At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, our seasoned team of professionals have over 100 years of combined legal experience handling complex legal matters.
Los Angeles Sports Injury Lawyers
Helping You Seek Compensation after Sporting Event Accidents
A sprained ankle or broken arm might be expected in a rigorous sporting event, but few parents think their child’s life could be in danger when they head off to the soccer field on a summer day, or to a municipal swimming pool or day camp. Yet every year dozens of people die and hundreds are seriously injured in sports and recreational accidents.
If your child or family member suffered a life-changing injury or died in a recreational or sports-related accident and you believe negligence may have been involved, it’s important to talk to a trained lawyer right away. Our Los Angeles sports injury attorneys at Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP have represented both injury victims and family members grieving the wrongful death of a loved one in an athletic accident.
For more information about how we can help in Los Angeles, Southern California, and beyond, call (866) 634-4525.
Common Causes for Athletic Injuries
From dangerous conditions on the property to a lack of sufficient training for coaches, there are many ways that your child or family member can sustain a catastrophic injury on the training field or during a sporting event. Depending on how this accident occurred, there could be multiple parties responsible for you or your child’s injuries.
Some common causes for serious sporting injuries:
- Negligent coaching
- Defective or dangerous products
- Failure to remove property hazards
- Lacking an emergency action plan at school
- Failure to recognize heat exhaustion
- Lack of appropriate supervision
- Abuse and acts of violence
- Alcohol or substance abuse
Assumption of Risk and Waivers of Liability
In many cases, those who participate in athletic events or sports camps are asked to sign a liability waiver to protect the organization from lawsuits later on. However, don’t assume there is no way to hold the right party accountable just because you or the victim signed a waiver of liability. Sports and recreation accidents happen in a number of ways, and sometimes the waiver of liability does not apply because of dangerous pre-existing conditions or because a different party was responsible. This is especially true in the case of defective products, as a manufacturer or seller may actually be to blame for injuries.
Quality Representation for Injury Claims
At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, our firm was ranked #1 in Personal Injury in California by Best Lawyers in America for 2008 and 2010, and we have also been rated as a Tier 1 Personal Injury Firm in Los Angeles by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” every year since 2011. All told, our attorneys have over a century of experience handling both product liability and premises liability cases, as well as camp abuse claims.
Among the sports and recreation cases we have handled:
- Drownings in swimming, boating, diving or Jet Ski accidents
- Injuries and deaths at wilderness camps and educational camps
- Accidents at scouting camps
- Injuries or deaths from negligent coaching
- Skiing accidents from failure to warn of dangerous conditions or to prevent entry to dangerous areas
In one example of our past successes, we were able to secure an $8.8 million verdict for a 14-year-old girl who suffered a brain injury after a motor vehicle accident on a 4H-sponsored camping trip. In another case, we won a $4.1 million verdict for a 12-year-old child who suffered a head injury due to a defective playground swing. While past victories are not a guarantee of future success, our Los Angeles lawyers can rely on our resources and experience to help you determine if you have a claim.
From offices in El Segundo, we can travel to a location that is convenient for you and your family. Call (866) 634-4525 or contact us online for a free consultation.
Named in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms,” Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP ranks as Tier 1 Personal Injury firm in Los Angeles.
Founding partners Browne Greene and Bruce A. Broillet are both members of the exclusive invite-only Inner Circle of Advocates, as two of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in America.
All of our attorneys are proud to be active members of the Los Angeles County Bar Association or LACBA.
Many firm members have been honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California, including Browne Greene, Christine Spagnoli, and Bruce Broillet, recipients of the Marvin E. Lewis Award. In addition, attorneys Bruce Broillet, Scott Carr, Molly McKibben, and Tobin Lanzetta has been honored with the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award.
All 15 of our attorneys have been selected to Best Lawyers® after an extensive peer review process.
Our attorneys were featured in TopVerdict for having one of the Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019, with $15 million won for the plaintiff in Keck v. Bel-Air Bay Club.
Our firm has more attorneys on the Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists than any other law firm in Southern California, with 15 members selected.
Several partners are active members in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, with attorneys Browne Greene, Bruce Broillet, and Christine Spagnoli named “Trial Lawyer of the Year."
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