Do you need a lawyer to help with a personal injury or wrongful death due to sports?
Participating in sports can be an extremely enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Millions of Americans do so every year in many different sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and soccer. Unfortunately, due to the competitive nature of these activities and the physical exertion involved, sports activities can sometimes result in injuries and even death. Sports related lawsuits involve different factors than a typical personal injury claim, so it is important that you speak to a lawyer who has extensive experience in working on these types of cases.
Jeff Murphy Law has pursued numerous claims and lawsuits pertaining to injuries and wrongful death resulting from sports activities. Through our years of experience, we have seen claims resulting from the negligent or careless actions of athletic trainers, doctors, coaches, and even other athletes. Jeff has represented clients who have lost loved ones at high schools or universities, resulting in settlements of $1 million, $2.2 million, and $4.75 million, as well as a jury verdict of $10 million. Jeff currently represents the family of a high school football player who died in South Carolina. That case is currently in litigation.
There are numerous issues and defenses typically raised in these lawsuits, so it only makes sense to hire a lawyer who has handled these types of cases in the past. For example, did the athlete (or his parents) sign a Release prior to participating? Does the player have any preexisting conditions that contributed to the injury or death? It is also critical to interview other players who witnessed the incident and take their recorded statements, if necessary. You will need to evaluate the experience of the coaches and trainers and have access to the best available sports experts.
Sports injury and death cases can be extremely complicated and very expensive to pursue. Make sure you speak to an attorney who is experienced in handling similar cases. If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one in any kind of sports accident, call Jeff Murphy Law for a free consultation.
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