One of the most popular afterschool activities for young girls is gymnastics. There are thousands of gyms devoted to offering gymnastics classes for children from the ages of 6 to 18. Many of these girls and their parents were likely inspired by the star status that many of the American Olympic gymnastic athletes have gained because of their sport. However, while this activity does promote athleticism, friendly competition, teamwork and agility, it is also incredibly dangerous.
Gymnastics can lead to more injuries, and more serious types of injuries, than almost any other afterschool activity. If your child has been seriously injured while practicing gymnastics, contact the San Antonio personal injury lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999 to learn more about your legal options.
Reasons for Injuries Sustained
Gymnastics is an inherently dangerous sport, and thus some accidents are bound to happen even in the safest of gyms. However, certain issues can contribute to serious injury. Gym errors resulting in injury may include:
- Rusty parts or loose connections and faulty joints on equipment.
- Old mats that no longer have proper padding.
- Inadequate mat coverage and other safety devices throughout the gym.
- Inexperienced teachers or neglectful instructors who do not pay proper attention to each student.
If your child has suffered a serious injury while practicing gymnastics during a class, contact the experienced San Antonio personal injury lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999 to discuss the facts of your case.