Pickleball is a paddle racquet sport that is growing fast in this country. It is different from tennis and paddleball, based on the paddle used to play the game and the rules. The pickleball courts do resemble tennis courts more than paddleball courts, with a similar net feature to the courtside game locale. But the pickleball paddle is heavier than a paddleball paddle, and has rounded holes in the paddle. The rules of pickleball are different as well, and mix tennis with ping pong rules. The ball used is a wiffle ball, which is light as air, compared to the heavy paddle that is meant to volley the ball across the net, which is heavy like a paddleball paddle. This will keep people off balance, and promote many slips, trips and falls, as they try to use a heavier paddle to pilot a light as air plastic ball across a tennis net during the game. The pickleball racquet is heavier than a tennis racket but the ball is a wiffle ball, which will be an injury waiting to happen if one team player goes for a final volley and slams the racquet onto the head of a team mate instead of the light plastic wiffle ball!
The cost of pickleball injuries to people in this country may exceed $400 million a year. Some people consider pickleball a milder alternative to tennis, which can be a mistake. Pickleball is as risky as tennis when players are running during the game and volleying the ball across the net, and the risks of injury are very high among all aged players. Seniors are playing pickleball expecting to stay in shape, but they are risking injuries that can include facial traumas, orbital traumas and torn rotator cuffs.3 If you are injured playing pickleball, you can call us at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879> today.
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Poorly Maintained Pickleball Courts Sport Gruesome and Severe Injuries for the Elderly
The injuries sustained by the elderly and people of any age using a poorly maintained pickleball courts has increased the seriousness of injuries from people playing this sport. Some people who have recently started playing pickleball, assume that it is much less strenuous than playing tennis, but that is rarely the case. A tennis ball has weight and the ball is easier to hit when it bounces, whereas the pickleball sport uses a wiffle ball, which is lighter and airy, and you have to possibly lunge more, to predict where the ball will go during volley play. People playing pickleball who dive for the ball during the game, are not able to protect their wrists from an injury, and can slip, trip, and fall during playing of the sport, receiving a serious injury as a result.4 The other injuries sustained by pickleball players are just as serious, and can include:
Strains and sprains
Dislocation of limbs
Brain injury being hit with the ball
Broken hip lunging for the ball
If you have been injured by playing pickleball, you can call us to review your case for free. Just call us now a the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879> today.
Assaults and Sexual Assaults Are Common on Pickleball Courts
Many people are caught up in the wave of new participants to the pickleball craze. There are many people of all ages, who are excited to go out and play the alternative to tennis, pickleball, and get their “swing on.” But there will be the same problems that will occur, when people forget that they are going into the public arena to play on an outdoor tennis court in a park, or to play pickleball in a club tennis court, at various times during the day or evening. Just because you are playing the super fun sport of pickleball, it does not mean that predators will not target you just the same as these offenders would target anyone who is in a park or at a tennis court after hours playing a physically draining sport.
You will become vulnerable to assailants and sexual predators when you are more focused on your pickleball game, than on the creepers who have been watching you the entire time you have been playing on the tennis court, and who will target you with a physical attack on your person. It is well-known that sexual assaults and assaults in general, are perpetrated by people who are attracted to parks and outdoor recreational areas after hours and in the hours of darkness, when the criminals can hide under the cloak of night to stake out their victims.2 Anyone who goes out to the pickleball court in the evening, even if going in pairs, is risking being sexually assaulted or assaulted in general, because of risks against the personal safety of an individual who is in a public park or recreational area alone after dark. If you are attacked, beat up, hit, personally assaulted or sexually assaulted while you were playing pickleball, going to play pickleball or coming away from a game of pickleball, you need to call our law offices to talk to our legal team about your personal injuries. Just call us now at DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879>, to review your claim with you today.
Poor Training and Bad Equipment Rule the Day at the Pickleball Court
Seniors who are taking up the sport of pickleball are becoming injured in record numbers. They take up a pickleball racquet and start playing on a pickleball court, but have no training, poor training or are using crumbling courts with major hazards. It is also likely that pickleball players can be hit in the eye with the ball as it is smacked across the net. For players in their 60s, it is a risk that they can experience a retinal detachment with a mild vitreous hemorrhage in the eye area, which can be a serious ailment and affect vision in these players.1 Most pickleball players do not focus on wearing protective eye gear or special sport glasses, as added protection for their eyes. It may have come as a shock to you that you got injured playing pickleball, and if this has happened to you, you can call us to talk about your personal injuries with a lawyer with experience in personal injury claims. Just call our legal team to review your claim today, at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879>>.
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We offer you a free second opinion case review, when you talk to our attorneys who specialize in personal injuries from playing pickleball. We have experienced lawyers who will review your claim with you for free, and you can call us now to go over your claim today. We will give you the access you need to review your claim with a lawyer with a specialty in personal injuries. Call us today to review your claim with an experienced attorney in Los Angeles at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879> today.
Can I Sue for a Pickleball Injury?
Yes, we can sue for a pickleball injury that you sustained by playing pickleball at a tennis court or other court suited for this sport. If you have played pickleball at any other type of court area at a park or otherwise, you can still call us to review your claim with you as well. You can get access to our Los Angeles case lawyers, who can file a lawsuit on your behalf based on your personal injury claim.
Average Case Value of a Pickleball Injury
The average case value of a pickleball injury will depend on the extent of your injuries from playing the sport. You can call us to review your claim with you, and we will help you to gain the recovery compensation package that you deserve in this case. The value of your personal injury claim may range from $30,000 to $3 million, depending on the seriousness of your injuries, and if there were any life-altering problems or permanent injuries based on your final diagnosis and recovery.
How Long Does It Take to Settle and to Get Paid on These Cases?
It can take 4-7 months to settle out and get paid on your pickleball personal injury case. We will be here for you during the entire process, and you can still be under your doctor’s care when we review your claim for the first time.
Statute Of Limitations – How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
The statute of limitations in California for personal injury lawsuit filing is two years. The statute of limitations in California for harassment and discrimination lawsuit filing is one year, with a two year timeframe to file for wrongful termination.
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1Atkinson, C. F., Patron, M. E., & Joondeph, B. C. (2022). Retinal Tears Due To Pickleball Injury. Retinal Cases & Brief Reports, 16(3), 312–313. https://doi.org/10.1097/ICB.0000000000000965
2Budd, K., Mancini, C., & Bierie, D.M. (2018). Parks, playgrounds and incidents of sexual assault. Sexual Abuse a Journal of Research and Treatment, 1-27. https://doi:10.1177/1079063218797712
3Vitale, K., & Liu, S. (2020). Pickleball: Review and Clinical Recommendations for this Fast-growing Sport. Current Sports Medicine Reports, 19(10), 406–413. https://doi.org/10.1249/JSR.0000000000000759
4Weiss, H., Dougherty, J., & DiMaggio, C. (2021). Non-fatal senior pickleball and tennis-related injuries treated in United States emergency departments, 2010-2019. Injury Epidemiology, 8(1), 34. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40621-021-00327-9
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