Can A Sports Injury Become a Personal Injury Case?
With the NFL Playoff Conference Championship Games only days, the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone thought it would be timely to enlighten you on how a sports injury can become a personal injury case in the eyes of the law. For today’s article, we are going to focus on high school athletes specifically.
First, you should know that having your child participate in a sport is voluntary in nature, but it’s still a question of who will pay their medical bills if a child is injured during a game or practice.
There are various causes of sports injuries. Just playing in a game can put yourself at risk for a significant injury. But there are times when defective equipment can play a role in the injury sustained. Take the concussion issues that have been plaguing football in a major way for several years now. Just one hard hit and your child can experience a terrible brain injury that can be life-altering.
In addition, not everyone out there plays in favor of the rules. If someone is playing the game too rough or looking to hurt someone, there can be serious consequences. Not only will there be injuries, but you may have a personal injury case on your hands.
In New Jersey, a claim for a sports injury can be quite tricky. Unlike a normal personal injury claim where all you have to do is show the other party’s negligence, for a sports injury claim, you will have to show that the other party’s action was intentional. This means that person wanted to cause you harm, no matter what the rules of the whichever sport you are playing say.
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If you or your child was injured in a sporting event caused by someone else’s reckless behavior or because of defective equipment, let our personal injury lawyers help with your child’s sports injury. Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone today for a free consultation.