If your child was a sports practice and got hurt, but the coach continued to make them practice even though they were in pain, and now you have a serious injury on your hands, it's time to call a lawyer. You don't want to pay for the bills that will follow to treat the injury, and the coach should pay for the injury that they caused your child. Here are some of the things that you want to talk with a lawyer about so you can get to the bottom of the situation, and so you have proof the case.
Statement from Child and Other Players
Did any of your child's teammates, friends, or parents of other players see that your child was in pain and struggling, and see that your child asked to stop? If so, you want to reach out to them to see if they would be willing to make a statement for your legal professional, and so you have another version of the incident when you go to court. You want your child to also make a statement while the incident is fresh in their mind.
Proof of Injury
You need to have proof of the injury and the cause of the injury, and this could come in the following ways:
- Medical bills
- Statement from a physician that excessive use caused the injury
- MRI or x-ray images
- Pictures of the injury
These are just some of the valuable items that you can use as proof of the injury in front of a judge and for the case.
Burden of the Injury
Could your child be losing a sports scholarship, the chance to compete in scouts for the season, missing a tryout, or have other problems because of the injury? Have you or your spouse had to miss work and pay out of pocket for the appointments and bills that are from the injury? If so, these are all things that you want to bring to your lawyers' attention, along with your child's stress and grief.
When you drop your kid off at practice you expect that you can trust them to be in safe hands with their athletic coach and that all injuries and medical problems are handled properly. If your coach forced your child to continue practicing when they could see that your child was in pain, and now their injury is a severe medical concern, get a personal injury law professional and take legal action right away.