Sport & Recreational Accidents

Sport & Recreational Accidents

Verdicts & Settlements

$29,500,000 Pier 34 Lawsuits Settle for $29.5 Million

$17,000,000 Duck Boat Accident Case Settles

$3,000,000 Disability Case for Former Policewoman

$2,350,000 Death, Injuries of Two Boys from Fall in Swimming Pool

$2,050,000 Diving Tank Injuries Case

$1,400,000 Baseball Helmet Injury

$1,100,000 Railing Collapse at Army-Navy Game

$ Escalator maker, victims reach deal

See Many More Multi-Million Dollar Results

Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky's team of sports accident attorneys and recreation accident attorneys has extensive experience representing victims of sports and recreational accidents.

Professional athletes, student athletes and weekend warriors should not suffer serious injuries due to poorly designed or manufactured equipment, playing surfaces or pools. Yet, for example, recreational activities and sports injuries cause 21 percent of all traumatic brain injuries among children.

Likewise, spectators have every right to expect that the facilities they enter to watch a sporting event are safe. But they occasionally are not.

SMBB's sports accident attorneys and recreational accident attorneys have successfully handled or acted as experts in dozens of these cases for our clients in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including accidents involving:

  • Lacrosse, baseball and equestrian helmet designs
  • Football injuries and concussions
  • Cardiac Arrest during athletic competitions
  • Tennis and lacrosse playing surfaces
  • Swimming pools and water parks
  • Bicycle failures
  • Sporting facilities

Proven Results

In these cases Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky lawyers have secured numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, including:

  • $2.5 million settlement for a diver who was paralyzed because the bottom of the pool he dove into sloped upwards too abruptly
  • $1 million settlement for a West Point cadet who broke his neck when a Veteran's Stadium railing collapsed during an Army-Navy football game

SMBB also is committed to making sports safer. For instance, we successfully secured a $1.4 million settlement for a high school baseball player who suffered a brain injury because his batting helmet was ineffective for pitches exceeding 60 mph. As a result of our lawsuit, the manufacturer strengthened its helmets, providing greater safety to youth baseball players nationwide.

Sports Accident and Recreational Accident Expertise

SMBB's sports accident attorneys and recreational accident attorneys are athletes. Partner Robert J. Mongeluzzi, for example, played football and lacrosse for the University of Pennsylvania and has played and coached lacrosse for 40 years. He is also an expert skier, mountain biker and wave runner. Larry Bendesky is a renowned youth baseball coach and the former president of the Lower Merion Little League.

Compensation for Sports Accidents and Recreational Accidents

Equipment manufacturers, property and facility owners, managers and maintenance contractors may all be liable. SMBB's sports and recreation accident attorneys work tenaciously to help you get all the compensation to which you may be entitled - including compensation for pain and suffering, emotional trauma, medical costs, lost income and future earnings.

If you have been injured or a family member has been injured or killed as a result of a serious sport or recreational accident, Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky is committed to obtaining all the results you need and deserve. To learn how we can help, contact our sport and recreational accident attorneys today.

Statistics Source:
"Sports Injury Facts", National Center for Sports Safety

Sport & Recreational Accidents Attorneys

Larry Bendesky
Larry Bendesky Managing Shareholder

Office: 215-575-2952
Mobile: 610-639-3221

Andrew R. Duffy
Andrew R. Duffy Partner

Office: 215-575-2988
Mobile: 609-320-4919

Robert W. Zimmerman

Office: 215-575-3898