Why Was The Injury Ignored?

What Helps Can Also Hurt

Team sports are popular in our culture for many reasons, including for the opportunities they provide young athletes to develop physical stamina, athletic skills and goal-oriented collaboration with others. All of these aspects of team sports can be beneficial for a person's lifelong personal and professional development.

At the same time, however, team sports put young athletes at risk of accidental injuries. Nearly all team sports participants and their family members understand this reality. There is no reason to be terribly surprised when accidents happen. However, it is reasonable to expect responsible parties to respond appropriately to team members' injuries. Responsible leaders and others who should watch out for team members' well-being after an accident may include:

  • Coaches
  • Trainers
  • Supervisors
  • Sponsoring teachers
  • Athletic directors
  • First-aid assistants
  • Doctors responsible for treating athletic injuries

Leaders Have A Duty To Attend To Athlete Injuries

Pulled muscles, strained muscles, concussions, heatstroke and dehydration are all examples of sports injuries that should be:

  • Recognized through appropriate, attentive supervision
  • Diagnosed accurately
  • Treated in a timely manner

When sports injuries are diagnosed and treated on time, injured athletes can often make a good recovery. Without timely treatment, however, a sports injury often gets worse and can result in permanent problems.

At Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo, we have been representing personal injury victims for more than 30 years. Protecting the rights of injured team sports participants is what we do. Our personal injury lawyers are ready to evaluate your case and offer trustworthy advice from the time of the initial consultation.

Schedule A Free Initial Consultation With A Team Sports Injuries Attorney

Have you been injured during a sports team practice, training session or game? Have you become aware of an injury that has developed over time since you began participating in your chosen team sport such as baseball, basketball, football, track and field, karate, weight lifting, golf or another sport? Contact us today online or by telephone at 610-295-5321 local or 888-854-6895 toll free to speak with an experienced team sports injury lawyer. With offices in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, we often hear from injured people from throughout the Lehigh Valley and in Warren County, New Jersey.