Up To $8 Million For A High School Soccer Injury Lawsuit?
Nobody wants to predict that their child could be involved in a sporting accident.
But for one family in-particular, this worst fear became a reality when their high school-aged daughter was injured during a soccer game.
According to reports, she collided with another player. The resulting pain left her in tears, but the coach ordered her to continue playing, despite the accident.
Later on, she developed a headache and vision problems; issues that the parents insist persist to this day.
As it turns out, she may have suffered a concussion during the incident. But because the coach ordered her to continue playing, she had no choice but to comply; and much-needed medical attention was not sought.
Injuries During Sports Are All Too Common
Injuries happen while playing sports.
But at what point does negligence become a factor?
In this case, a lawsuit was filed against the coach for negligence.
It’s unclear exactly how much the lawsuit paid out, but catastrophic football injuries have been settled for up to $8 million in damages or more.
A significant factor in this soccer case was that the concussion was said to cost her an athletic scholarship. As a result of her injuries, she’s said to now suffer from headaches and vision problems on a regular basis… and these reportedly keep her from being able to pursue the sport on the kind of ‘serious level’ she was pursuing it on beforehand.
How Do You Know If You May Have A Negligence Case?
Here’s the thing about soccer lawsuits and soccer negligence cases.
In many states, it’s difficult to hold school faculty responsible for legal issues like this, because there’s a lot of legal protection.
But that doesn’t mean that negligence didn’t occur, and it doesn’t mean that you can’t seek reparations if something happened that shouldn’t have been allowed to happen.
In this particular case, according to one state law, the coach would have been required to seek medical attention for the high school soccer player if she showed any signs of a concussion.
According to reports, the coach for the opposing team and one of her teammates were both said to have been heard saying that she shouldn’t be allowed to continue playing.
This makes it pretty clear that her injury was obvious. And yet, nothing was done to get her the medical attention that she should have gotten.
This is the literal definition of the word ‘negligence.’
And if you or a loved one has been involved in a similar type of incident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
How To Start Your Soccer Injury Negligence Case
The laws vary from state to state in the U.S. So it’s important to seek legal counsel who understands the local laws.
Getting some kind of reparation for negligence without legal representation is going to be nearly impossible; because most organizations and school districts will shun responsibility and simply claim that such incidents are just ‘accidental.’
But this isn’t always true. And if you or someone you love has been injured, either during soccer practice or while playing a soccer game for your school or organization, it may be important to at least investigate the possibility of negligence.
If negligence can be proven, you may be entitled to much-needed financial compensation. This compensation may be needed to pay for medical bills, lost work, lost wages, and pain/suffering caused by the injury.
What If You Can’t Afford A Lawyer?
Most negligence/injury case lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you don’t pay anything unless you win your case. Then, your lawyer is paid out of your settlement/payout.