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Is your child's referee or coach qualified to supervise their New Jersey sporting event? (Part B)

Observing for Kid's Sports Safety


When your child is training or participating in a sporting event, you should be concerned about your kid's sports safety if you observe any of the following: 

  • the coach encourages a child who is clearly in pain to shake it off and get back in the game;
  • the mantra "no pain, no gain" is heard;
  • medical attention is not provided for injuries that cause serious pain and swelling; and
  • exercises are not specific to the sporting activity. 

Any of the above listed behaviors should cause you to seriously question the credentials of your child's coaches and other athletic supervisors. If your child has suffered serious injuries, your New Jersey sports injury lawyer can review your case and determine whether kid's sports safety measures were observed and who should be held accountable.

Depending on the information your New Jersey sports injury lawyer finds, your personal injury claim could be against the coach or referee, as well as the organization that placed them in the care of your child.

Preventing Kids Sports Injuries in New Jersey

A qualified coach should know how to reduce the risk of kid's sports injuries in New Jersey, which could be caused by

  • medical conditions (were you advised to have your child undergo a sports-specific physical exam before participating?);
  • lack of safety equipment or improper equipment;
  • lack of eye protection;
  • teaming up according to age instead of size;
  • dangerous playing fields;
  • lack of proper instruction;
  • fatigue;
  • failure to warm up, stretch, and cool down;
  • playing while injured;
  • winning is everything attitude;
  • training in extreme heat or cold; and
  • poor hydration or nutrition. 

Encouraging or condoning unsafe athletic behaviors is a sign of an ill-trained or otherwise reckless coach and could lead to kids sports injuries in New Jersey. It's critical that you seek medical attention for your child if you suspect kids sports injuries in New Jersey caused their pain or discomfort. Then you should meet with a New Jersey sports injury lawyer, as you might be entitled to compensation for your child's medical expenses, pain and suffering.

Help After Kids Sports Injuries in New Jersey

If your child has been severely injured in a New Jersey sporting event, you shouldn't have to pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person's negligence. Contact a New Jersey sports injury lawyer at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation - 1-877-944-8396

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