answer any questions you may have and address your concerns throughout the legal process
- Provide clear, consistent communication and regular updates on the status of your case
We care deeply about the people we serve, which is why we strive to level the playing field on their behalf. We want to maximize your recovery so that you can get the care you need to get back on your feet and be made whole.
For a free and confidential consultation, call (888) 420-1299 or contact us online. We have multiple offices and serve clients nationwide.
Q:How much is my sports injury case worth?
Many factors weigh into the value of a sports injury case. Each case is different, and only a sports injury lawyer can determine such an amount with the aid of expert witnesses.
Q:How long will my sports injury case take?
It depends. Your sports law case might be so straightforward 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.
Q:Do I have to be a professional athlete to sue for my sports injury case?
No. Many non-professional athletes, such as college athletes, have cases that Potts Law Firm can represent them on.
Q:How is Potts Law Firm compensated for my sports injury case?
Typically, 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.
Q:What are common sports injury recoveries?
Some common sports injury recoveries include:
- Actual damages
- Loss of income
- Loss of earning capacity
- Consequential damages
- Attorney fees
- Court costs
Contact Potts Law Firm to learn more about potential recovery in your sports injury claim.
- Actual damages
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