When playing sports, there is inherent risk involved. Naturally, everyone who takes the field during a football, baseball, or hockey game knows these activities carry an increased risk of suffering a concussion, but often the physical, mental, and social benefits of participating in a team sport outweigh these potential downfalls. There are also many things schools, coaches, and other organizations can do to help protect the young people on their teams and keep them safe from injury, such as making sure they have the proper equipment and encouraging proper practice and training.
However, sometimes schools and other organizations fail to do everything in their power to protect the well-being of the young people on their sports teams, and in these instances, you may be able to pursue litigation. This is particularly true in the case of children. When a minor child is at school, the institution acts in loco parentis, meaning they are acting in place of the parent and assuming legal responsibility for the child. This means it is the school's responsibility to protect your child and keep them safe when you are not present.
If the negligence of your child's school, community, or college sports program has caused them to suffer a head injury, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim by proving that this injury could have been avoided. The first step in pursuing litigation is contacting an attorney. Attorney-advisor Joseph D. Lento and his team at the Lento Law Firm have years of experience advising families in personal injury cases against schools. Don't let your child pay the price for someone else's negligence. Contact the Lento Law Firm today to start fighting for your rights.