Americans love their sports. From amateur to professional, pee wee to high school level – we just can’t ever get enough of them. And that’s every kind of sport – tennis, basketball, baseball, softball, football, soccer – name the ‘ball’ and you’ll find it somewhere on a field or a court with hundreds of excited fans sitting in attendance as spectators.
But along with the ‘love of the game’ comes the inevitable ‘sports injuries’ and the potential for legal action if there has been a lack of care taken in the execution of the ‘game’. There are a few incidences that were all but horrifying – such as the man who lost his balance and then his life when he reached for a foul ball at the baseball game last summer.
Severe injuries to spectators occur on a somewhat regular basis – even with the due caution most team owners employ. In addition, there are an equal number of injuries that occur in amateur sports as well. Unfortunately what starts out as fun has resulted in all levels of physical trauma from mild to (sometimes) catastrophic.
In short, sports injuries are much more common than most people realize. It is important to understand that by participating in sports the player or his or her parents are likely assuming the risk of injury that is inherent in the sport. Be safe and wear the best protective gear you can afford.
Greg Baumgartner is an Austin truck accident attorney and the founder of the Baumgartner law firm, a Texas personal injury law firm dedicated to helping families of people injured or killed in accidents. For a free no obligation consultation with a truck accident lawyer call the Baumgartner law firm at 281-587-1111.