- More than 3.5 million children under the age of 14 are treated for sports injuries each year.
- Recreational activities and sports injuries are responsible for 21 percent of Traumatic Brain Injuries among children.
- About 62 percent of injuries occur in practice rather than during games.
- Annual Injuries by Sport
- Basketball: 680,307
- Football: 413,620
- Baseball: 170,902
- Soccer: 163,003
- Softball: 118,354
- Gymnastics: 99,772
- Hockey: 63,945
- Volleyball: 55,860
- Track: 15,113
Sporting accidents are frequently the cause of serious injuries, especially in young people. Head injuries, back and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, and bone and joint injuries are commonly caused by accidents associated with recreational or team sports.
While sporting accidents do happen, Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers,LLC, has the legal knowledge and experience to assist families in determining whether negligence or other factors contributed to a serious sporting injury.
Common causes of preventable sporting injuries include:
- Inadequate protective gear
- Unfair matching of players by size and ability
- Poor or defective playing fields or athletic surfaces
- Abusive or untrained coaches
- Workouts, drills or other tactics that are inappropriate for an athlete's abilities, skills or developmental stage
Our law firm works closely with the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation for the prevention of athletic injuries. NYSSF was founded after Attorney Jeffrey Glassman's sister sustained a debilitating back injury that ended her promising tennis career. Rather than turn professional, Attorney Jeffrey Glassman's sister accepted a full paid scholarship from a prominent school before turning pro. While at the school, one of the coaches insisted she add more muscle and placed her on a weight training program geared more for a football player than a tennis player. Unfortunately, she was injured severely and has never been able to play tennis again.
Attorney Jeffrey Glassman's sister and entire family have turned this negative experience into a positive example by founding the NYSSF.
They have done so for the benefit of other parents, kids, and coaches so as to prevent as many sports injuries from happening in the future.
The NYSSF was founded as a national non-profit, educational organization "dedicated to reducing the number and severity of injuries youth sustain in sports and fitness activities." This foundation was conceived out of a concern for young people in K-12 and college sports who are susceptible to injuries occurring in sports settings including football, hockey, wrestling, gymnastics, track and field, tennis, basketball and baseball.We Take it Personally
Our family was impacted by a preventable sports injury, and nothing would please us more than to find no one else in need of legal help following a serious sporting injury. Yet preventable sporting injuries continue to occur. As long as there is a need, we will continue to work through NYSSF and our law firm to assist families who need solid legal representation in the wake of a case caused by negligence, carelessness, or an abusive or negligent coach.Preventable Sports Injuries - Professional Legal Representation
After a sports injury such as a knee injury, a bone fracture, a head injury or a spinal cord injury, we are ready to advocate vigorously on behalf of the injured athlete and his or her family. Top priority is the maximum attainable recovery of the victim, and the next priorities include determining how to get medical bills paid and how to compensate the victim and his or her family for loss of present or future income when parents must stay home from work to act as caregivers.We Will Travel to You
Our lawyers will travel to where you are after a sports injury in Massachusetts. You don't need to make the trip to downtown Boston to meet with an attorney at Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.