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Stop School Sports Injuries: What Can Parents Do

Written By Eva Brindisi Pearlman | September 17, 2017

 

The new school year has arrived here in Central NY and many children will be participating in fall spots such as football and soccer. Did you know that in New York State, about 4,000 children aged 19 and under are treated for sports-related traumatic brain injuries in hospitals every year? Learn 10 tips on how as a parent you can help keep your children safe and prevent sports injuries in our latest blog from the personal injury lawyers at Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi & Pearlman.

Are Sports Waivers Valid: Who Is Liable If My Child Gets Injured?

Written By Eva Brindisi Pearlman | October 8, 2016

 

Many parents sign sports waivers without a second thought, but is it the right choice? In some states, high school sports waivers are required and, oftentimes, a child athlete cannot participate in high school sports without one. Under New York law, a release or waiver of liability signed by a parent is not binding on a minor child since a parent cannot waive a child’s right to sue for damages due to injury. Learn what you need to know about sports waivers in New York State.

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School Sports Injuries: What You Need To Know

Written By Eva Brindisi Pearlman | September 9, 2016

 

With school back in session, many children and teens are gearing up to play their favorite fall sport. According to a study done by Johns Hopkins, there are 30 million adolescents in the United States that participate in youth sports activities. While many walk away unharmed, over 775,000 children under the age of 14 are hospitalized or treated in the emergency rooms due to sports injuries each year. Learn some tips on how you can keep your children safe this sports season by preventing sports injuries.

Let's Help Our Children Prevent Sports Injuries

Written By Eva Brindisi Pearlman | September 22, 2015

 

The positive benefits of participation in sports at an early age are well documented. Some of these benefits include greater self-confidence and self-esteem, healthier lifestyle choices that include eating more fruits and vegetables, a lower risk of becoming overweight, greater strength, greater bone density, exposure to positive role models, making friends more easily and higher graduation rates among others.

Back To school means An Increase In Sports Related Injuries

Written By Eva Brindisi Pearlman | September 8, 2015

 

Back to school means back to sports or first time sport try-outs for many kids. Football, soccer, cheerleading, gymnastics, baseball, basketball, volleyball, hockey, you name it, kids of all ages are participating in team sports in record numbers. As those numbers increase so do the injuries. Millions of middle school, high school and college age boys and girls across the country are injured participating in sports annually.

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