McLeish Orlando's Sport Injury Lawyers

At McLeish Orlando we pride ourselves on being an active firm. Our individual involvements in various sports and recreations contribute to our understanding of the importance of being able to enjoy a specific passion and participate. A serious injury caused due to sports or recreational activities can be life changing. If you have been seriously injured our lawyers can help.

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Injuries sustained in sports come in a variety of forms, which will often impact individuals not only in how they participate in sports and recreation, but as well in other aspects of their lives. As a firm with an understanding of the important role sports and recreation can play in the life of an individual, our extensive experience in dealing with complex serious injury cases, we can help recover compensation from responsible parties to assist you in dealing with your injuries and to help you get back into the game.

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Sport and Recreation Accidents

Sport and recreation activities play an important role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  Unfortunately, participants in sport and recreation activities occasionally suffer serious personal injuries as a result of the negligence of the operator of the facility, other participants, or the coaches involved in training the athlete or participant. When coaches, staff and other participants fail to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of others and injuries occur as a result, the injured party has the right to sue for compensation for their sport injury.

As many athletes know, minor injuries are often common in sports and recreational activities. However, when you are seriously injured in a sports accident due to the negligence of another party, that should never be tolerated. You are entitled to recover compensation for your serious sport and recreation injuries.

Types of Sport and Recreation Accidents

At McLeish Orlando, our sports injury lawyers have extensive experience in recovering damages for sport and recreation participants that are injured as a result of the negligence of another party. We handle cases involving injuries suffered while participating in all types of sports and recreational activities, including:

  • Skiing and snowboarding accidents
  • Gymnastics accidents
  • Hockey accidents
  • Track and field accidents
  • Racket sport accidents
  • White water rafting accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Golfing accidents
  • Jet ski accidents
  • Mountain biking accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Snowmobile accidents
  • ATV and side by side accidents

Claims for Compensation from Sport and Recreation Accidents

Sport and recreation injuries can have many causes. Some of the common claims for compensation from sport and recreation injuries include:

  • Lack of supervision and regulation
  • Defective equipment
  • Failure to provide safety equipment
  • Inadequately trained staff
  • Dangerous or ill-maintained facilities
  • Lack of warnings or signage detailing risks
  • Dangerous game play or tackling

Common Types of Sport and Recreation Injuries

Whether you are an amateur enjoying a hobby, or a professional athlete whose career revolves around sport, serious sport and recreation accidents can happen at any time. Some of the serious personal injuries that may result from a sport and recreation injury include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Concussion
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Fractured bones
  • Ligament tears
  • Strains and sprains
  • Vision and hearing damage or loss
  • Death

How McLeish Orlando Sport Injury Lawyers Can Help?

Investigation and Information Gathering

Once retained, our sports injury lawyers immediately investigate the circumstances of the accident including hiring investigators and experts to attend at the accident site to collect evidence. This is important because sports and recreation operators often conduct investigations immediately after the accident to prepare for anticipated litigation. By contacting a lawyer immediately, you will ensure that all the appropriate evidence is preserved and collected on your behalf.

Sport Injury Knowledge

Our Toronto sports injury lawyers have successfully recovered compensation for our clients from ski resorts, mountain biking facilities, sports teams, gymnasiums, coaching associations, coaches, teachers, golf courses, schools, playgrounds, pools, and camps. We have represented a wide range of participants ranging from beginners to Olympic level athletes. We have successfully sued when waivers were signed before the incident. If you, or a family member, have suffered a sport or recreation accident and need legal assistance, please contact one of our personal injury lawyers. We can arrange a free consultation for you with one of our sports injury lawyers and you will have no obligation to retain our services.

What sets McLeish Orlando Toronto Sport Injury Lawyers Apart?

Experienced Sport Injury Trial Lawyers

Our firm has a reputation for its outstanding trial experience. We prepare every case as if it is going to trial, and we take every step required to ensure our clients receive the full compensation they are entitled to. Insurance company representatives and insurance defence lawyers know this. We are often able to reach a fair settlement long before trial. When we believe that our clients are entitled to more than what is being offered for a settlement, we are always prepared to proceed to trial and advocate on their behalf.

Contingency Fee Retainer Agreements

We work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we only get paid when your claim is successfully resolved. We then receive an agreed upon percentage of the funds you receive as payment for our services.

We will hire and pay the experts that are needed to develop the evidence in your case, be they doctors, engineers or life care planners.  You will never be asked to contribute to the cost of developing evidence in the case or pay anything towards legal fees until a settlement or judgment is received.  We use these agreements to ensure that every person who is seriously injured in a car accident can access justice, not just those who have money.

Quality Over Quantity– Toronto Sport Injury Lawyers

At McLeish Orlando, we believe in providing top quality service to a smaller number of seriously injured clients, rather than taking on as many clients as we can. This means that we selectively consider every potential client that contacts our office and only accept clients that are seriously injured. By limiting our number of clients, we ensure that we can spend the time, energy, and resources required to provide you with the best possible service and results.

Extensive History of Helping Our Clients

At McLeish Orlando, many of our sport injury lawyers are athletes themselves. We take pride in staying physically active and healthy. We understand that injuries can happen. However, when an individual is seriously injured in a sports accident due to the negligence of another party, that is not something that we will tolerate. Our sport injury lawyers will work tirelessly to advocate on your behalf. Every sport and recreation accident file is handled by a specialized team comprised of a:

  • Partner
  • Associate Lawyer
  • Accident Benefits Coordinator
  • Law Clerk
  • Legal Assistant

Your team will be in contact with you through every step of your claim, ready to answer questions and assist with all matters.

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a sport or recreation accident, contact our office to speak to one of our Toronto sport injury lawyers to set up a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your next steps.

Sports Injury FAQs

When can you sue for a sports injury?

A claim for sports injuries can arise where the conduct of the player causing the injury is deemed to be intentional or reckless and not part of the game.  In addition, sports injuries claims can also arise from negligent coaching, defect products or devices and the failure to provide safe places to play.

Who can be held liable for sports injuries

  • Other players when their actions are intentional or reckless and cause injury.
  • Negligent coaches when they fail to recognize a dangerous situation or use improper techniques which cause injury
  • Product manufactures when their products are faulty or defective and cause injury.
  • Facility owners who fail to provide a safe space
  • Every case will be determined on the unique set of facts arising out of the injury.  To determine whether you may have a successful case, please contact us.

Does your law firm take sports injury cases?

Yes, McLeish Orlando Lawyers LLP has a very successful history of helping people who have been injured while playing sports.  Please the attached link for an example of our past success: https://www.mcleishorlando.com/result/over-10000000-awarded/

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