Participating in high school sports can be a great way for your child to stay active, socialize, and achieve their goals. Unfortunately, when our children play high school sports, there is a chance they’ll suffer an injury. If that happens to your child, it's important you understand the legal options available to you and your child. In this blog post, we'll discuss whether you can file an injury claim if your child is injured while playing high school sports in South Carolina.
Am I Allowed to File an Injury Claim if My Child’s Injured While Playing High School Sports in South Carolina?
In some instances, you can file an injury claim if your child is injured while playing high school sports in South Carolina. However, it's not as simple as it may sound. To do so, you'll need to prove that the injury was the result of another’s negligence. That negligence could be on the part of the school, the coach, the other team, or any third party involved in the game.
Tips for Filing an Injury Claim After Your Child Is Injured While Playing High School Sports in South Carolina
The first step is to gather all the facts and evidence surrounding the incident. This could include eyewitness statements, medical reports, photographs or videos of the incident, and any other relevant documentation. It's important to keep a record of everything as it may be useful later if you decide to pursue legal action.
Once you’ve gathered and analyzed all the facts and evidence surrounding the incident, if you believe that the school or any other party involved in the game was at fault for your child's injury, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. A lawyer will be able to assess your case and provide you with advice on the best course of action.
It's important to note that you'll need to act quickly if you're considering filing an injury claim. South Carolina has a statute of limitations of three years for personal injury claims. This means that you have three years from the date of the incident to file a claim. Waiting too long to act could mean that you lose your right to seek compensation.
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After your child has been injured due to negligence while playing high school sports, dealing with paperwork and insurance companies can be overwhelming. That's why it's crucial to have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side. A personal injury attorney will prioritize your and your child’s best interests and fight for the compensation you and your child deserve.
Pierce, Sloan, Kennedy & Early LLC boasts a legal team with a proven track record of recovering millions of dollars for clients who have suffered severe injuries due to the negligence of others. We want to hear your story, and, if possible, help you hold those at fault for your child’s high school sports injury accountable.
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