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Sports Safety and Your Kids

Most people are celebrating that spring is upon us, despite some of the recent weather reports.

And opening day for major league baseball will soon follow.

It’s also a reminder to us that as you think about your children’s participation in any sport, you want to be sure that the equipment and the fields they play on are in line with top safety standards.   We’ve heard so much about concussions in professional and college sports.  It should be emphasized that kids – both boys and girls – are not immune from concussions and serious injury.

As a case in point, a Pennsylvania jury has awarded $1.7 million to a Little League player who was hit in the head by a foul ball in the dugout on the day before his 12th birthday.

According to media reports, his lawyer says “Zachary Hoffman sustained a traumatic brain injury when he was struck at Chadwick Field in Sewickley, Penn., in 2015.  The lawyer argued the dugout was not properly protected by a fence. A jury found the Pittsburgh suburb and the Avonworth and Quaker Valley Athletic Associations responsible for the now-14-year-old’s injuries.”

Theodoros & Rooth applauds the many athletic programs that put safety first.  At the same time, many overlook obvious problems that could cause serious injury.

If one of your children has been hurt due to negligence on the part of a school or other sports organization, we want to hear your story.  Whether it’s an unsafe baseball field or a defective product, Theodoros & Rooth has decades of experience representing those who have suffered a personal injury and we fight aggressively for their justice.  Please contact us today for a free consultation.