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Summer Sport Injuries

Many Canadian adults partake in recreational sports during their free time – especially once the warmer weather hits! It’s nearly impossible to find a park that isn’t occupied by people running about and playing all sorts of intramural sports. As anyone who’s spent time watching and playing sports knows, emotions run high during a game and tempers often flare. Even though “it’s just a game,” occasionally the level of competition goes a little farther than anticipated and results in the injury of one or more players.

While a player takes on a certain degree of risk of injury in many sports, use of excessive violence is not generally tolerated in any league. Sports organizations often have rules and regulations in placethat govern behavioural expectations and when those are ignored, there may be a variety of consequences.

Even the most cool, calm and collected people can lose their temper during a game and when a hockey stick or baseball bat is in their hands, they suddenly have a weapon they never intended to use. Aggressive players may expose themselves to legal liability for injuries caused on the field or ice, regardless of if they use their fists, a piece of equipment or even verbal attacks. Typically, a sports injury claim would fall into the category of assault and/or battery.

If you are seriously injured while playing a sport, you may be entitled to claim damages to compensate you for your injuries. Contact us online for a free legal consultation for by phone at 1-800-563-6348 to speak directly with one of our lawyers.

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