Sports are the very basis of leading an active lifestyle. The benefits of playing sports are innumerable for physical as well as mental health. However, sports and injuries go hand in hand. Whether you’re a child, adult, or a professional sportsperson, it is nearly impossible to engage regularly in sports without suffering any injuries. Now, there are injury attorneys specializing in cases where sports injuries occur as a result of someone’s negligence.
Statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report that nearly 8.6 million sports injuries occur each year. The most common type of injuries are sprains and strains followed by fractures. As per data by Johns Hopkins Medicine, the most common cause of injuries are falls, overexertion in an unorganized/informal sport event, collision among players, and getting struck by an object.
However, there are ways to avoid sports injuries. Some of them are:
- Using proper protective gear: It is imperative that you use proper gear to protect yourself from injuries, whether it is a helmet while cycling or kneepads during soccer. Just this one step is can prevent a lot of serious injuries.
- Resting adequately: If you play a sport regularly, it is important you take adequate time off. By keeping your muscles rested, you’re further strengthening them, however, if they lack rest you might strain your muscles making them vulnerable to serious injuries even if the cause is minor.
- Don’t ignore pain/injury: If something hurts even without a known cause, it is important that you rest and let the muscles recover. If it is serious, go to a doctor. Do not play through the pain.
- Following the rules and techniques: While adventure is always on the cards as far as sports is concerned, it is important that you follow the rules and apply the proper techniques. This can prevent a lot of serious and minor injuries.
However, despite following the rules and taking adequate care, you may succumb to a serious sports injury due to someone’s negligence. For example, improper maintenance of sports equipment by the relevant administration in a school or a training center. This could be in the form of faulty equipment or a risky playing surface. In a scenario where you’ve been injured while playing a sport due to someone’s negligence, it is advisable to hire an injury attorney to represent your interests.
An injury attorney will evaluate the compensation you deserve by taking into account the seriousness of the injury, its financial and mental impact on you, as well as the extent of the responsibility of the negligent party in causing the injury.
If you or someone you know has suffered a sports injury due to someone’s negligence, you need the top injury lawyers, contact Siler & Ingber today. We have injury lawyers for all boroughs including Brooklyn, Queens, and Bronx. Call us on 1-877-529-4343 or complete our online form on this page to schedule a case evaluation with one of our experienced injury attorneys. Our consultation is free and we do not charge a fee unless we win your case.