Sports Injuries in Florida
Sports injury statistics are staggering. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, U.S. kids and teens ages 14 and under account for about 3.5 million injuries each year. Almost a quarter of these lead to hospitalization. Kids aren't the only ones getting injured from sports, either. Males and young adults are the most common demographic, but sports injuries span across all ages. Our sports injury lawyers work with children, adults, amateur athletes, and professional athletes.
Fortunately, death isn't often involved in sports injuries. However, when it is, it's most commonly the result of brain damage. Whatever the age — and whatever the result — sports injuries most often affect upper and lower extremities as well as the head and neck. From Delray Beach to Miami, sports injuries are worth fighting. If you have suffered from a sports accident, our experienced Delray Beach sports injury attorneys can help. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Florida Sports Injury Law
In Florida, anyone who oversees sports or recreation assumes a level of responsibility over the activities. This means that sports injury victims can hold them accountable. This applies to sports coaches, gym employees, and personal trainers.
Negligence from any of these parties can lead to injury, and victims deserve to be appropriately compensated for it. Expert personal injury attorneys will factor in pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages — among other key determinants mentioned below. Of course, facts are unique in each case, as is the level of harm in the personal injury situation. Some are catastrophic while others are not.
Recovering Compensation in a Sports Injury Claim
When you file a personal injury lawsuit for a sports injury or accident in Florida, there are certain damages you can claim. These damages may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Mental anguish
- Wrongful death
- Loss of companionship and consortium
Types of Sports Injuries
For kids ages 5–14, recreational injuries most commonly occur on the playground, during sports games and on bicycles. Contact sports are the likeliest type of sport to lead to injury. In addition, 62% of injuries from organized sports happen during practice.
Here are some types of sports that have high rates of injuries, even beyond Florida:
- Baseball and softball
- Jet Skiing
- Skateboarding, rollerblading and roller skating
Other types of recreational injuries may include trampolines and swimming pools.
Experienced Sports Injury Attorneys in Delray Beach & Boca Raton
Recreation is supposed to be fun, but sports injuries can feel like the end of that enjoyment. Knowledgeable legal representation is the key to getting the settlement you and your family deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in a sports accident in Florida, the personal injury lawyers at Porcaro Law Group want to help you.
We help clients in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach, West Palm Beach, Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and the South Florida area. For more information or to schedule your free case evaluation, please contact us today or give us a call at (561) 450-9355.
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