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Representation for Athletes
The Fort Lauderdale personal injury law firm of Lyons, Snyder & Collin aggressively represents athletes who were injured in automobile, motorcycle, and cycling accidents throughout Broward County.
Athletes deserve special attention
The lawyers at Lyons, Snyder & Collin represent athletes at all levels, from the casual cyclist, to the fanatical crossfit instructor, to professional football players. 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. 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 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
A 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 injurie(s) 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 attorneys 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 “manufacturing” an injury 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.
Call now for your free immediate consultation
The personal injury attorneys at Lyons, Snyder & Collin handle every kind of personal injury claim that results from another driver’s negligence on the road. If you are an athlete that has been injured in an automobile/motorcycle/cycling accident, it is important to immediately contact a personal injury attorney familiar with athletes in order to preserve and protect your rights. Weekend and evening appointments are always available. To learn how we can help, contact the Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys at Lyons, Snyder & Collin 24 hours, 7 days a week at 954.462.8035.
Lyons, Snyder & Collin are proud supporters of the following cycling organizations:
- The SMART Ride
- South Broward Wheelers