Each spring and summer, we receive many inquiries regarding injuries that occurred while playing sports. Most of these inquiries are from parents whose children have been injured during an in-school or after-school sporting activity. For the most part, most sports injuries are not actionable. In other words, playing a sport inherently has certain risks of physical harm. This means that the participant assumes the risk of getting hurt during normal play. For example, a child who breaks his ankle sliding into home plate will most likely not have a claim against the school, park or any members of the team. There may be exceptions where the injury results from a dangerous condition on the playing field or if the person in charge creates a dangerous situation that is outside the scope of normal sports activity. Each case is different, but a person cannot bring a successful legal action merely because he/she gets hurt playing sports at school, on a ball field or at a social event.