In a tragic and sudden twist of events, a Carlsbad man has suffered a brain injury following a softball accident that resulted when an aluminum bat was flung 90 feet into the air by another batter’s swing, crossing fences and eventually striking the man in head on the bat’s decent from mid-air. He fell to the ground after the accident occurred and struck the asphalt head-first resulting in serious brain injury according to reports.
The San Diego man, a seasoned softball player, had traveled to Las Vegas for a softball tournament when the accident occurred. He was treated at a local hospital for head injuries. Reports at the San Diego Union Tribune indicate the man was unable to speak following the accident and it had appeared the area of the injury could not be fixed with an operation.
As for the man’s outcome, his condition and ability to recover remains unclear. Doctors are unsure whether he will regain his speech in a day, year or perhaps he tragically never will.
San Diego residents have banded together to raise money to help the man recover in light of the tragic accident. More than $33,000 has been donated so far to aid the man in his recovery in just one day of raising money for his cause.
SPORTS ACCIDENTS IN SAN DIEGO & BEYOND
The truth is that although accidents like these are often rare, sport accidents and injuries are not. Unfortunately, in this case, this accident was in part a result of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. When it comes to San Diego sporting injuries, here are the most common sports that cause fun to go awry.
BOATING ACCIDENTS AND INJURY
San Diego, the quintessential beach town, is known for its lovely shores and high level of beach-related sporting activities. Boating, including wakeboarding and water skiing, are each popular in our city but each activity presents an increased risk when it comes to injury. Boaters need to be sure the proper training has been acquired prior to driving a boat. All too often, boating accidents occur every summer due to a lack of knowledge behind the wheel. Wakeboard and water skiers should also be aware of boating laws and regulations. Individuals should always avoid horseplay and risk-taking when it comes to the operation of a boat, especially as riders are being towed. Never risk the health and safety of a fellow rider.
Find more information about boating safety and regulations here.
CHILDREN’S SPORTS ACCIDENTS AND INJURY
There are hundreds of schools throughout San Diego County. Throughout these schools, district-wide and intramural sports are common, and fortunately, for the most part, children are usually kept safe and accidents are minimized. However, in some cases, children’s injury can occur as a result of participating in sports such as basketball, soccer, baseball and football.
As in the case concerning the individual injured in a softball game, children are often left vulnerable to such injuries as well. Parents should always ensure their child is at the right physical, mental and physiological condition to participate in sports. Consult with a doctor to ensure your child is ready to engage in sporting activities. And if you ever feel you should step in as a parent when it comes to your child’s safety, don’t be afraid to speak up.
RECREATIONAL SPORTS ACCIDENTS
Adults, unfortunately, become injured in accidents as well. With less flexible bodies and age to boot, adults who engage in sports can unfortunately become injured. In some cases, it may not be the fault of the individual. Sometimes, products are faulty, equipment fails or perhaps the sporting club has exposed its members in some type of inadvertent harm. It’s important to always check your surroundings including the sporting equipment you’re using in addition to the facilities where you practice.
WHEN SPORT-RELATED INJURY OCCURS
If you have been injured in a sport-related accident, you may be entitled to financial recourse including remediation for your lost wages, medical bills or pain and suffering. If you suspect you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, give us a call to discuss your case and to learn your legal rights. The call is completely FREE and there are no out-of-pocket costs to hire us. Call us now 24/7 at 1-858-551-2090.
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines