Sports is a great way to teach children how to work well with others, time management skills, sportsmanship, and a great to burn off energy. Spring and fall are full of moms and dads running around Saturdays and Sundays to take their kids from one event to the next. When you’re a kid, sports are just fun. It’s a way to see your friends when you aren’t at school. It’s a way to get out of the house. But, somewhere between being a kid and being a teen, the sport gets more competitive. Then when your kid starts to improve their talent and their team starts to win you begin to think of all the possibilities.
Our San Francisco Sports Injury Attorneys at Allegiance Law have seen it all. From minor to catastrophic injuries, we have seen the hard work and dedication parents and children have put forth into their teams. Only to be lost because of an accident caused by negligence. Sports injuries aren’t uncommon. They aren’t always life-altering. However, a sports injury means that a player is left out of the team. It means a missed opportunity to work on their talent or show up for that game with the scouts on the field. Sports injuries, in the grand scheme of things, can cost someone their future.
There has been a lot of talk buzzing around football and concussions. On the news, you hear how the NFL is taking drastic measures to ensure its players aren’t experiencing major head wounds which can have lasting results on their health. Because the professional teams are looking into these kinds of injuries so are colleges and high schools. Yet football is not the number one sport for injury. It’s basketball.
Basketball injury was number one of twenty sports. This came from a study of most trips to the emergency room from ages 13-17. The other sports in the top five were football, soccer, baseball, and the combination of gymnastics, cheerleading, and dance. Sports injuries, when handled correctly, are just accidents. Unfortunately, sometimes the coaches and staff are too involved in the game and not in your child’s well being. This is hard to consider or believe, but your child was injured during their sport did you consider the coach or the staff? Did the school system provide all the resources necessary for the injury? We trust our coaches and staff to watch our children but at the end of the day, they are human too.
If you or a loved one is dealing with a sports injury, your fate is not sealed. Medical bills are costly and may seem never-ending. Starting your free consultation with our San Francisco Sports Injury Attorneys at Allegiance Law can help clarify your options. We are here and ready to listen to you. Call 415-404-6395 or click here to start a conversation with professional attorneys at Allegiance Law in San Francisco today.