Most sports injuries involve minor scrapes, bruises and sprained ankles. Yet, when accidents happen they can turn serious. If it happens as a result of negligence by another party, it may warrant a lawsuit to recover compensation. If you or a family member is seriously injured in a sports or recreation accident, call the Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at McEldrew Young Purtell Merritt for a free legal consultation.
Water sports like jet skiing, waterskiing and boating are a fun way to spend a summer day. But tragedy can and does strike on the water. Whether you have chartered a fishing boat for the day or you are just hopping on your friend’s jet ski, you, your family member or someone you know could be injured on the water
Adult Recreation Leagues
There are now sports leagues around the country for those who enjoy working hard but play harder. However, accidents do happen as a result of the negligence of the league or insufficient maintenance of the field of play.
Even kids and student athletes face serious injuries while playing sports. There are risks of traumatic brain injury in football, broken bones in cheerleading and facial disfigurement among baseball players staring down fast balls. About 3.5 million children ages 14 and under are injured while playing sports each year and 775,000 end up in the local hospital for treatment at the emergency room.
Collisions, lift accidents, equipment failure and ski resort negligence while skiing and snowboarding can result in serious injury and even death. If you are injured while skiing in the Poconos, contact our attorneys for a free assessment of whether a lawsuit to seek compensation is viable.
If a family member has been killed or injured due to a skydiving accident such as an incident of parachute failure, contact our personal injury attorneys to review the validity of any waiver of liability required to be signed by the company and the facts surrounding the accident to determine whether a party is liable for the accident.