What Parents Need to Know About High School Sports Injury Cases

by | Jan 23, 2024 | Injuries | 0 comments

If you have a child who plays high school sports, you may be concerned about them suffering injuries, like concussions, sprains, fractures, muscle tears, and shin splints. Unfortunately, 2.6 million children are treated in the emergency room for sports or recreation-related injuries every year. If your child sustained an injury in sports practice or a game, our experienced Dominguez Law lawyers can help you understand everything you need to know, including how to prove fault and what compensation you may be able to recover.

Our compassionate personal injury lawyers understand your worries as a parent to a student-athlete, so we take the time to listen to your story and develop a personalized plan based on your needs. With our years of experience and commitment to holding liable parties accountable, you can trust us to handle every aspect of your claim. Our New Mexico team has extensive knowledge about these types of claims, so we can help you make the best decisions for your future and allow you to focus on your child’s recovery.

Important Factors Parents Should Know About High School Sports Injury Claims

The aftermath of a sports injury can be overwhelming for you and your child, and it can be challenging to know where to start in filing a claim. Fortunately, our compassionate lawyers at Dominguez Law fight aggressively for your rights and help you understand the following aspects of your claim:

Proving Negligence

While it may seem obvious who is responsible for your child’s sports injury, it can be challenging to clearly demonstrate their negligence. As a victim, your claim must contain information that proves the following points:

  • Duty of care: The liable party owed your child a duty to care for their safety and act in their best interests.
  • Negligence: The at-fault party breached this duty of care.
  • Causation: This negligence directly caused your child’s injuries.
  • Damages: Your child’s injuries resulted in damages.

Whether your child’s injuries resulted from a negligent sports coach, school administration, or other party, we can help you gather evidence, such as medical records, video footage, and witness testimony, to help prove the negligent party’s liability.

Potentially Recoverable Damages

Sports-related injuries can have a physical, emotional, and financial impact on you and your child. However, dealing with insurance adjusters during your child’s recovery can be challenging. Our skilled lawyers negotiate on your behalf and fiercely advocate for maximum compensation, which may include the following costs:

  • Past, present, and future medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Prescribed medications
  • Ambulance ride
  • Physical therapy
  • Emotional distress
  • Reduced quality of life

We take the time to listen to your story to understand how your child’s injuries have affected your lives in order to accurately calculate your claim’s worth. You can rely on us to fight for your rights while you focus on what matters most.

Seek Guidance from the Seasoned Personal Injury Lawyers at Dominguez Law in New Mexico

When those responsible for your child’s safety while playing sports fail to uphold their duties, causing your child harm, you may feel confused and intimidated by the complicated legal process. Fortunately, with the help of the experienced team at Dominguez Law, you do not have to handle it alone. We are here to guide you every step of the way so you and your child may achieve the justice you deserve. 

Our Spanish-speaking team has provided top-notch legal services to New Mexico victims for years, so you can trust us to take on your claim. We are always devoted to protecting your best interests and managing your case with the utmost care and professionalism. To schedule a free consultation today, call us at (505) 850-5854 or fill out our contact form.