Fort Lauderdale Cheerleading Accidents
Cheerleading is considered one of the most dangerous sports involving young people today. A recent study by the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research found that cheerleading is the number one cause of injury in young female athletes. Cheerleading-related injuries in high schools account for nearly two thirds of all severe injuries in female athletes. In college, that figure increases to more than 70%.
One reason for the sharp increase in cheerleading injuries is the nature of the sport, and the dramatic increase in "flyers." “Flyers,” usually the smallest cheerleaders in the squad, are tossed into the air to perform stunts and acrobatics. These stuntwomen depend on other young and equally inexperienced cheerleaders – called the “safety net” - to catch, cushion, and prevent them from flying right into the ground. Unfortunately, coaches and school administrators often times turn a blind eye to the fact that the girls making up the safety net are too small and poorly trained to do their jobs.
The lawyers at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A., have decades of experience investigating and taking these types of severe injury cases. to trial. If your child was injured while cheerleading, you and your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
Cases are taken on a contingency basis; this means that we receive no attorney's fees unless we obtain a verdict or a settlement for you.
When you need a personal injury lawyer who will aggressively pursue the maximum compensation to which you are entitled, call Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A. at 877-448-8585 . Attorneys are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in English, Spanish or Creole. Sé Habla Español / Nou Parlé Creole.