Category Archives: Sports Injuries
A Lesson in Case Strategy from a Tragic Accident
It’s the sort of thing every parent dreads. A day on the sports field that ends up going terribly, terribly wrong. That’s what happened to the plaintiffs in the 2013 case of Limones v. School Board of Lee County. Their son collapsed on the soccer field in the middle of a game and went… Read More »
Delivering Tough Truths: Avoiding Losing on Appeal in Medical Malpractice Cases
One of the most difficult aspects of any lawyer’s career is having the courage to tell a client with sympathetic facts that he or she has no case. That is what the lawyers in the 2013 case of Shartz v. Miulli should have done — deliver the tough truth. What follows is a tragic… Read More »
Sports Torts: Can You Sue for Injuries Sustained in a Karate Match?
If you choose to participate in a contact sport — such as football, soccer, or some form of martial arts — and are seriously injured in the course of a sporting event, can you sue to recover damages? Many people’s immediate answer to this question is simply “no.” As with so many things under… Read More »