Pennsylvania Sports Accident Injury
Our sports injury attorneys specialize in handling personal injury cases arising from injuries suffered during participation in athletic activities. Sports injuries affect Americans of all ages including children, teenagers, adults, and senior citizens. Whether its travel, soccer or baseball, competitive swimming or gymnastics, children compete intensely in team sports from a very young age. As the population continues to age, and as adults are able to lead healthy active lives into their 70s, 80s and beyond, adults of all ages remain involved in competitive sports.
Wherever there are sports, there are inevitably sports injuries as well. A sports injury occurs while an individual is engaged in competition or exercise. Although some injuries are accidental, others may be caused by others’ negligence or their failure to ensure the safety of your sports equipment.
Whether it is a ball traveling at 70 miles per hour, a puck traveling even faster, or defective balance beam or batting helmet, or any other cause, the instruments of sports can cause devastating harm when used or designed improperly. Sports injuries may involve:
- Joint Injuries
- Achilles Tendon Injuries
- Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries
- Ankle Sprains
- Cartilage Injuries
- Eye Injuries
- Facial Injuries
- Foot and Ankle Injuries
- Golfer’s Elbow
- ACL Injury
- Knee Ligament Damage
- Meniscal Tears
- Running and Jogging Injuries
- Stress Fractures
- Tennis Elbow
Moreover, in severe cases, sports injury may involve traumatic brain injury, spinal code injury, blindness, paralysis or even wrongful death.
If you believe that you have suffered a sports injury, you should seek professional medical advice immediately to help minimize the likelihood of permanent physical damage. A medical professional will know whether your personal injury should be treated with medication, relaxation, rehabilitation, surgery or a combination of those, or other treatments.
In addition, you may be entitled to pursue legal action to recover for your medical expenses, property damage and pain and suffering attributable to your sports injury. As with all such injury cases, it is important to speak with a trained attorney as soon as possible. Based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Haggerty & Silverman has a team of personal injury attorneys, and a long history of successfully representing personal injury plaintiffs, and we have the experience needed to represent you in your sports injury related personal injury claim.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the most common sports injuries?
A: The most common sports injuries include sprains, strains, swollen muscles, tendon injuries, fractures and dislocations.
Q: The two types of sports injuries are acute and chronic. What is the difference?
A: Acute injuries occur suddenly when playing a sport or exercising and include sprained ankles, sprained backs, and fractures. Chronic injuries occur when playing a sport or exercising over a long period of time and include pain when you play, practice or exercise, aches when resting and swelling.
Q: Can I prevent sports injuries?
A: It is impossible to prevent all sports injuries, but there are tips to help you better your chances. When exercising or playing sports, try not to overexert yourself. Always stretch and do warm-up and cool-down exercises.