If your child is a budding sports star, the academic part of their education will not be the only reason why they strive to succeed at school. Even if your son or daughter aims for good grades for the sake of staying on their team of choice, they are still getting a good education and can benefit from it in the future. Even when your child is less determined to make their living on the sports field, sports may play a big part in their lives. After all, there is a great social side to playing sports, aside from the obvious health benefits. It is no secret that a serious high school sports injury could put paid to a promising athletic career, but did you know that even a grade school injury could flare up later in life, only becoming apparent as complications develop?
With both of these points in mind, schools in El Segundo and across California have an obligation to do their utmost to keep your child, and everyone else on the sports field, safe. This includes ensuring that all coaches are adequately trained, and appropriate safety procedures are implemented and followed.
With around 1 in 5 injuries leading to a child being admitted to the ER having happened while playing sports, it is very evident just how important it is that your child’s school take their responsibility seriously.
Many of the potential injuries a child may sustain while playing school sports may not seem immediately serious – after all, bruises and fractures are part of childhood, to a certain extent – but it is the long-term implications that we must consider. If your child’s school is found to be negligent, with this negligence resulting in injury, our El Segundo school sports injury attorneys will fight determinedly to protect your legal rights.
Any negligence demonstrated by your child’s school when planning and running sports programs could lead to injuries such as:
This is by no means an exhaustive list – as your El Segundo school sports injury attorney will confirm, it is the school’s negligence that is important, rather than the specific nature of the injury.
Where injuries occur due to negligence, your child’s school can be held liable. If the negligence has been found at a sporting event organized by the school district, your El Segundo school sports injury attorney could hold the district responsible. Failing to ensure that coaches are adequately trained, equipment and sports fields are maintained to a high standard, and children are otherwise kept safe, is a very serious offense. Your child could be entitled to damages after being injured due to school, or school district, negligence.
If you think you, and your child, have grounds to file a lawsuit relating to a school sports injury, our El Segundo lawyers could help.
Schedule your free initial consultation with an El Segundo school sports injury attorney today, by calling us on 310-430-7799.