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My son was badly injured during his high school football
practice. He had to undergo extensive surgery and physical therapy — both of
which have proven very expensive and time-consuming (he had to take several
weeks off school). Can we sue the school for his injuries?Unfortunately, it’s impossible to give this poster a
definitive answer. The outcomes of these types of cases vary dramatically
according to the fact of each individual case. In general, however, school
sports injury lawsuits are pretty hit or miss. Because of the uncertain nature
of sports injury cases, it’s usually a good idea to retain a personal injury
attorney, as soon as possible. An experienced attorney will assess the school’s
negligence, determine the effect signing a participation waiver may have on the
school’s liability, and research legal precedent to support your child’s case.
When I was visiting my friend’s apartment, I fell and
injured my knee when I tripped on some carpet that was coming up on the stairs
leading to her apartment. Can I sue her landlord for my injuries?
Landlords have a duty to maintain and keep common areas safe.
This poster may have a claim if the landlord knew (or reasonably should have
known) that the carpet presented a foreseeable tripping risk. If it was fairly
obvious that the broken carpet might cause someone to trip, and the poster could
not have reasonably seen the potential danger, the poster should consider
speaking with a personal injury attorney. The landlord-tenant laws vary from state
to state, and even from city to city, so a local personal injury attorney would
be in the best position to advise the poster on the strength of his or her
claim according to the relevant laws.Those are just a couple examples of some of the great personal injury questions our visitors get help resolving every day. If you have a question or have some great advice, make sure you stop by FindLaw Answers today!Related Resources:
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Source: Legal Law Firm