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Sports injuries: When kids play it’s not always child’s play

Parents are funny about their kids and sports. Even in laid-back California, you hear about parents who push their children to be better and better, to outshine everyone else on the field. Other parents are just happy their kids are running around outside and having fun.

There are probably as many reasons parents allow or encourage their children to play sports as there are parents. If they agree on anything, it would be that the children be safe, that no one be carried off the football field on a stretcher, that no player is knocked unconscious.

Sports carry a certain amount of risk with them, though. A scrape or cut or the occasional minor sprain may not be something to cheer about, but it is tolerated. This is what happens in sports.

More serious injuries should not be tolerated. The players and their parents do not sign up for intramural football expecting a life-changing head injury or a compound fracture that keeps the player out of school for months. But when these injuries do occur, parents often want to know how something like this could happen.

The attorneys at The Cartwright Law Firm understand that participating in sports or recreational activities is voluntary. We know what risks are acceptable and what risks are not. We know that the actions of other people could increase the chances that a player would be seriously hurt. We know, too, that there is just as much risk when people fail to act.

Medical bills and other costs can add up quickly in situations like this. We are here to help. We will work hard to hold accountable anyone whose negligence caused or contributed to your child’s injury. We will do the heavy lifting of investigating so that you can focus on your child.

If you have questions about our services, please contact us by phone or by using our contact form.

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