Personal Injury Claims & Sports Injuries

 

suing for personal injury for injuries while playing a sport

Playing sports – especially contact sports – brings with it an inherent risk of injury. Most injuries sustained playing sports are relatively minor, for example, scrapes, bruises, or sprain/strain injuries. However, more serious injuries, like fractures or concussions, while less common, are certainly a realistic possibility.

In these instances, would a player have a personal injury claim to pursue for the injuries sustained while playing their sport? This blog will look at the potential claims to be pursued, and some of the issues that can arise with these types of claims.

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Visiting Walk-In Clinics During your Recovery

walk in clinics after a motor vehicle accident

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Developing an ongoing relationship with your doctor is invaluable, especially during your recovery from an accident. However, finding a family physician has become increasingly difficult for Albertans in recent years, and doctors accepting new patient are almost unheard of. Not having a regular doctor is the norm, and this has led meany people to seek primary care from Medicentres and walk-in clinics.

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The Importance Of Taking Pictures After a Slip and Fall or Any Injury

Personal Injury - Slips and Falls

Pictures Speak Louder Than Words

Slip and falls happen without warning, yet it may not be obvious what to do when they occur.  Amidst the shock and potential injuries, taking out your phone to take pictures may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, pictures taken after a fall can become your best friend if you need to make a personal injury claim. This includes taking pictures of any hazards at the scene, such as patches of ice or liquid spills, and of any visible injuries you may have suffered. Here are some of the reasons why taking pictures after a slip and fall is of utmost importance:

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Tell your doctor

Complaining: It’s Not All Bad

When you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, visiting your doctor regularly to report your symptoms is essential to your recovery. This builds the medical evidence of your injuries, which is vital to a personal injury claim. Seeing the doctor to report your injuries as soon as possible after the accident is crucial, but it is also essential to return to provide status updates. This is especially true if the treatment protocol isn’t addressing your injuries, and you aren’t seeing improvements with time.

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Mitigating Your Losses After an Accident

Duty to Mitigate Your Losses After an Accident

The concept of mitigation is closely related to managing risk and personal responsibility. It is frequently described by the phrases ‘mitigating your losses’ or someone having a ‘duty to mitigate.’ While mitigation is a legal concept, it is rooted in everyday personal responsibility for lessening your losses. Mitigating your losses simply refers to taking reasonable steps after suffering a loss to decrease the impact of that loss. This guards against it getting worse in the future. For example, if you got a cut, you would clean and bandage it instead of bleeding out.

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