Personal Foul on Personal Injury Lawyers
What’s next to be lost to lawsuits? How about football…
While a game of pigskin, tackles, tailgating and autumn weekend afternoons may seem harmless to many, New Hampshire residents point out that the dangers involving football plays may peak the attention of lawyers.
The New York Times quotes Dr. Paul Butler at Dover High School stating that if the school didn’t put in its own regulations, “the lawyers will do it for us” someday.
We’ve reported before about some of America’s best past times being lost to lawsuits – remember the reports from playgrounds across the country where “seesaws are being torn out, jungle gyms lowered and merry-go-rounds removed?”
This is even an issue in California, where a legislator has drafted language to put regulations around what kind of fun you can have at the beach. These limitations include “digging a hole deeper than 18 inches in the sand” and “disturbing any rock on a beach.”
Shouldn’t we be able to live in a country where we take our own initiative to make sure that games are healthy and regulations are appropriate, rather than being afraid of lawyers and legal fees to keep us in line?
If thinking that is a penalty, then we’ll take the five yard loss and keep our gameday.