A professional sports team can make use of a lot of professional contacts, but is a lawyer really one of them? We're going to argue that, yes, a lawyer can make a very important contribution, especially when it comes to your most valuable players.
It's important that your most valuable players be insured against injury, because any kind of injury can happen at any time. We've heard of more than a couple teams losing their people to serious slip and fall accidents. A broken leg can mean the difference between a great season and a bad one. Who knows how much that bad season will cost in endorsements.
For slips and falls as well as other injuries, you're going to want to have a lawyer on speed dial for your team. Remember that you may find yourself fighting either the person who injured your player, or the insurance company that completely refuses to pay up. In either case, you want to have the situation resolved as soon as possible so that your player can get healed up and back on the field.
You don't have to go to the expense of having a lawyer on retainer. In our experience, only a few slip and fall injuries at most will happen during a year. Instead of keeping up with a fee, you can just call the lawyers when the injury happens. Most personal injury attorney who handle slip and fall cases will work on contingency. You won't have to pay until you win with this model, so it's great for teams that don't have a lot saved up for legal expenses.