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PA & NJ Personal Injury Lawyer And Lifelong Athlete Talks About Representing Victims Of Sports And Recreational Accident Cases


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7/20/2013
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I want to talk to you about what I call sports and recreational accident cases. These are the types of cases that I have really taken a strong liking to.

Let me explain my background and why I have a unique view of these types of cases. I have been an athlete my entire life. When I was a kid, I played every sport.  I ended up playing at a fairly high level when I got a little bit older.

After I grew up, I got involved with triathlons.  I have done well over 100 triathlons.

I have done multiple Ironman races. I have done long distance marathon swim events, road racing with bicycles, mountain bike racing, etc.

I am very deeply involved in coaching youth sports. I am the athletic director of my children's grammar school.  I am on the legal committee of USA Triathlon, the governing body of the sports of duathlon and triathlon and the organization that actually sends the United States Olympians to the Olympic games.  I am also the president of the Township Recreation Association where I live.

Now, being a personal injury lawyer and doing all of that stuff and being active in all those activities naturally led people to ask me to represent them if they got injured in a mishap or an accident that happened in the context of one of these types of sports or recreational activities.

These cases have ranged from racing accidents, where there is a question with the course set up or the course management, to crazy things like cars entering a closed race course, causing an accident.  Other accidents include:

  • mishaps at gymnasiums,
  • mishaps at recreation centers, and
  • bicycles and other equipment failing catastrophically during training events, which cause very serious injuries.

There are a couple of things that these cases all have in common that present somewhat of a unique challenge both for me as a lawyer and for an individual injured in these types of events.

Click here to read the challenges in sports and recreational accident cases.



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