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Safety Tips for Your High School Athlete That May Prevent a Wrongful Death


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9/1/2014
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Parents enroll their children into sports to help them with self-confidence, for exercise, to learn responsibility, and to make friends. They never think this sort of activity would end in death. Sports-related injuries are one of the biggest causes of teenage deaths due to many causes—including concussion, sudden cardiac arrest, and heat stroke. Here, a wrongful death attorney in Boise discusses ways you may be able to prevent such a tragedy from happening to your child.

Ways to Possibly Prevent an Athlete’s Death

  • Take your child to receive a physical examination from a doctor to ensure he is healthy enough to participate in sports, prior to playing.
  • Make sure your child warms up and stretches before playing.
  • Provide your child with enough water and encourage him to drink it during the sport to decrease his chances of becoming dehydrated.
  • Make sure your child cools down and stretches after engaging in sports.
  • Incorporate rest days into his schedule.
  • Allow him to only play one sport at a time to prevent injuries and overexertion.
  • Encourage your child to take rest breaks when necessary, despite what the coaches may tell him he is able to do.
  • Ensure that your child has all of the necessary safety gear and wears it when playing.
  • Talk with your child’s coaches and athletic trainers to implement an emergency plan if an injury should occur.
  • Don’t be afraid to speak up to your child’s coach if you are concerned they are playing too much or in unsafe conditions.

Your child matters the most to you in the world and you would do all you could to protect him. However, if the worst should happen, the Morton Law Offices want to help you get the justice you deserve. Contact us today to speak with an attorney about your situation.

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