In short, yes. Personal injury law focuses on injuries that occur due to some kind of negligence of a person or party. This kind of law is like an umbrella term in which attorneys can specialize in specific categories. At Allegiance Law our Attorneys have several specific interests including car accidents, bus accidents, fatal car accidents, product liability, truck accidents, auto accidents, bicycle accidents, drunk driving accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, uninsured motorist accidents, and finally, sports injury. Each category must prove negligence occurred in some way in order for you, the plaintiff, to have a successful claim.
At Allegiance Law Firm, our attorneys provide you with these specificities because we want to share our wealth of expertise and knowledge in specific areas. Since 2009 Allegiance Law Firm has successfully found its home serving San Francisco, Daly City, San Mateo, and Burlingame areas. We believe that a strong community is built when there is justice served. If you or a loved one is suffering from a sports injury then please know that our Sports Injury Attorneys San Francisco are here to help lead you to justice today.
In California, the rate of concussion is rising in our youth sports population. About 17000 youth were treated for concussion who were between the age of 9-18. This is a 60% increase since 2005. For those who are unfamiliar, a concussion is a traumatic brain injury that can be fatal if not treated appropriately. Thankfully due to increase in attention toward the side effects and fatalities of untreated concussions in the football community, coaches, parents, and players are more aware of what a concussion is and what it looks like. The key in a concussion, or really any injury, is to catch it early. The earlier you see signs of being disoriented or a headache, the safer the player will be in getting the concussion treated. Because the sports community is more aware of what concussions look like, that may explain the increase in hospital visits. Coaches, parents, and players are more likely to send players to the hospital then wait until the end of the game in hopes that the player will toughen up.
Since concussions are a by-product of playing, and typically players sign a waiver that holds players liable, there are still steps that can be taken to show negligence of the actors in the play. Waivers only cover foreseen accidents, and there could be an instant where there are unforeseen actions at play. For example, a player suffers from heat exhaustion because the coach forces players to play in extreme heat without proper water and rest breaks. Maybe there is evidence of unnecessary force from other players. Call 415-404-6395 or click here to reach out to our Sport Injury Attorneys at Allegiance Law Firm serving San Francisco, Daly City, San Mateo, and Burlingame areas. We want to hear your story and a ready to evaluate your situation. We will gather the evidence and investigate the situation to ensure that your case can prove negligence of the third party.