Research Shows Contact Sports Cause Over 600,000 Injuries A Year To High School Athletes.

Sports fans often say that “injuries are part of the game.” In many ways, we have become numb to seeing someone get hurt while playing a sport like football or lacrosse. These are contact driven, highly competitive events in which the athletes are required to wear pads for a reason. However, injuries can be derailing and life threatening, and have consequences far beyond the playing field. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.

According to a study done by researchers at Yale University, high school athletes endure 601,900 injuries per year, costing roughly $19.2 billion for high schools. High school athletes are more prone to injuries than college or professional athletes for several reasons. For one, their technique is not as sound, which increases the risk that they will perform an awkward motion that results in injury. Another major factor is the fact that high schoolers are not as physically mature as professional and college athletes, and often times cannot take the stress and force that contact sports puts on their bodies.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of the negligence of another, act now and contact one of our expert personal injury attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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