Unlike a common work injury, when an athlete gets hurt the results are devastating. Not only does an injury affect the way an athlete can perform, but it can also change the whole course of an athlete’s life from being active in their sport to never playing again. This kind of news completely alters a life path and if the injury wasn’t your fault it makes it even worse. Of course, like anything in life, accidents happen. These accidents can happen at any time, but if they do then you need to know that our sports injury attorneys at Dan Doyle Law Group is here to help you through it.
Sports injuries are the most common in young people from 5-14 years of age. This age group accounted for 51% of football injuries, 51% of baseball injuries, 79% of gymnastic injuries, and 40% track and field injuries. These injuries range from superficial to catastrophic, but none the less, an accident or injury in this age group not only affect their immediate life but also their potential future in their sport. This means that you either cannot continue with your sport or you have to deal with catching up to others in your field. A sport that often deals with injuries is bicyclists. California has one of the highest fatality rates of bicycle riders. California combined with Florida and Texas account for over 40% of bicycle deaths in 2015. Unfortunately, those numbers are decreasing for California despite California being dubbed one of the most bicycle-friendly places.
Bicycle accidents typically happen due to the negligence of vehicles that do not see the bicyclist or they swerve into bicycle lanes. Even though helmets do help prevent severe head damage, the injuries that result from getting hit do include head trauma, neck and back injuries, as well as bruising and road rash.
If you or someone you love has been injured due to the negligence of someone or some party then please know that there is something you can do about it. There are steps you can take to ensure that your sports injuries are taken seriously and you are able to get the compensation you deserve. Call 215-987-3730 or click here to start your free consultation with our professional attorneys at Dan Doyle Law Group today.