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My child was injured at his rec team sports practice. Who would be liable for his injury?

 

A:
Multiple parties could be held liable and the answer depends on the facts of the case. It is best to have a qualified sports accident lawyer review the facts and provide advice on how to proceed. The following answers is provided for information only.

In any sports accident, there are multiple parties who could be held liable for the resulting injury, such as:

  • coaches,
  • recreation centers,
  • field maintenance companies, and
  • product manufacturers and distributors.

Common theories of liability include:
  • failure to supervise or negligent supervision,
  • mismatching players,
  • negligent field maintenance,
  • failure to inspect equipment, and
  • product liability claims for defective products.

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For more information about Pennsylvania and New Jersey sports injury and accident law, visit our sports injury page. If you or a loved one has been injured in a sports accident in the Pennsylvania or New Jersey area, call our sports injury and accident lawyers. Firm partner, Dan O'Brien, is a lifelong athlete and youth sports coach who has represented countless athletes and players in sports and recreation cases. We always offer free, no obligation consultations. 877.944.8396

This website does not provide any legal advice or create any attorney-client relationship. Each case is unique and requires review by a qualified attorney. Discussion of any prior outcomes or results is no guarantee of the same or similar outcome in current or future cases.


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