Soccer fever has gripped a nation as Team USA has progressed into the knockout phase of the World Cup.
The World Cup has showcased the best of the game of soccer but there have also been glimpses of the worst, most notably when Uruguay’s Luis Suarez bit an Italian player.
Recently a case I am involved in entailing a soccer injury was featured in the Virginian-Pilot. The newspaper reported on how my client who is from Norfolk, is suing another player for $2 million for an injury he suffered in 2012, while playing a recreational league match in Virginia Beach. He claimed a foul he suffered caused him to break his tibia and fibula
The suit was filed in Chesapeake Circuit Court and references serious injuries. In this video I explain how not all injuries suffered in sports are grounds for a lawsuit, but an injury may lead to a lawsuit if, in the words of the claim, it is “outside the bounds of ordinary customs and conduct expected during such a soccer match.”
We are not in the business of filing a lawsuit for every injury that happens during a recreational sporting event. People, when they play sports, understand that some injuries may occur. As we are out there watching these World Cup players, there is some incidental contact.
You do assume some risk of injury. However, it’s our position that just because you set foot on a soccer field or a sports field, you don’t assume the risk of all injuries under all circumstances. You only assume the risk of certain injuries that would happen during the ordinary play of soccer within the rules.
If you have been injured outside of the rules or soccer, or if you have suffered a head injury in a sporting event when you should have been taken off the field, call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757.455.0077 or see CooperHurley.com