Some mothers dread the thought that their children will choose to take part in a particular sport. Some sports are inherently risky. Consequently, someone that gets injured while taking part in a sporting event should not assume that he or she can hold a second party liable for that same injury.
Questions that would be asked in court, if the injured athlete tried to hold someone liable
Was there an obvious assumed risk? If such a risk existed, then the injured athlete would be unable to charge anyone with liability for the harm done to him or to her.
Was the action performed by the responsible party taken as a normal act of the game? If the action reflected the actions taken by other players, it would be hard to saddle the responsible party with a charge of liability.
Did the injured athlete have general home insurance, and did that insurance include an umbrella policy? Those questions would be especially relevant if a student athlete had been injured. They would also apply if someone got injured during a game at an affair, such as an office picnic. An umbrella policy covers any injuries that occur during an activity, such as a sporting event.
What situations could provide an injured athlete with grounds for hitting the responsible party with a charge of liability?
It would have to be shown that the injuring party had demonstrated unreasonable behavior. If this were not the case, then maybe one of the following situations could describe what happened. Perhaps a facility, league or coach demonstrated uncaring or unreasonable behavior.
What are examples of a facility, league or coach showing uncaring or unreasonable behavior?
• Inadequate instruction or training for referees or coaches
• Poor supervision of coaches
• Failing to make sure that the competing teams are well-matched
• Failure to offer safe playing areas
• Safety precautions not taken
Asking team members to purchase their own equipment, but failing to offer details on the ideal features of such equipment. The member of a league might buy a piece of gear that lacks all the necessary safety features.
An effort that showcased a caring attitude
Asking parents in a children’s league to help with teaching good sportsmanship. However, there are instances when the sportsmen have been injured and are entitled to receive compensation. That is when the parents of the injured sportsman can contact with the Personal Injury Lawyer in Barrie to sue the defendant or the person/company responsible for it. Trying to sue the company/team for the injuries isn’t a viable solution and that is why considering legal consultation is important.