SFI Law Group

Is the creation of Paul Ticen and Henry Beam, both Phoenix area lawyers. Sports and Fitness Injuries is a specialized area of Personal Injury law. Different factual and legal issues need to be evaluated and navigated during the claim and litigation process. For instance, nearly every Sports and Fitness Injury case must confront a release and waiver that was signed prior to participating in the injury producing activity. Other times, a case may involve a highly technical area specific to a particular sport, which requires the assistance of experts that Paul Ticen and Henry Beam have access to through established networks. If you sustained Sports and Fitness Injuries, contact SFI Law Group for a consultation to evaluate your case and potential representing in pursuing a Sports and Fitness Injury claim.

About Us

Both SFI Law Group co-founders, Paul Ticen and Henry Beam, are former collegiate athletes.  Paul Ticen played intercollegiate baseball at Washington State University and Henry Beam played intercollegiate tennis at University of Michigan. As Henry Beam likes to remind Paul Ticen, Henry’s college career was wildly more successful, having earned all Big-10 honors and serving as team captain. Both remain fit and active, with Henry one of the top tennis players for his age group in the Phoenix area, and Paul actively involved in CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting and Sprinting.  Further, Paul Ticen is legal counsel for several different fitness brands, sports specific brands and athletic apparel brands throughout the Phoenix area and United States. As such, both Paul Ticen and Henry Beam have access to many experts across different sports and fitness platforms to assist with handling cases involving Sports and Fitness Injuries.

Services

Negligent Instruction and Supervision - Coaching and Training

Negligent Instruction and Supervision - Coaching and Training

In the world of specific sports, athletes can sustain injuries due to a host of factors, including improper coaching and instruction in technique, overuse injuries, athletic participation while injured or in an otherwise compromised condition, or because of an unreasonably dangerous condition present on the athletic playing field, court or platform.

Personal Training Liability

Personal Training Liability

Personal Training Liability occurs when personal trainers perform his or her duties in a negligent manner. Put more specifically, this includes programming, instruction, general inattentiveness and/or guidance, which fall below the standard of care. The standard of care, and precisely whether reasonable care was exercised in a particular case, will be driven largely by a client’s athletic experience and ability couple with his or her current fitness and conditioning level. Programming for a middle age person getting back into the gym versus a former collegiate athlete, will and should look different. For instance, having the middle aged client perform explosive plyometric movements in a fatigued state is much more likely to produce a serious injury (e.g. ruptured achilles heel) compared to the former collegiate athlete who developed strength in his or her muscles and connective tissue to withstand the stresses caused by these movements. Too often, Personal Trainer Liability arising from negligent programming, instruction and other factors causes clients to sustained serious and significant Sports and Fitness Injuries.

Defective Products

Defective Products

Sports and Fitness Injuries occurring from defective products can be serious and catastrophic.  Often times, movements are performed under high stress due to fast and dynamic conditions, and athletic equipment and implements that fail in connection with these movements, can lead to severe personal injuries and death.

Concussions

Concussions

Concussions are an inherent risk of many sports activities, especially contact sports.  However, as is being more widely reported, the continued exposure to concussive injuries has a serious impact on the health of athletes moving forward.  Conditions like _____________________, are resulting in athlete premature deaths and other adverse health conditions.

Recreational Vehicles

Recreational Vehicles

Like fitness and sports activities, using recreational vehicles and watercraft involve inherent risks of injury or death. Nevertheless, manufacturers, mechanics and operators owe duties of reasonable care to manufacture, maintain and provide recreational vehicles and watercraft in a safe condition. Further, some operators will have duties of reasonable care related to the land or waterway on which the recreational vehicle and watercraft will be used.

Recreational Activities

Recreational Activities

Over the past decade there have been a proliferation of obstacle races and more unique forms of fitness and conditioning training. Although there is inherent risk of injuries like other forms of fitness and sports activities, the operators of these Recreational Activities still owe a duty of reasonable care in programming and conveying instructions and warnings, as well as maintain a course or environment that is free of unreasonably dangerous conditions.

Contact Us

SFI Law Group
6945 East Sahuaro Drive, Suite 125
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

PHONE
480-808-0804