If you have sustained injuries while participating in any kind of sport, as an amateur or a professional, call us. We may be able to help you in obtaining the compensation that you deserve.
Some sport injuries occur as a result of someone else’s negligence. In those cases the courts will generally consider whether the offending party breached the standard of care owed to the injured party. The standard of care that parties owe to each other depend on the activity itself. The courts will use the fictional reasonable person and ask whether, considering the circumstances, the offending party created an unreasonable risk of harm.
In some other cases injuries occur as a result of an intentional act or serious of intentional acts, committed by the offending party. In those circumstances, one of the questions that the court may ask is whether the circumstances show a definite resolve to cause serious injuries to the Plaintiff.In the past, behaviours characterized as “unprovoked battery unrelated to the advancement of the game”, “deliberate unilateral attack”, “actions calculated to do injury”, or those showing “a demonstrated recklessness or a lack of regard for the consequences of one’s actions” have attracted the sanctions of the courts.
It is imperative that you contact us as soon as possible after your injury. Liability in sport-related claims is fact-specific and testimony of witnesses can play an important part in your claim. We will need to canvass the opportunity of interviewing and obtaining statements from any witness who may be available.