The Plantation personal injury trial attorneys of Lyons, Snyder & Collin aggressively represent athletes who were injured in automobile, motorcycle, and cycling accidents throughout Broward County
Athletes injured in crashes deserve special attentionThe personal injury lawyers at Lyons, Snyder & Collin represent athletes of all levels who were involved in car accidents. From the casual cyclist, to the weekend yogi, to the basketball junkie to the fanatical CrossFit instructor - we know how devastating the effects of a crash can take on your body. Every lawyer in the firm exercises on a daily basis, in some shape or form. Exercising enhances our lives not only physically, but mentally and emotionally. As a result, and unlike other personal injury attorneys, we understand the mental and emotional pain from being unable to exercise after a car crash. Our lawyers would be miserable if we couldn't partake in our daily basketball, yoga, or golf outings; as such, we will work tirelessly to ensure you are financially compensated (“made whole”) if you are unable to participate in your daily exercise activities.
Athletes injured in crashes should receive special compensation.
Injuries suffered to athletes as a result of automobile accidents can be severe and life altering. Although lower back or neck pain can be a nuisance for some clients, the same pain can be devastating for athletes who routinely exercise.
(1) A lower back, oblique or hamstring injury for a golfer can preclude them from swinging a golf club;
(2) An elbow injury for a tennis player could preclude them from swinging a racket;
(3) An upper back injury for a swimmer could preclude them from swimming;
(4) A lower back injury could preclude a cyclist from riding;
(5) A heel injury for a jogger could preclude them from running;
(6) A shoulder injury for a softball player could preclude them from throwing / hitting;
(7) A knee injury for a basketball player could preclude them from jumping / cutting;
(8) A neck injury could preclude an individual from engaging in CrossFit.
An athlete’s inability to perform the activities they love due to the negligence of another should be a focus of their case and not an afterthought. Our personal injury attorneys are skilled at effectively relaying to insurance adjusters and, if needed, juries, about the physical, mental, and emotional importance of athletes exercising on a daily basis and, more specifically, why athletes should be compensated for being unable to exercise on a daily basis.
As you can imagine, many lawyers have not seen the inside of a gym since college – the lawyers at Lyons, Snyder & Collin believe routine exercise is necessary for a balanced life and will aggressively fight to make the negligent party pay for your injuries.
Athletes require special doctors after a car crashA large majority of personal injury lawyers send all their clients, regardless of their physical abilities, to the same chiropractors, physical therapists, and orthopedic surgeons. Our personal injury attorneys make it a priority to appropriately send our clients for treatment depending not only on their injury(ies) but based on their physical background. It may not be appropriate for a professional golfer to be treated by the same doctor as an 80-year-old retiree.
Many of the doctors we recommend to clients have specialized training with athletes and work closely with local high school and college athletic departments. As such, these doctors can not only properly evaluate injuries specific to athletes, but can effectively describe the severity of injuries to the insurance companies taking into consideration the athletes’ unique characteristics.
Plain and simple – athletes are special!
The personal injury lawyers at Lyons, Snyder & Collin love representing athletes, period! Why … because a true athlete would not miss even one day of softball, golf, or tennis unless they were truly injured. Stated another way, athletes do not receive unnecessary medical treatment at the expense of not exercising to enhance the value of their case. Few things are more satisfying than cross-examining an insurance defense attorneys’ medical expert who testifies that our client is “malingering” as to their injuries when we can point to the fact that before this incident our client hadn't missed a day at the gym in 10 years and hasn't been to the gym since the incident. Our personal injury attorneys do not sleep until we make sure our athlete clients obtain the highest possible settlement to account for their pain and suffering.
All of our personal injury practice operates on a contingency fee basis, which means that you never have to pay any fee or cost until and unless we obtain a settlement and/or jury award at trial. Of course, if we are unsuccessful, you do not pay anything. That is our no-fee guarantee.