The United States Tennis Association recently found itself facing a lawsuit, which was filed by popular star, twenty one year old Eugenie Bouchard. According to the paperwork she filed, the association failed to make sure that the locker room the star’s used during the U.S. Open was safe. As a result she slipped and hit her head hard enough to sustain a concussion.
Bouchard is a serious athlete with an impressive record, including finishing second a Wimbledon. At one time Bouchard who represents Canada, was ranked number five in the world. According to her lawsuit, not only did the locker room slip and concussion cause her an enormous amount of pain, but her inability to be on the tennis court while she waited for the concussion to heal resulted in a great deal of economic loss.
The star was returning, victorious, from playing a round of mixed doubles. Shew as in the physiotherapy room in the Billie King National Tennis Center when she lost her footing on something unidentified but slippery and fell. Her head struck the floor, which resulted in the concussion that kept her off the tennis courts.
The concussion was so severe she was not only forced to withdraw herself from the U.S. Open, but she also had to withdraw from Asian tournaments where she was expected to do well. The impact the injury has had on her career is undeniable. Since that day, her world rank has slipped 13 spots, and it’s widely believed that it will slip even further.
At this point, the United States Tennis Association has not commented on the situation. This is not unusual, the organization has long had a policy about not discussing any lawsuits of any type while they are still active in the court system.
Falls are not something to be taken lightly. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that nearly 5% of work related fatalities for women are the result of fall, and that falls account for 11% of male work fatalities. In the course of a year, hospitals around the United States expect to deal with over 8 million fall related injuries. Businesses report that the leading reason given for an employ applying for workers compensation is a fall that occurred during work, and a large number of those cases cited poorly maintained floors or bad flooring material to be the cause of the fall.
Most falls result in a broken bone or concussion similar to the one suffered by Bouchard.
If you were injured in a fall, or if someone you know was killed in a fall that was triggered by neglect, the best thing you can do is contact a wrongful death attorney in Tampa. The wrongful death attorney in Tampa will look at the details of your case and take the steps to make sure you receive proper compensation.
The sooner you contact the wrongful death attorney in Tampa, the better since the memories of witnesses will still be clear, making it possible for the attorney to present an accurate case.