We all want our kids to enjoy the social, health and team-building benefits of playing high school sports. But what happens when something goes terribly wrong?
Numerous students suffer sports-related injuries during school-sponsored sports and activities, leaving parents to wonder who is liable. And since sports-related injuries are often expensive to treat, it often becomes an economic consideration.
A few of the most common school sports-related injuries are:
- Sprains, strains, and muscle injuries
- Bone injuries, ranging from broken fingers to spinal trauma
- Head trauma, such as concussions
- Heat-related illnesses
- School sports-related injuries, such as bus accidents that may occur to students traveling to other schools to play sports.
Filing a lawsuit against a school for an injury that occurred during participation in school sports is difficult because the law assumes that individuals who participate in school sports are aware of the “inherent risks” associated with participation and often have signed releases absolving the school from responsibility.
Keep in mind, however, that it is not impossible to succeed in recovering for personal injuries that occur during school organized sports, as long as you can prove that the school was negligent in some way.
The liability for the injury may rest with a number of different parties, such as the school itself, an organization, teachers, coaches, or school administrators.
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