West Palm Beach Sports Injury Lawyer
As Americans, we love our sports. From childhood sports and adult recreational leagues to loosely organized games with friends and neighbors, many people participate in sports on a regular basis. While playing a sport is a great way to have fun and get exercise, these activities also come with certain injury risks.
If you or your family member was injured while playing sports in Florida, you may be entitled to financial compensation. At Leifer & Ramirez, ourWest Palm Beach sports injury lawyers are strong advocates for injured victims. To speak to an experienced sports injury lawyer today, please contact our West Palm Beach law office.
We Handle the Full Range of Sports Injury Claims
Our Florida personal injury lawyers handle all types of sports injury claims. No matter the specific nature and circumstances of your sports-related accident, we are prepared to fight for your rights. Some common examples of sport injury cases we handle in West Palm Beach include:
- Child/youth sports injuries;
- Adult rec league injuries;
- Injuries in semi-professional leagues;
- Spectator injuries; and
- Injuries in ‘friendly’ matches and ‘pickup’ games.
The Key Legal Issue in Sports Injury Cases: Assumption of Risk
As anyone who has played sports knows, injuries are part of the game. If you were injured while playing a sport, you do not necessarily have a viable personal injury claim. This is because of a legal concept known as ‘assumption of risk’. Essentially, sports participants are inherently accepting some level of injury risk. This is true whether or not a waiver was signed. For example, if you are playing basketball in an adult rec league, and you sprained your ankle while driving to the hoop, it is unlikely that you have any valid personal injury claim. That type of injury is simply part of the game. You accepted that risk by playing.
However, there are also many sports injuries that are actionable. If your injury occurred as a result of the negligence of another party, you have a valid legal claim. If you were playing basketball in an organized rec league, and you broke your ankle because you tripped over a broken floor, you may have a valid personal injury claim against the property owner or league. This type of accident is not an ‘ordinary’ risk of playing that sport; it should not have happened. If you or your child was injured in any type of sports accident, you need to speak to an experienced West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer who can conduct a comprehensive analysis of your claim.
Victims Deserve Full and Fair Compensation
To get a complete financial recovery, injured victims must be able to prove their damages. At Leifer & Ramirez, our West Palm Beach sports injury attorneys work aggressively to help our clients maximize their settlement offer. We can help you seek money damages for:
- Emergency medical care;
- All other medical bills;
- Rehabilitative care;
- Lost wages;
- Pain and suffering;
- Long-term disability;
- Loss of quality of life; and
- The wrongful death of a family member.
Were You Injured Playing Sports in West Palm Beach, Florida?
We can help. At Leifer & Ramirez, our personal injury lawyers represent victims injured in sports-related accidents. If you or your child was hurt while playing sports in South Florida, you need to take immediate action. For a free, no obligation consultation, please contact our West Palm Beach law office today at 561-660-9421.