Youth Sports Injuries
Millions of children and teenagers across the US participate in sports, whether it is through their schools or amateur leagues. There are many benefits of such programs, including healthy exercise and the opportunity to learn about working as a team. Unfortunately, there are also many risks, especially when proper safety precautions are not taken.
The adults who manage youth sports have a very important responsibility to keep the children in their care safe. If your child has suffered a preventable injury caused by a negligent coach, school district, or sports league, you could have grounds for a legal claim. Call the Champaign children’s injury attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. at (217) 328-2828 to discuss your situation.
Causes of Sports Injuries
Naturally, young athletes will experience minor injuries from time to time, especially while playing “contact” sports such as football. However, this does not mean that coaches and trainers are relieved of their duty to prevent injuries when possible. A coach, school district, or league can be liable for a sports injury if it is the result of negligent actions such as:
- Failure to provide reliable safety equipment (helmets, shin guards, etc) for all athletes
- Overzealous practice schedules that do not allow for proper rest or stretching
- Failure to treat an injury promptly and competently
- Allowing or even encouraging overly aggressive or prohibited behavior
- Denying athletes adequate water during practice or games
When youth sports programs are poorly run, young athletes can suffer painful and potentially even permanent consequences. Our Champaign personal injury lawyers work hard to help victims of negligence and their families win the compensation they deserve.
If you believe that a negligent party is responsible for your child’s injuries, you may be able to win compensation for medical expenses and other losses. To learn more, contact the Champaign personal injury attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. today at (217) 328-2828.