Sports Injury


Sports injuries don’t just happen to professional athletes. Thousands of people are injured each year in basketball, baseball, and football games, high school athletic competitions, and while exercising at their local gyms. Though injured pro athletes normally receive pay while recovering from their on-the-field injuries, the rest of us have to contend with missed days at work, medical bills, and a painful recovery.

The following negligence claims frequently appear in sports-related injury cases:

  • Failure to properly train

  • Failure to be properly credentialed

  • Inadequate supervision

  • Failure to properly observe, refer, or stabilize the injured player

  • Unequal matching of opponents (boxing)

  • Improper return to play

  • Improper equipment or fitting

  • Improper screening or physicals

  • Failure to warn of risks

  • Failure to enact proper rules for concussions or return to play

  • Failure to stop or curtail risky or violent conduct

  • Medical malpractice

  • Negligent hiring or retention of personnel

  • Improper design or maintenance of playing field or premises

  • Failure to have an emergency medical plan

  • Improper medical clearance