Sports Injuries And Recreational Accidents

If you have been injured while involved in a recreational activity or participating in a sporting event, you need the legal guidance of an attorney you can trust.

At Overby Law Office, P.C., we have had great success when it comes to assisting clients who have suffered participant sports injuries. With more than 30 years of legal experience, attorney C. Frederick Overby is quite familiar with the law that governs these types of cases ― and he will use this experience to help ensure your rights are protected.

Do I Always Assume Risk Of Injury By Merely Participating?

When it comes to injuries sustained while participating in sports or engaging in recreational activities, many courts will start with the legal premise that you assumed the risk of injury by simply agreeing to partake ― especially if the sport in question is inherently dangerous.

However, this assumption of risk does not always bar you from the recovery of damages. In fact, you may still be able to file a legal claim if others involved in the activity engaged in negligence or willful and wanton conduct.

Depending on the circumstances and those involved, there are many types of sports-related injuries in which damages may be possible, including, but certainly not limited to:

  • Injuries caused in drag racing accidents, such as burns or broken bones
  • Injuries inflicted by participating in recreational activities, including horse riding, boating or even snowmobiling
  • Injuries sustained in weightlifting competitions, including when a loved one is killed in such accidents
  • Injuries caused by negligent outfitters or guides, such as on a fly-fishing trip, a hunting trip or a hiking excursion
  • Injuries sustained in student sports, including those inflicted on college campuses

Some event organizers require participants to sign waivers releasing them from any liability. However, just because you sign a waiver, that does not mean the event sponsor or organizer can never be held liable. Indeed, liability may still be proven despite a signed waiver, which is why it is always a good idea to consult with an attorney in these situations.

Every Case Is Different, Contact Us Today To Learn Your Options

The important thing to keep in mind when you suffer a sports-related injury is that each case is distinct ― with different facts, and thus different theories of potential liability. Given this complexity, it is crucial to seek legal assistance from a lawyer with experience in this area of the law. Contact Overby Law Office, P.C., today if you wish to speak to such an attorney.

We have offices in both Bozeman, Montana, and Columbus, Georgia. You can reach us online or call us at 800-689-1233. We offer FREE initial consultations in most instances.