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 Santa Monica, 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.
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