Liability in a Texas Sports Injury

Liability in a Texas Sports Injury

Sports Injuries and Liability

Playing some sports is inherently dangerous, and injury might be reasonably expected as a result. Other sports, however, don’t appear to carry an obvious risk of injury, and sports injuries might catch participants by surprise. Whether you’re prepared for an injury or not, the question of sports injuries and liability can be very murky. Things like damage wavers, professional contracts, the circumstances of the injury, where it occurred and the long-term consequences can all play a role in determining liability.

Sports Injuries and Wavers of Liability

To participate in many sports, you may be required to sign a waver of liability. This basically says that you understand that participating in the sport might be dangerous, and you agree not to hold the named parties liable if you’re injured. Wavers of liability may protect the coach, the organization or school, or the location or venue.

While the specifics vary from state to state, a waver of liability is usually enforceable, meaning you may not be able to recover if you were injured after signing a waver. However, in some cases, a waver may be invalid for one of several reasons, including: illegal content or format, fraud or misrepresentation, gross negligence or recklessness or products liability. If you have signed a waver of liability, you should consult an experienced Dallas injury attorney at Parker McDonald to determine if it’s enforceable or if you may still hve a right to recover.

Contact vs. Non-Contact Sports

Under most circumstances, sports are considered to carry an inherent degree of danger. When you participate in sports, you agree to assume that danger, and accept liability in the event of an injury. However, courts have made a distinction between contact and non-contact sports. Participation in contact sports involves a certain amount of assumed risk, meaning you expect you might get injured by participating in contact sports. However, when you participate in non-contact sports, injury may not be reasonably expected. In these cases, if you are injured, there may be a liability case.  The most important thing to do if you or someone in your family has suffered a serious injury is to seek proper medical attention. 


Head Injuries from Dallas Car Accidents

Auto accident victims who have suffered serious brain or head injuries require extensive rehabilitation and personalized treatment. In most circumstances, a lifetime of nursing care is required.  Your that Dallas personal injury lawyer that specializes in handling brain injury cases will consult with medical specialists, long term care specialists, life planners, accountants and others in order to prepare the most comprehensive case possible.

Personal Injury Compensation:

A personal injury claim will seek compensation for damages and injuries, often including:

  • Intensive care expenses
  • Lost income from the time of the accident
  • Hospital bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Future medical treatment
  • Medical treatment incurred
  • Automobile repair or replacement
  • Punitive damages, when applicable
  • Projected lost income

Car accidents can cause serious brain and head injuries to the victims of the auto accident. When the brain injury is really serious, it can also be called a catastrophic injury. These serious or traumatic brain injuries include but not limited too:

  • Brain hemorrhage
  • Seizures
  • Brain stem injury
  • Closed head injury
  • Concussion
  • Occipital lobe injury

Most serious or traumatic brain or head injuries need expensive, long term, medical treatment and immediate attention.  A serious head injury not only alters the life of the victim but also of the victim’s friends and family.  Sometimes extensive treatment and rehabilitation can help the victim and the victim’s family’s future but not always.  If you have suffered a brain injury it is important to get on the road to recovery.  Visit the Texas Brain Injury Recovery Center for more information on brain injury recovery.