If your child participates in a school sport, you expect that the facilities, equipment, and rules will protect them from reasonable harm. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Many under budgeted sports teams will use obsolete or defective equipment, which may put your child at risk for incurring injuries.
If you or someone you know has a child that has been injured while playing a school sport, it may be the fault of a negligent coach or director. To learn more about your legal rights and entitlements, contact a Cincinnati youth sports injury attorney at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today. Call 513-321-7733 to discuss the details of your case with an attorney during a free initial consultation.
Common Sports Injuries
Middle school and high school athletes are dependent on their coaches and their school for adequate protection, training, and safety gear when participating in school sports. Commonly reported injuries include:
- Defective safety gear, such as helmet or pads
- Excessive pressure to train despite ailments or injuries
- Injuries incurred by over-exertion
- Negligent coaches who do not respond to emergency situations appropriately
- Failure to monitor athletes accordingly and prevent dangerous behaviors
- Enabling or encouraging peer pressure and/or bullying
If your child has indicated that they may be the victim of a negligent coach or teacher, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses, including medical expenses, pain and suffering. Our Cincinnati youth sports injury lawyers can help you fight on behalf of your child.
To learn more about how to take legal action against a negligent coach, contact the Cincinnati personal injury lawyers at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today by calling 513-321-7733.