There are many positive aspects to high school sports. Sports teach adolescents important lessons in self-discipline, hard work, team work, timeliness, and good sportsmanship all while promoting a healthy lifestyle now and in the future. But every year, often due to the negligence of school employees, 1.4 million adolescents are injured while playing or practicing for high school sports.
Certain sports hold a higher chance for injury. Parents with children participating in the following sports should preach the importance of sports safety. The sports most likely to cause accidents as reported by the Center for Disease Control include:
Although sports-related injuries have dropped to almost half of what they once were, accidents are still a pressing issue and proper precaution should be taken by students and coaches alike while on or off the playing field.
If certain extra steps are taken to ensure the safety of everyone involved in each high school sport, injuries can be avoided for the most part. Coaches should encourage players to:
If your child has been injured while playing a high school sport and you believe another’s negligence was to blame, contact the Green Bay personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to discuss your case and to schedule an initial consultation.