When you hear about a Pensacola accident lawyer, it is only natural to assume this is in reference to car accidents. More times than not, you’d be right. There are however, many other types of accidents in which Pensacola lawyers represent victims, and if you are an avid sports participant you should definitely be aware of this particular area of law: sporting accidents.
Whether it’s a cycling accident, a track meet, or a football game, if you are an athlete of any kind, injuries are a looming possibility. To a certain extent, you acknowledge and accept this risk (in fact, there’s even a legal doctrine for this which we will get to later) but when the injury isn’t your fault, you deserve justice as much as any other accident victim of any kind, and that’s where a Pensacola accident lawyer becomes quite necessary.
What Is “Primary Assumption of Risk?”
As any Pensacola accident lawyer will tell you, in competitive sports (along with many other risky activities in life), there is a legal doctrine called the “primary assumption of risk” which essentially prevents ridiculous cases from being brought to court. For example, if you’re a football player and another player tackles you, breaking your wrist, it’s going to be very hard to sue him for this injury. Why? Because minus the ever-hard-to-prove evil intent on his part, you assumed the risk of injury the minute you stepped onto the field in a contact sport. This doctrine, however, does not shut the door completely on sports injuries.
If you have become injured as part of a sporting event at no fault of your own, a prudent Pensacola accident lawyer is immediately going to look at several things in order to ensure you are not unfairly on the hook. Things that often come into question are the safety of the venue and conditions, the responsibilities of the event organizers, and wrongful actions such as intoxicated cycling, and recklessness on the part of other participants. If you feel any of these caused or contributed to your sporting accident injury or injuries, you may have a legitimate case for recovery.
How to Know if You Should Call Joe…
Pensacola accident lawyer Joe Zarzaur of Zarzaur Law is one of the most qualified and experienced lawyers in the state at dealing with this kind of situation. In fact, Joe brings unique perspective to these cases. Beyond being one of the select few lawyers who is board-certified in civil litigation in the great state of Florida, Joe is also an avid cyclist and understands the rights of all sporting participants. He approaches these cases from a holistic perspective, analyzing each part of the situation thoroughly and exhaustively – leaving no stone unturned.
At the end of the day, Joe will fight tirelessly by your side in order to bring those who caused your injury to justice, even if the case has to go all the way to verdict. To research more about Joe or talk about your sporting accident, please contact the firm right away at 855-HIREJOE, or by requesting a free case review through our website.