According to the United States Centers for Disease Control, participation of organized sports is on the rise with nearly 30 million children and adolescents participating.
With the great increase in participation of sports also comes a greater risk of injuries among athletes. In fact, over 3.5 million have suffered from injuries while playing sports which resulted in thousands of athletes missing practice and games. While sprains and strains are the most common type of injury sustained in sports, athletic groups are keeping an eye on head injuries and other more common and serious sports injuries.
The personal injury attorneys at Greg Coleman Law have helped countless sports injury victims throughout Knoxville and Tennessee receive the maximum compensation for their losses and damages. Our attorneys believe that if you or a family member has been injured while playing a sport due to the negligent actions of another person, the victim may be eligible to receive compensation for their losses and damages.
Find out more by completing the Free Case Review form on this page today.
Causes of Athletic Injuries
While participating in athletics, it is imperative to take proper precautions to prevent injuries from occurring. By recognizing the causes of certain injuries, it may be able to assist in preventing an injury from occurring. A few high-risk injury situations an athlete should avoid include:
- Extreme high and low temperatures
- Ill-fitting or faulty safety gear
- Inadequate hydration
- Inappropriate shoes for sport
- Inappropriate weight, size, skill, or maturity for level of sport
- Lack of enforced rules
- Lack of equipment maintenance
- Lack of proper medical evaluation
- Lack of proper supervision
- Lack of shock-absorbing playing surfaces
- Playing activities too close to motor vehicles
- Poor rehabilitation of injuries before returning to sport
- Sudden increase in activity levels
- Unsafe playing environment
Any of these conditions may lead to injuries or further injuries while taking part in your specific activity.
Types of Athletic Injuries
In general, athletic injuries are typically dependent on the type of activity which is being played, along with the intensity of competition, weather, and a number of other factors. Of course, there are several types of injuries which are more common than others while taking part in athletic programs. Some of the most common types of athletic injuries include:
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Anterior cruciate ligament injury
- Bone fractures
- Chronic compartment syndrome
- De Quervains tenosynovitis
- Head injuries
- Heat stroke
- Knee injuries
- Mallet finger
- Meniscal tear
- Navicular fracture
- Overuse injuries
- Shin splints
- Shoulder dislocation
- Sprains and strains
- Stress fracture
- Swollen muscles
- Teeth injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Traumatic brain injury
- Turf toe
- Wrist sprain
There are several other common types of athletic injuries; however these are simply a few most commonly experienced by athletes today. Furthermore, athletes that participate in certain sports may be more susceptible to injuries than others.
Top Most Dangerous Sports
According to various sources, our attorneys have gathered a list of the most dangerous sports. These sports can cause serious injuries no matter what type of equipment may be worn. The most dangerous sports include:
- Base Jumping
- Bull Riding
- Cave Diving
- Cliff Diving
- Figure Skating
- Free Climbing
- Free Diving
- Horseback Riding
- Mixed Martial Arts
- Pole Vault
- Sky Diving
If you have been injured while playing any type of sport due to the negligent actions of another person, it is recommended to seek immediate medical attention. This will ensure all injuries are properly cared for, while also providing an attorney with medical documents needed to formulate a robust case against the negligent individual.
Contact Our Knoxville Personal Injury Attorneys Today
Being injured while playing a sport may have many complexities, thus making it very difficult to prove negligence. Our attorneys at Greg Coleman Law have won several cases regarding sports injuries and believe that if you or a family member is suffering from a sports related injury that was caused by another persons negligent actions, the victim may be entitled compensation benefits.
Having achieved millions in successful verdicts and settlements for our clients, our attorneys are prepared to fight for your rights. With our main headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee, our attorneys are able to serve throughout the entire state and elsewhere needed. Some of the local areas we serve include:
- Johnson City
Our attorneys also serve the surrounding towns, cities and suburbs of these areas all while operating on a contingency fee basis. This means that we will not charge you for any of our services unless a successful verdict or settlement has been established and you recover.
To begin exploring your legal options, or to learn more about our law firm, we welcome you to complete the Free Case Review form on this page, or call us at 865-247-0080 today.