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Sports Injuries

California Sports Injury Lawyers Advocate for Athletes  

Law firm with offices in Sacramento and other cities provides astute legal advice

Participation in sports is healthy for children and adults. In addition to the benefits of physical activity, sports teach teamwork and other life skills. However, poorly maintained playing surfaces, faulty equipment, dangerous coaching practices and negligent supervision can turn an enjoyable activity into a serious medical problem. The California sports injury lawyers at Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C. have extensive experience successfully litigating sports injury cases against schools, youth sports organizations and other defendants. You can rely on us for informed guidance when a sports injury occurs to you or a family member. Our attorneys work from offices in Sacramento and throughout the state. 

Types of medical conditions frequently associated with sports injuries

Common sports injuries include the following:

  • Sprained ankles and wrists
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears 
  • Stress fractures and other injuries caused by repeated impact
  • Overuse injuries such as tendinitis 
  • Shin splints and overtraining injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Dislocations
  • Concussions and other conditions caused by head trauma 

All of these injuries can result in costly medical bills. Some may require long-term treatment and care depending on their severity. Our personal injury lawyers in California will help you evaluate your legal options following a serious sports-related injury caused by someone else.  

How sports injuries happen 

Sports injuries occur in various ways. They can be due to overtraining or excessive participation, faulty coaching methods, inadequate supervision, insufficient or defective equipment and playing on poorly maintained surfaces. In children’s sports, coaches or other supervisors should always be aware of potentially hazardous weather conditions, including extreme heat and precipitation that leads to bad footing. When our attorneys work with you, we will investigate all the evidence to understand how the injury happened and who may be held responsible. 

Consequences of sports injuries for school-aged children

No one wants to see their child suffering, physically or emotionally. Unfortunately, injuries from soccer, gymnastics, basketball, football and other sports can cause significant physical pain and debilitation, impairing a child’s day-to-day functioning. Depending on the specific injury, their future physical development could be affected. Young athletes sometimes miss school while recuperating, potentially harming their academic growth. Anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances and other psychological effects are not uncommon for youths with serious medical conditions. When the injury happened because of the negligence of a coach, school or other party, we will help you pursue a claim for compensation that reimburses you for medical bills and other costs.

Legal considerations when someone has been hurt playing sports 

Schools, coaches and sports leagues and camps have a duty of care to make participation as safe as possible for young people. When they neglect to fulfill their responsibility, there may be legal recourse available. Manufacturers of sports equipment and protective gear may also be liable if a defect or malfunction contributed to the injury. Even if you signed a liability waiver for yourself or your child, you could still have a legal case depending on how the injury occurred and the defendant’s conduct. Once we examine all of the circumstances, our sports injury lawyers will give you an honest evaluation regarding the likelihood of a successful legal action.    

Contact a diligent sports injury lawyer in California for help

The dedicated injury attorneys at Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C. represent California victims of sports injuries caused by others’ negligence. To arrange a free consultation, call our law firm at  or contact us online. We have offices in Sacramento, San Mateo, Pleasanton, Inglewood and Rancho Cucamonga.

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