Injuries in our lives are often unavoidable. For people who play sports, the risk of suffering an injury is higher than those who do not. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, about 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sports in the U.S., and more than 3.5 million injuries each year are experienced by participants. Adults are unfortunately not shielded from athletic injury either.
While sports injuries are not uncommon, there are times when the injury that occurs is someone else’s fault. When this happens, you need to consult with a personal injury attorney to find out who is liable and how you can attempt to recover damages.
At Gama Law Firm LLC, we have over 60 years of combined experience, and we are ready to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. We focus on one type of law and work very hard to pursue the most favorable outcome available to you in your case. We are proud to serve clients in Aurora, Denver, and the neighboring areas of Parker, Centennial, and Castle Pines, Colorado. Reach out today to schedule a free consultation to get started.
Common Sports Injuries
For kids, the most common sporting activities are bicycling, basketball, baseball, and soccer. The most common injuries related to these activities are sprains and strains. However, there are more serious injuries that are unfortunately common as well, such as bone fractures, brain injuries, and ligament tears. Common sports injuries include:
- Shoulder dislocations
- Osteochondritis dissecans
- Growth plate fractures
- Muscle sprains
- Muscle strains
- Sever’s disease
- Shin splints
- Spinal cord injuries
- Death (Note: while death as a result of sports is rare, it can still happen. When death does occur, the leading cause of it is usually from a traumatic brain injury.)
If you are playing a contactless sport, the risk of injury is lower. Regardless, more than 775,000 children are treated in hospital emergency rooms for sports-related injuries every year in the United States.