Common Sports Injuries Suffered by Seattle Children

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on July 18, 2016

There may be nothing worse than watching your child have to endure an injury, no matter what kind it is. Numerous Seattle parents go through this every year when their children get hurt while playing their favorite sports. Though some bumps and bruises are to be expected, proper precautions should always be taken to avoid ending up in the emergency room. Whether participating in an organized school or recreational activity, your children should be kept as safe from harm as possible. Unfortunately, the negligent actions of those who are supposed to be protecting youth athletes can result in serious, sometimes even life-altering, injuries.

Many of the sports-related injuries that children sustain are found to have been preventable. In cases like this, the careless party may be held accountable and ordered to pay restitution.

Common Youth Sports Injuries

When it comes to injuries suffered while playing sports, there are a wide variety of sports injuries that can end up having a big impact on a child’s life. The severity of their injury will depend on the incident that led to the injury, how much force they were hit with, and if it’s a recurring injury that was never given time to properly heal. The most common injuries in youth sports include:

• Concussions/Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
• Broken bones
• Joint dislocations
• Spinal cord damage
• Rotator cuff tears
• ACL tears

Sports Associated With Frequent Athlete Injuries

Sports are generally a great way for children to pass the time. It keeps them active, healthy, out of trouble, and may even help pay for college. However, some sports are more dangerous than others, and if parents recognize this early on, more injuries might be able to be avoided. Special attention should be paid to children who participate in football, baseball, cheerleading, basketball, skateboarding, and soccer.

Who is Responsible for Sports Injuries Suffered by Seattle Children?

When a child’s sports injury is not simply an accident, it’s important to hold the right party responsible, which could be a coach or particular organization. Children are supposed to be provided with adequate training, protective gear, and any necessary medical care that may be required. Liability must be proven, showing the injury was a direct consequence of someone else’s negligence to perform their duty of keeping the child safe.

If your child has experienced a serious sports injury, the Seattle child injury attorneys at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. have the experience and knowledge to help you fight for the rights of your family. We will work hard to ensure you are awarded the compensation you are entitled to so you can be relieved of the burden caused by mounting medical expenses. Contact us today at (888) 228-3860.

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