Due to their very nature, sport and recreational activities can often result in injury. Following an accident, it is natural to have questions about who is responsible and what can be done. The experienced attorneys at The Buckfire Law Firm have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the confusion after an injury, and we want to answer any and all questions regarding your accident.

Our skilled lawyers can also assist you in every step of your case. Whether it is collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, or calculating damages, we will work hard to put you at ease during this troubling time.

Know When a Sports Injury is Accidental or the Result of a Negligent Party

Injuries are commonplace in any type of physical activity. If an accident was wholly due to your own actions, your health insurance company will be responsible for paying for your treatment. However, when negligence is present, it is vital to identify all parties who may have been reckless so that you can hold them financially liable for your damages. Many different parties could act inappropriately, resulting in preventable sports injuries, including:

  • Owners of sports facilities
  • Coaches
  • School districts
  • Trainers or medical staff
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Teammates or opponents
  • Fans

Get Answers to Your Questions Below

As sports accident and recreational injury lawyers, we recognize you may have many questions if you or a loved one has been injured in sports or recreational activity. Every recreational or sports injury case is different, but many of the cases we see involve commonly asked questions. Answering these questions may give you an idea of what your case looks like and what steps need to be taken. Some of the general questions include:

Below are more of the frequent questions we have received from past clients who have a sport or recreational injuries. We want to answer many of these questions. Of course, you probably have questions specific to your situation that require the attention of top-rated sports and recreational injury lawyers. Do not hesitate to call a dedicated and compassionate attorney from Buckfire Law.

The Buckfire Law Firm is dedicated to helping you file a sports injury claim. Proving negligence can be a difficult and time-consuming legal process. Our talented team of lawyers are skilled in proving reckless behavior. Additionally, each step of the legal procedure will be explained so that you are aware of your rights and how the process will play out in your case.

Call us after your sports injury or recreational accident for a free, no-obligation case review to tell us your story. We are waiting to help you.

Boaters in Michigan have a legal duty to drive their boats in a safe and non-negligent manner. A boater operator that is careless, reckless, or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be sued for an accident. Passenger on the same boat and other boats can file claims for settlement compensation.

Michigan has the Equine Liability Act for equestrian accidents. This law allows lawsuits in a very limited number of circumstances. You should call our experienced horseback riding accident attorneys to discuss your case. We will let you know if you are allowed to pursue a claim.

A person injured in a hunting accident can often demand compensation from the negligent party. You must prove that the were the victim of another hunter’s negligence actions to get a settlement. For example, if you were shot by another hunter who failed to identify the target before pulling the trigger you can likely pursue a claim.

To get compensation after a snowmobile accident, you must prove that your injury was caused by another person’s negligence conduct. If you were a passenger, it could be the driver of your snowmobile or another vehicle. For drivers, it could be a snowmobiler that hits you while driving on the wrong side of the trail.

In some cases, a property owner can be held liable for dangerous hazards where snowmobilers are known to ride during the winter. This could include a heavy chain across a trail or another dangerous condition known to the landowner.

If you lost a loved one to a drowning death, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Cases can be filed against negligent swimming pool owners, hotels, and other locations for failing to have proper safety equipment in place. In some cases, the failure to have lifeguards or having inattentive lifeguards provides the basis for a lawsuit.

To file a drowning death lawsuit, you need to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. This will help in gathering evidence needed to win your case.

There are many circumstances when you can sue if your child was hurt playing a sport. This includes pick-up games, school sports, and other organized sports.
To win a case against an organized sports league, you must prove that the league organizer was negligent in causing the injury. For example, failing to secure a soccer net that falls on a player or having a hazard on the playing field. You may be able to pursue a claim even if you signed a waiver when you signing up your child up to play in the league.

There are other cases where you can sue another sports participant. These lawsuits are brought when another participant acts with excessive aggression outside of the regular bounds of the sport. For example, when a baseball player intentionally runs over a second baseman instead of sliding to avoid contact.

The ability to sue for a sports injury is based primarily on the actions of the participants during the game. Eyewitnesses and game videos are helpful to winning a case.

In Michigan, there are legal limitations for suing a ski resort or ski operator for injuries that occur on the slopes. In most cases, there must be a hazard on ski slope itself that causes an injury. The fact that you were injured going downhill is not enough.

There are cases for skier vs. skier injuries. This is when one skier is reckless and crashes into another skier causing a serious injury. The injured skier can sue the one that caused the crash and the homeowner’s insurance often pays a settlement.