Cary Sports Accident Attorney
Helping Families Heal
Sports are physical by nature, which means players may incur some minor bumps and bruises along the way. That’s why most teams and recreational groups require you to sign a waiver of liability, acknowledging that you’re aware of the potential risks associated with participation. However, that doesn’t account for the conduct of others, who can put you at greater risk for serious injury if acting negligently. Coaches, teammates, property managers, and other related parties are expected to uphold responsible standards of conduct that minimize risk of player injury. If you’ve been injured while playing a sport and suspect it was caused by someone’s negligence, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood. Our sports accident attorney in Cary can determine who can be held liable for damages so you can recover with the help of much-needed compensation.
Sports-Related Best Practices
Sports accidents can often be natural and not anyone’s fault, but sometimes coaches, facilities, and other parties can be found responsible if they fail to perform their duties properly. It’s important for teams and athletic workers to abide by best practices to avoid accidents and injuries.
Those best practices include:
- Proper Coaching: As supervisors of the team, coaches are expected to train participants to play in a safe manner and should regularly monitor participants to address and eliminate potentially hazardous behavior. Coaches should also openly discuss safety procedures and practices with players beforehand.
- Facility Safety: The National Alliance for Youth Sports dictates that coaches and administrators are responsible for inspecting playing facilities for potential hazards to mitigate exposure to those hazards. This includes inspecting facilities before a given sports activity and continually throughout the playing season.
- Equipment Maintenance: Coaches, administrators, and manufacturers are also responsible for ensuring playing equipment and other products used in play meet the proper safety standards. Administrators should ensure athletes are provided equipment that fits and is functional.
Call our Cary sports accident attorney to get started on your case at (919) 739-3643. We can tailor our work to meet your needs and are available for you anytime day or night.