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Attorneys Representing People Injured at Sports and Recreational Facilities in Illinois

People across the United States enjoy participating in sports and other physical activities, but unfortunately, these forms of recreation can put them at risk of injury. Whether they occur because of broken or defective equipment, inadequate supervision, or failure to address hazards, these injuries can be very serious, resulting in physical harm, disability, and even wrongful death.

If you have been injured at a swimming pool or recreational facility or while participating in sports, the premises liability attorneys of Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC will work with you to document the causes and extent of your injuries, determine the party or parties who were responsible, and help you recover the compensation you deserve. We are dedicated to achieving justice for injury victims, and we have the experience and resources you need to reach a positive outcome to your case.

Sports and Recreation Injuries

While injuries are sometimes experienced due to the physical strain involved in many sports and recreational activities, there are many cases in which injuries are the result of someone's negligence. A negligent party may be at fault in a wide variety of situations, including:

  • Maintenance failures - A sports or recreation facility should be properly maintained, and the facility's owners or operators may be held responsible if their failure to perform maintenance or address hazards results in injuries. For example, poorly maintained exercise equipment could break and harm a person using it, or people could be injured if failure to maintain basketball gym floors or athletic field turf causes tripping hazards.
  • Broken or malfunctioning equipment - The equipment used when playing sports should work and provide protection as designed. If old or broken equipment causes harm, a coach or supervisor may be responsible, or a product manufacturer may be liable for injuries from equipment that does not function properly. Facilities which rent equipment, such as roller skates, skis, or snowboards, may be liable if this equipment breaks and causes an injury. Attorney Shawn Kasserman has successfully represented families in cases involving soccer goals which tipped forward and fell on children, injuring or killing them, and he was able to secure multi-million dollar settlements and helped pass laws and standards outlawing this dangerous equipment.
  • Improper safety procedures or supervision - Coaches and supervisors should make sure that people are participating in activities safely, especially when working with children. Failure to warm up or stretch before activities can lead to injuries, and failure to stop play or properly respond to injuries can lead to further harm.

Swimming Pool Injuries

Due to the risk of drowning, swimming pools provide an additional level of danger for those who use them. The owners or operators of commercial pools or water parks, government entities that operate public pools, or homeowners with private pools may be liable for injuries that occur, including:

  • Improper supervision by lifeguards or inadequate lifeguard training can result in drowning.
  • Slip and fall injuries can occur on the surfaces around a pool.
  • Improperly maintained, damaged, or defective parts such as drains, pumps, ladders, steps, rails, or diving boards may cause injuries.
  • Improper security or inadequate fencing can result in injuries to someone who entered the facility while it was closed.
  • People may be injured by chemical imbalances or harmful contagions in the water.

Contact a Cook County Premises Liability Attorney

Negligence on the part of the owners or operators of a swimming pool, recreational facility, or sports program can lead to serious injuries, including broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, dislocated joints, or serious sprains. Those who suffer these injuries may require costly medical treatment and experience a great deal of pain and suffering. At TKK, our attorneys can help you pursue compensation that addresses these damages. Contact our office at 312-605-8800 to schedule your free consultation.

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