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Helping Victims of Child Sports Accidents

Has your child suffered a severe injury or wrongful death while involved in an organized sport?

Your worst fear as a parent has been realized. On the other end of the phone is someone telling you your child is hurt. Like any parent, your first instinct is to rush to their side and soothe their tears. Now, you want the person responsible for your child’s pain to be held accountable.

For a free legal consultation with a youth sports accident lawyer serving Southern California, call 800.672.5295

At Owen, Patterson & Owen (OPO), we have more than 40 years of experience in getting results for children’s sports injury victims and other accident victims in Southern California. With our knack for integrity and tireless determination, you can be confident that your case is in trusted hands.

Before we’re lawyers, we’re human; many of us with families of our own. Driven by our need to help children and their families, we have poured our time and resources into building up the Santa Clarita, Valencia, and Southern California communities in which we serve.

For 30 million children in the U.S., playing sports is a rite of passage — as commonplace as hot dogs and a slice of apple pie. Organized sports such as football, soccer, lacrosse, basketball, and baseball present an opportunity for children to develop self-confidence and cultivate social skills that will serve them on and off the playing field. Experts have also concluded that playing sports has a wide range of physical and emotional benefits. But along with the advantages they provide, there is the risk of injury.

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    Has your child suffered a severe injury or wrongful death while involved in an organized sport?

    Your worst fear as a parent has been realized. On the other end of the phone is someone telling you your child is hurt. Like any parent, your first instinct is to rush to their side and soothe their tears. Now, you want the person responsible for your child’s pain to be held accountable.

    For a free legal consultation with a youth sports accident lawyer serving Southern California, call 800.672.5295

    At Owen, Patterson & Owen (OPO), we have more than 40 years of experience in getting results for children’s sports injury victims and other accident victims in Southern California. With our knack for integrity and tireless determination, you can be confident that your case is in trusted hands.

    Before we’re lawyers, we’re human; many of us with families of our own. Driven by our need to help children and their families, we have poured our time and resources into building up the Santa Clarita, Valencia, and Southern California communities in which we serve.

    For 30 million children in the U.S., playing sports is a rite of passage — as commonplace as hot dogs and a slice of apple pie. Organized sports such as football, soccer, lacrosse, and baseball present an opportunity for children to develop self-confidence and cultivate social skills that will serve them on and off the playing field. Experts have also concluded that playing sports has a wide range of physical and emotional benefits. But along with the advantages they provide, there is the risk of injury.

    Contact Us Today

    Request a Free
    Consultation




      The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

      Disclaimer:



      Causes of Sports Accidents

      Any number of situations can lead to a child’s sports injury. A football injury may be caused by a coach who failed to follow proper safety procedures during practice, while a wrestling accident could result from a referee who refused to stop a match before it turned deadly.

      Other instances resulting in sports injuries may involve an accident that wasn’t the fault of the child sports organization. Instead, it may have been caused by a parent attacking a player or even a child assaulting a teammate.

      OPO has the resources to take on any of these cases, as well as those involving aluminum bats and defective sporting goods used during play. From cases involving children’s head injuries to those involving wrongful death, we know what steps to take to get results that matter.

      Our attorneys recently obtained a $14.25 Million verdict for a teen gymnast who was paralyzed from the neck down due to a defective landing mat.

      School District Negligence

      While injuries are an inherent part of playing sports, schools have a responsibility to protect students by taking all the necessary precautions to help them remain safe on school grounds. When schools fail to implement the appropriate measures such as hiring qualified staff, maintaining school grounds, or resolving safety hazards, they are considered negligent and should be held responsible for damages.

      Damages for a sports injury claim may include:

      • Medical and hospital bills.
      • Surgical costs.
      • Rehabilitation and physical therapy costs.
      • Emotional distress caused by accident.
      • Pain and suffering.
      • Loss of income.

      Injuries Resulting from Sports Accidents

      According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sports and recreation-related injuries send more than 2.7 million children ages 5-24 to the emergency room each year. They also account for nearly a quarter of all traumatic brain injuries in children and adolescents. Among these sports injuries, sprains and dislocation were most common alongside fractures, contusions, open wounds, and internal injuries.

      How a Child Sports Accident Attorney Can Help You Get a Larger Settlement

      As a parent, you feel it’s your duty to make certain your child’s future is protected. However, between massive medical bills and time lost from work due to taking your child back and forth to the doctor for medical treatment, your hope, much like your finances, are running low. An attorney can not only ensure you receive the full amount of compensation for your child’s injuries but also alleviate the hassles and stress associated with the process.

      We handle all aspects of the claim process, including:

      • Help you understand your rights and legal options—There’s nothing worse than seeing your child hurt or in pain and not knowing what to do about it. When you don’t know your rights and options, you’re susceptible to manipulation and more likely to accept a lower settlement offer just to expedite the process. At OPO, we begin every case with a consultation to educate our clients. During this free evaluation, an attorney will examine the details of your case and inform you of your legal options as well as your chances of a successful outcome should you decide to pursue your claim. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about the injury claim process.
      • Help you find affordable health care—With rising healthcare costs, finding affordable medical services can be challenging, if not impossible. To help our clients avoid excessive medical debt, we provide medical referrals from our extensive list of doctors and healthcare professionals. Obtaining the proper medical treatment for your child will be one less thing you will have to concern yourself with.
      • Investigate the circumstances surrounding your child’s accident to determine fault—Depending upon the complexity of your case, investigating your claim requires a pool of resources that necessitates time and money. The investigative process can take a few weeks or months and involve countless hours of gathering evidence such as retrieving medical records, interviewing witnesses, and consulting medical experts. Our child sports accident attorneys will handle all aspects of the investigation for your claim, so you can focus on caring for your child.

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      Learn About Your Rights and Legal Options

      Call Owen, Patterson & Owen at 800.676.5295 or contact us to schedule a meeting to discuss your child’s sports injury accident case with an experienced attorney.

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