In the first quarter of a 0-0 game, a rookie kicker NFL kicker by the name of Bill Gramatica goes into a superfluously enthusiastic celebration after successfully kicking a 41-yard field goal. Gramatica’s exceeding joy immediately turned to pain as he tore his ACL in the unnecessary celebration.
The truth is, whether you’re an elite athlete or your softball team’s back up left fielder, sports injuries are a common thing. Unfortunately, sometimes injuries occur due to the acts of frustration of an opponent on the playing field or court. From time to time people let themselves get carried away in the game and take their anger out on another player or participant. But just because something like this may be common does not mean is acceptable.
If you or someone you know have been harmed in such an exchange, especially when those injuries exceed what is considered your scope of consent in playing the game, you may be due compensation. It is important to pursue this compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and any emotional strain caused by this person’s actions.
It is also important that you take action now. There is a Statue of Limitations on how long you have to file your case, but it may be longer than you think. If you are in Miami and you feel you may have a case, the team at Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert are committed to help you receive the full compensation you need to recover physically and financially from your sports injury.