Sports injuries are unfortunately common among students in California. When injuries after school-sponsored athletics events occur due to an act of negligence, financial compensation could be available. Our team of serious injury lawyers could assist with pursuing these claims.
Often, school districts are careless in how they regulate or officiate these events. Their actions could have contributed to your, or your loved one’s, injuries.
Common sporting event injuries
There are countless ways for student athletes to suffer an injury at school-sponsored events. While contact sports like football are especially dangerous, even low-contact events can result in devastating injuries when negligence is involved. From gymnastics to baseball, injuries are commonplace.
Some injuries could have been prevented had the school taken active steps to protect their students. In these cases, it could be possible to seek a monetary award. Some of the injuries that are common at school events include:
- Heat stroke
- Traumatic brain injuries, including concussions
- Transmitted diseases and infections
- Spinal injuries and paralysis
- Tendon and ligament damage
Some of these injuries are unfortunately unpreventable. When an injury could have been avoided, it could be time to pursue damages through a civil lawsuit.
When is a school negligent?
There are also different ways that a school could, through negligence, contribute to or fail to prevent a serious injury. This includes injuries that happen on or off the field.
Often, schools face allegations of liability based on their hiring practices. It is the role of the school district to carefully review candidates for job positions. Hiring coaches or athletic trainers that lack the skill or experience to do the job could put kids at risk.
The key to a negligence claim is establishing that it would not have occurred but for the failure of the school to act. Had the school provided safe equipment or refused to hire the unqualified staff member, you would have avoided injury entirely. Your attorney can evaluate every aspect of an injury at a school-sponsored event to determine if negligence was involved.
Talk to an attorney about injuries at school-sponsored athletic events
Dealing with an injured child is never easy. If that injury occurred at a school-sponsored event, you could also be facing a school district that is focused on avoiding responsibility and deflecting blame. You deserve a Los Angeles head injury lawyer that will fight for a fair outcome following an injury at a school-sponsored event. The team at Salamati Law is prepared to help you seek justice for your injuries. If you are ready to get started with your case, now is the time to seek help. Call as soon as possible to schedule your free consultation.