When a Sports Injury Becomes a Personal Injury Case
It’s that time of year again, as the television ads keep reminding us. Football is back. The NFL just kicked off its season last night and college football is underway. Also back on the field are high school football teams and many parents’ Friday nights including watching their son play. But even though school sports are voluntary, it’s still a question of who will pay the medical bills once a child is injured during a game.
There are various causes for a sports injury. Just playing the game can put yourself in risk of an injury. But there are times when defective equipment can play a role in the injury. Concussions and brain injuries caused by defective helmets have been dominating news stories for years now. Just one hard hit and your child can experience a terrible brain injury.
In addition, not everyone out there plays fairly. If someone is playing the game too rough or violates the rules, 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 were intentional – he/she wanted to hurt you, no matter what the rules of the game say.
If you or your child was inured in a sports game caused by someone’s reckless behavior or because of defective equipment, let us help. Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone today for a free consultation.