Injuries: Sports and Community Activities in Austin, Texas
Austin is blessed with some of the most beautiful scenery in our entire State. When you combine the beautiful outdoors with Austin’s young and vibrant population, you get all sorts of exciting and competitive outdoor activities. Every day you can find Austin residents enjoying everything our city has to offer, including competitive and amateur sports.
Unfortunately, sometimes playing a little too hard can cause serious injuries. Many are on the wrong end of an illegal football tackle, a sliding soccer tackle, or on the receiving end of an errant fastball. If you have, hopefully you just picked yourself up, dusted yourself off, and kept playing. However, sometimes you are just not that fortunate.
Hopefully this never happens to you; but if it should, the injury lawyers at Funk & Associates might be able to help. However, before you think about hiring a lawyer, you should have an understanding of the law. In 2005, Texas passed the Equine Activity Act. The Equine Activity Act revived something called the “Competitive Sports Doctrine,” making it harder for victims of sporting accidents, who are injured by their negligent peers, to seek relief. Due to the revival of the Competitive Sports Doctrine, if you are injured, you must prove that the person that injured you was acting with recklessness and actual malice. Recklessness and Actual Malice is a higher standard to meet than just regular negligence.
If you were injured by someone while playing a sport, please do not hesitate to call our offices. Although I cannot promise we will take your personal injury case on, I will carefully listen to your story and make a decision within one business day. At Funk & Associates we pride ourselves in helping people just like you.