Athletic/ Sport Injury

Sports accidents occur on a daily basis at schools, gyms and training facilities. Football injuries tend to be the most severe, due to the high degree of physical contact required. The National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research keeps track of football-related fatalities, as well as other catastrophic sports injuries.

Serious sports-related injuries include the following:

  • Head injuries (severe concussion or hematoma)
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Fractures

The most debilitating sports injuries usually happen to football players, as well as other athletes who participate in contact sports or sports with the potential for falling, such as the following:

  • Rugby
  • Horseback riding
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • Diving
  • Soccer

Many sports injuries can be prevented by use of proper safety equipment, including helmets and safety gear.

What does the law say about athletic injuries?

Many times there is legitimate reason for those injured to take legal action. Athletic facilities should provide safe, functional equipment and can be liable if a patron is injured on their premises. Organizations, teams or individuals can similarly be liable should an athlete be injured on a playing field, court or arena.

As with all personal injury claims , it is important to keep in mind that there may be a time limit for filing a sports injury lawsuit. A sports injury attorney can take into account the circumstances of your case and help you decide whether to file a personal injury and/or wrongful death claim.

At the Law Offices of Jeffrey J. Kroll, we have experience with sports injury claims, including a multi-million dollar settlement for a 17-year-old football player who was rendered a quadriplegic when he came into contact with a pole adjacent to a football practice field. Contact us at (312) 676-7222, or fill out the contact form to set up a personal consultation. Jeff Kroll will discuss your accident with you and go over your options.