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02 Oct Contact Sports Liability Insurance
A lot of sports involve some degree of contact (basketball, baseball, soccer, etc). However, to be truly considered a contact sport, the ante must be upped considerably. In sports like football, hockey and lacrosse, athletes of herculean size and strength collide head-on at impossible speeds. Karate competitors launch the same fists they use to break stacks of bricks at their opponents. Boxers sustain round after round of powerful, expertly landed punches to their face and upper bodies. MMA fighters must constantly maintain their balance or face the risk of being brought to the ground and pummeled into defeat. The list goes on and on. Certainly, all of these athletes know the risks of their sport when it pertains to their own health and bodies. But what about the consequences they may face if they injure one of their opponents? Helmets and pads won’t protect them from a lawsuit.
Fortunately, custom contact sports liability insurance plans are available to lessen the risk athletes face by competing in brutally physical sports. Make no mistake, those risks are real, and they are considerable. Lawsuits stemming from contact sports injuries are filed every day. It’s no surprise, either. In these sports, things are often happening very fast, and one wrong decision made in the blink of an eye can lead to disastrous results. However, one cannot play with a trace of timidity, for that would put themselves at risk. The best way for these athletes to play freely and to the best of their abilities is to have a contact sports liability insurance plan in place.