As an athlete in Georgia, it is important that you keep your body in the best possible physical condition. Any injury can sideline you for quite a while. Even though you may suffer an injury, it does not mean that you have to walk away and completely disengage from the sport. In fact, that might be the worst thing that you can do. It is far better to do everything you can to keep your spirits up and your focus on getting better. If someone else is to blame for your injury, it may mean your focus goes to making sure the law holds them accountable.
The National Federation of State High School Associations explains that lawsuits are not uncommon when an athlete suffers an injury. The key to any claim is proving negligence. Your coaches and trainers have a responsibility to help you and teach you in ways that will not cause you an injury. Although, sometimes there is no way to prevent an injury or some occur due to an honest accident. To have a case, though, you need to be able to prove negligence.
Not doing a good job
If your coach or trainer did not show you the proper way to exercise or did not offer the proper supervision during a drill, then this could be negligence under the law. If you can show someone did not do their job correctly and that led to your injury, then you have every right to take your case to court.
Putting others at risk
Beyond the fact that you are sitting on the sidelines unable to play the sport you love because of someone else’s mistake, your coach or trainer could be putting other players at risk as well, which is a very good reason to file a lawsuit. You do not want to see any of your teammates in the same situation as you.
Sometimes filing a personal injury case is the only way to bring attention to someone who is not competent at his or her job. Not only will you be able to recover something for the pain, suffering and damages you sustained but also you can possibly prevent anyone else from getting hurt.