New Jersey Sports Accident Lawyer

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Were you injured, or was your child hurt while participating in sports or another physical recreational activity in New Jersey? If so, you could be entitled to pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and other expenses and losses if someone else’s carelessness caused the accident. Turn to a New Jersey sports accident lawyer from the law firm of Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman to discuss the details of your sports accident to learn more about the legal options you may have to seek financial recovery.

Since 1929, our firm has fought for injured people throughout New Jersey, including individuals who suffered accidental sports injuries. We provide zealous, knowledgeable, and responsive legal representation to clients at difficult times in their lives. Our dedication to success has earned us the respect of judges, regulatory authorities, and our fellow attorneys, as well as the trust of our clients.

If you were injured in a sports accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may have the right to financial compensation for your losses. Reach out to Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman for a free initial case evaluation to discuss your legal options with a New Jersey sports accident lawyer.

Why You Need Help from Our New Jersey Sports Accident Lawyers

If you’ve been injured in a sports-related accident that was not your fault, you shouldn’t have to bear the financial burden of the accident. The experienced attorneys at Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman are ready to help you seek compensation if someone else’s actions or inaction was to blame.

Accident victims and parents of children hurt in sports accidents throughout New Jersey have trusted our firm to help them because of:

Our experience

Our firm was founded in 1929, giving us many decades of legal experience we can use to your benefit. We have helped thousands of people in New Jersey pursue the compensation they deserve and look forward to putting this experience to work for you.

Our resources

Our attorneys and team of talented support staff can tackle even the most complex and challenging cases. Insurance companies often try to intimidate and overwhelm accident victims with their significant legal resources, but our team can go toe-to-toe with any attorneys.

Our track record

We are known as accident lawyers who get results. Our personal injury lawyers have tried cases in state and federal courthouses, and we have won at both the trial and appeal levels. Most importantly, we are exceptionally proud to say that four out of five new cases we receive are referrals from prior clients, clients hiring us again after we previously represented them, or other lawyers.

Our approach

Many personal injury law firms treat clients as numbers in a case file. That is not the way our New Jersey sports accident attorneys operate. We pride ourselves on providing individual attention to our clients so we can meet all their specific legal needs. We have the resources of a large law firm, but we combine that with a commitment to treating every client with the care, respect, and dignity they deserve. When you work with us, you will know what is going on throughout the legal process, and we will promptly answer any questions you have.

From our clients

I would recommend Richard Isolde to my family and friends, and he was accommodating in handling our case. He was always available by text, phone calls, and email. Most significantly, he helped us get what we deserved. Richard Isolde is always there for his clients and does whatever he can to get the job done.


Richard Isolde worked very hard on my case, making the impossible possible.
He was able to get the full amount up to the policy limit and then get punitive damages in addition. I understand that is a rare accomplishment. I am grateful for that and I congratulate him. Your firm was recommended to me by a friend and I will pay it forward by recommending him as well as PRA.


I used Mr. (SQ) Lee for a personal injury matter and could not have been any more pleased with his services. He understood my injury and helped me every step of the way. He was courteous and kind and I always felt better after speaking with him. His assistant, Sherrill, was also wonderful and together they made a great team! I would absolutely recommend them, and the firm, to anyone.


How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

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At Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman, we do not charge you any fees upfront to start work on your personal injury case. We will review your case for free, with no obligation to you. If we believe you have a claim for compensation, we will do all the legal legwork with no out-of-pocket cost to you. When we recover compensation for you, our fee then comes as a percentage of that. If we don’t win, you don’t pay us. It’s that simple.

