Athletic and sporting activities are essential for maintaining a healthy mind and a strong body. Indulging in sports is a good way to get physical exercise – particularly for children and young adults who spend most of their time glued to the screens. Sports can help develop teamwork, leadership and social skills. Despite the many benefits of summer sports, there is a considerable risk of injury involved in all sports.
What Causes a Summer Sports Injury?
Sports injuries have resulted in different major and minor injuries over the years. Traumatic brain injury is one of the most common summer sports injuries. According to 2016 report, traumatic brain injuries and other sports injuries accounted for 70% of ER visits.
The causes of summer sports injury vary. In some cases, the injury is caused by wearing the wrong or faulty safety gear, not following the rules or guidelines or the playing field is not constructed according to the safety guidelines. If you feel your summer sports injury was caused by negligence, then you should discuss it with a leading skilled personal injury attorney.
Swimming Pool Injuries
Swimming pools in summers are the busiest because swimming is one of the most popular sporting activities for both children and adults. Swimming pool-based games are a popular. If the public or private swimming pool service provider failed to construct a pool facility according to the Swimming Facility Code in Illinois, it could result in injuries, and in n extreme cases, fatalities.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall are common in contact sports such as ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, basketball and many other sports. If you believe a summer sports injury was deliberate or the sports center that provided the field and the equipment practiced negligence, then you should speak to an experienced attorney today to discuss your slip and fall accident.
To establish negligence, the plaintiff and the attorney have to prove the injury was caused because the defendant failed to maintain the standard of care promised when the plaintiff was using the sports facility. Poorly maintained sports grounds and fields can lead to a serious slip and fall accident. The safety gear or providing the wrong sized shoes, helmets and gloves can also be the leading cause of negligence which may have led to your slip and fall injury.
If you wish to find out more about this topic or schedule a free consultation, contact the offices of Robert Edens at (847) 395-2200 to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer.