22-Year-Old Bull Rider Dies After Fall at Bandera Rodeo

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Sports injuries are more common than you think — and they can have devastating consequences.


Bull Rider Fell and Died at Bandera Rodeo Last Week

According to a KSAT News report, a young man was killed after a bull-riding accident last week.

The accident happened on Friday, May 31st, at the Riding on Faith Rodeo Summer Series at Mansfield Arena in Bandera. A 22-year-old man identified as Peter DeLuna was thrown from a bull and stepped on during the event. He was able to walk off of the arena but then collapsed. CPR was immediately administered, and EMS was called to the scene. They transported DeLuna to the landing zone to administer treatment. He died of his injuries that night, and many reportedly witnessed the event. In a post, the Riding on Faith Rodeo stated that another bull rider received a concussion that night but was released from the hospital.

Did You Know?

There are roughly 3.5 million sports injuries in the United States each year.

The Top 3 Most Common Sports Injuries in San Antonio and When to Sue

When you play sports, there’s an inherent risk that you could be hurt. Everybody knows that, and many sports events will not allow you to participate unless you sign a waiver releasing them of liability for injuries for that reason.

But does that mean you can never sue for a sports injury? Not quite. Read on to find out the most common sports injuries in San Antonio and when you can sue for them.

Top 3 Sports Injuries in San Antonio

Whether you just play as a hobby or you’re a professional athlete, you’re going to be injured from time to time. The most common injuries you can sustain include:

  • Hip Flexor Strains — Sprinting, turning, and running starts can cause a hip flexor injury. The hip flexor is located on the upper front side of your thigh muscles.
  • ACL Tears/Strains — Slowing down, cutting, and pivoting to change direction can cause an ACL injury. The ACL is a major stabilizing ligament in the knee.
  • Concussions/TBI — Hitting the head against the ground, a ball, an object, or another person can cause a concussion injury or a TBI. Even seemingly light falls can cause a TBI.

Injuries like these are common in popular San Antonio sports, like soccer, volleyball, football, gymnastics, and tennis.

When Should You Sue for a Sports Injury?

If you sustained a serious injury (like a TBI, concussion, or broken bone), you should talk to a lawyer about filing a personal injury claim. However, if you’ve only sustained a minor injury that has no long-term impact, you probably don’t have grounds for a claim.

Many schools and professional sports programs claim to put the athlete’s safety first but fail to do so. Negligent coaches, unsafe sports facilities, defective equipment, and intentional conduct cause athletes across San Antonio to suffer serious injuries.

If you or your child was seriously injured playing sports, you could be entitled to compensation.

Injured at a Sporting Event in San Antonio? Call Carabin Shaw.

If you were seriously injured while playing sports in San Antonio, you could be entitled to compensation for things like:

  • Ambulance Costs,
  • ER Treatment,
  • Medical Bills,
  • Surgeries,
  • Lost Work,
  • Lost Benefits,
  • Loss of Earning Capacity,
  • And More.

Call Carabin Shaw to set up a free, no-obligation case evaluation with one of our sports injury attorneys today at 800-862-1260. We look forward to serving you.

Contacting a Carabin Shaw attorney is free and does not obligate you to work with the firm.

¹KSAT Report

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