Common Types of Sports and Recreation Accidents in New Jerse

Common types of sports and recreational accidents that residents of New Jersey suffer include:

Equipment accidents

or sports and recreation accidents caused by defective or broken sports equipment, such as gym equipment, helmets and pads, or collapsing goalposts, for example

Premises liability accidents

or sports and recreation accidents caused by dangerous conditions on the property, such as slippery floors, loose or broken flooring, hidden divots or ditches on playing fields, or lack of security measures, for example

Negligent acts

including actions or decisions by coaches, referees, or medical personnel that result in an accident or further injury to athletes, for example

Types of Injuries Frequently Suffered in Sports Accidents

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Accidents during sporting and recreational events can lead to a wide range of debilitating injuries, such as:

  • Neck and back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Head and facial injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Lacerations and abrasions
  • Dislocated joints
  • Ligament sprains and tears
  • Muscle and tendon strains and tears
  • Broken bones
  • Herniated disc injuries
  • Crush injuries

Who Could Be Liable for a New Jersey Sports Accident?

Various parties may have liability for injuries suffered by athletes or participants in sports and recreational activities. These parties can include:

Athletic and recreational facility owners

Owners of gyms, athletic fields, ice rinks, ski slopes, golf courses, stadiums, and other facilities can be held liable for a sports accident due to a dangerous condition of the facility, especially when that condition results from the facility owner’s negligent maintenance.

Equipment manufacturers

Makers of sports equipment may be held liable for design or manufacturing defects that cause a user to suffer injuries while participating in sports or other physical recreational activities

Sports leagues and teams

Sports leagues and individual teams may have liability for sports accidents caused by acts such as negligent maintenance of equipment or negligent hiring of league or team officials


Coaches could be liable for sports injuries if they fail to exercise reasonable care to protect athletes from injury, such as negligently failing to pull out an athlete who may have suffered an injury.


Referees might be liable for sports injuries caused or worsened when officials negligently fail to enforce rules or safety protocols.

Our Victories

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Our injury attorneys have secured hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients in a wide range of cases. 


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Potential Compensation for People Injured in Sports and Recreational Activities

If you were injured during a sporting or recreational activity because of the negligence or recklessness of another party, you may be entitled to recover compensation for losses you incur due to your injuries, including for:

Costs of medical treatment and rehabilitation

such as hospital stays, surgeries, physical and occupational therapy, prescription pain medications, and mobility equipment purchases

Long-term care expense

if you sustain permanent disabilities due to your injuries, including home health care services, cooking and cleaning services, and home renovations to install disability accommodations

Loss of income

when you miss time from work while recovering from sports or recreation injuries

Loss of earning capacity and job benefits

due to permanent disability rendering you unable to return to gainful employment

Physical pain and discomfort

caused by injuries and medical treatments

Emotional trauma, distress, and reduced quality of life

due to permanent disability or visible scarring and disfigurement

How Our Lawyers Help People Hurt in Sports Accidents

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Our firm helps people injured in sports accidents in New Jersey seek answers and justice. When you turn to us after being hurt in a sports accident, you can expect that we will do everything we can to maximize your recovery by:

  • Securing all available evidence from the accident to determine who caused your injuries and who might be liable for your losses
  • Documenting the physical and psychological injuries you suffered and calculating your ongoing and future anticipated expenses and losses to ensure that we pursue the full compensation that you need
  • Identifying all available sources of compensation, including applicable insurance coverage
  • Going over your legal options and making sure you know what to expect at each stage of your case
  • Finding and hiring the right expert witnesses
  • Filing your claims against the at-fault parties and insurance companies to begin pursuing compensation for you
  • Fighting for maximum financial recovery for you, whether in a negotiated settlement or by taking your case to trial if necessary

Statute of Limitations on NJ Sports Accident Claims

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Under New Jersey’s statute of limitations on injury claims, you typically have two years from the date you were injured in a sports accident to file a lawsuit against the individuals and other parties at fault for the accident and your injuries. If you wait until the statute of limitations runs out on your sports accident claim, you may well be barred from pursuing your claim. To avoid such an outcome, you should talk to a New Jersey sports accident attorney from Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman as soon as possible.

Contact Our Sports Injury Attorneys Now for a Free Claim Review

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Contact Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman today for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn how we can help you recover full and fair compensation for your injuries and expenses.


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