Sports Injuries & Sport Liability Law
Athletes injured in the course of playing sport, be it recreational or competitive, can potentially sue for the non-pecuniary and pecuniary losses arising out of the injury. Violent, reckless or even negligent actions by athletes in the course of play can attract negligence if they are considered to fall below the expected standard of a reasonably prudent player in similar circumstances. Some actions will not succeed, due to an assumption of risk to a certain amount of contact and violence, depending on the sport. That said, when the action causing the injury is considered not to be in line with what a reasonable player would do in similar circumstances, the offending player, team, coaching staff and overseeing league can potentially bear responsibility for the damages that arise out of such an act.
If you or your loved one was injured in the course of playing a sport, contact Lofranco Corriero today for a free opinion. Partner Nicole Corriero recently authored a paper that was published in the 2018 Annual Review of Civil Litigation dealing with the state of tortuous negligence in hockey as well as other team sports. She will assist you in determining if there is a cause of action and what your rights are in a lawsuit. Call us now at 1-866-LOFRANCO to learn more about your rights and/or to schedule your first free, no-obligation consultation.