Minor injuries are expected in sports, but some sports-related injuries are catastrophic, and can be permanently life-altering. In these cases, the help of an experienced sports injury lawyer is essential. With offices in Indianapolis, IN, and nearby Kokomo, the law firm of Golitko & Daly provides expert legal representation for injured parties, and we are dedicated to supporting victims and their families.
At Golitko & Daly, we practice personal injury law on a contingency basis. You do not worry about legal fees until a settlement or jury award is obtained. To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, contact us today.
About Sports Injuries
There are as many types of sports-related injuries as there are sports. Accidents frequently happen in the middle of play when a victim is struck by an object or field opponent. Sports injuries can even occur in the stands, when, for example, spectators are injured by flying debris at a race track. Many incidents cause minor injuries, but some result in catastrophic injuries to the head or spinal cord. In fact, sports are an unfortunately common cause of spinal cord injuries. Victims can be left with lifelong disabilities that will require ongoing treatment and radical lifestyle changes. In some cases, injuries prove fatal.
Sorting out insurance coverage for sports injuries can be complicated. In the case of professional or semi-pro athletes, injuries that occur during play or practice are considered work injuries, and may be covered by worker's compensation. For college athletes and cheerleaders, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) provides a Catastrophic Insurance Plan. For any type of serious sports injury, it is best to speak to a sports injury attorney before negotiating with insurance representatives.
Legal Help For Traumatic Injury
If a sports injury is attributable to the negligence or willful action of another party, victims may be eligible for a significant recovery of damages. Golitko & Daly attorneys have assisted many injury victims, fighting for maximum compensation for medical treatment, loss of income, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Sports injuries caused by negligence may involve entities or individuals associated with an athletic team, the venue, or the equipment used. Sometimes gross negligence is demonstrated, when, for example, a player willfully attacks another. This intentional behavior can warrant additional punitive damage awards in some cases.
If faulty sports equipment is a cause of injury or wrongful death, there may be a products liability case. Or, if a team trainer or doctor makes a misdiagnosis or other mistake, a sports injury can be exacerbated by medical malpractice. Golitko & Daly attorneys are experienced in all aspects of these areas of law. We know how to investigate, establish clear evidence, and negotiate with insurers from a position of strength. We are forceful advocates for injury victims in and out of the courtroom. Over the years, we have attained many favorable settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured through a sports-related accident, count on Golitko & Daly. To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, contact us today.