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All parents worry that their children will be seriously injured while playing high school sports. But rough play on the field is not the only potential source of a sports injury that a student-athlete needs to worry about. In many cases, defective equipment—and even the playing field itself—may pose a significant risk to your child’s safety.

High School Sues After Paying $592,000 for Defective Field

In recent years many schools have replaced their natural grass athletic fields with synthetic turf. Artificial turf is considered easier to maintain and allows schools to use their fields for more events. Some artificial turf proponents also claim it reduces the risk of player injury. footballhelmet

Settlements with insurance companies are controlled by several legal factors. These are: the terms of the particular insurance policy at issue, case law that controls in this area and California State Insurance Statutes. Generally, these laws detail what constitutes unfair treatment and set standards for how insurance carriers should treat claims and claimants.

Fair Claims Act Standards

California Code of Regulations Title 10, Chapter 5, Subchapter 7.5 Article1 section 2695 sets forth the standards for prompt, fair, and equitable settlements. According to the California Code it is unlawful for an insurer to discriminate in its claim settlement practices against a claimant’s age, race, income, religion, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, or physical disability.

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