Youth Sports Accident Statistics

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Youth Sports Accident Statistics

Participation in recreational sports activities is one of the leading causes of injuries in children and youths. Every year, millions of children in the U.S. participate in sports such as baseball, softball basketball, soccer, football, swimming and other sports. While such activities can help a child’s development, they can often lead to various types of youth sports injuries and accidents.

Below are some youth sports accidents statistics. These were compiled from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National SAFE Kids Campaign, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The statistics mainly apply to children 14 years of age and younger.

Youth sports accidents among children aged 14 years and younger:

Number of hospital emergency room visits by sport for children ages 5 to 14 in 2009:

Seeking Legal Help

Youth sports injury lawsuits can often involve monetary damages awards to help cover medical bills, insurance fees, rehab and therapy costs, and other economic considerations. You may wish to contact a lawyer if you need help filing a personal injury claim that involves children’s sports. Your lawyer can help identify the key legal issue in your case, and can represent you during the litigation process.

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Last Modified: 05-16-2014 03:24 PM PDT

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