Typically, parents and guardians must sign a waiver when their child begins participating in a sport that states that caregivers must assume potential risks that could occur due to the nature of the game they are participating in. However, even if you did sign this waiver, if your child was injured while playing a sport, you may still have grounds to file a sport injury claim to get justice for your child’s injuries and losses.
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe is a team of legal professionals in New York providing legal counsel to clients who have had their children injured while playing a sport. There are many parties who may be considered liable for your child’s injuries, and if you believe negligence is what caused your child’s harm, it is crucial that you get justice by filing a child’s sport injury claim.
Under What Circumstances Can You File a Child’s Sport Injury Claim?
When a child participates in a sport, there is some assumed risk associated with the nature of the activity. However, while some sporting injuries may occur as a direct result of just playing the sport and cannot be helped, there may be situations in which another party acted carelessly or failed to take reasonable action to prevent harm. In these cases, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim. Some circumstances in which you may be within your rights to file a claim include the following:
- The circumstances leading to the injury were out of the bounds of ordinary risk assumed by the caregivers and the children playing the game
- The injury was due to the negligence of the instructor, coach, or supervisor
- The injury resulted from the use of faulty sports equipment
- The injury was caused by playing on a court or field that was kept in an unsafe condition
- The owner or operator of the sports facility did not have standard safety measures to reduce the risk of harm to the players
If your child has suffered an injury while playing a sport, they deserve justice for the losses they may suffer as well. For help filing your child’s sports injury claim, contact a trusted personal injury lawyer.
How to Prove Liability in a Child’s Sports Injury Claim
One of the most essential steps in regards to the success of your child’s sports injury claim is to prove the liability of the party responsible for your child’s injuries. To do this, you will need to collect evidence to prove the four elements of negligence were present in your child’s case. The four elements of negligence include the following:
- The liable party owed your child a duty of care
- The duty of care owed to your child was breached
- The breach in duty of care led to your child’s sports injury
- You and your child suffered losses as a result
For help proving liability and pursuing justice for your child’s sports injury claim, retain the help of a New York lawyer today.
Contact a New York Child’s Sport Injury Lawyer
If your child has suffered a sports injury, the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe can help. Our personal injury law firm is dedicated to helping our clients get justice after their children have been injured while playing a sport. We are dedicated to providing the legal counsel needed to help you get the fair compensation you and your child deserve.
To get help with your child’s sports injury claim, contact our New York personal injury law firm today at 516-358-6900 or complete our contact form. You can also subscribe to our Cohen & Jaffe YouTube Channel to stay up to date on any laws that may impact your New York child’s sport injury case.
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