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AL349 _ Chapter 20 Notes _ FILL-IN BLANKS 4th Edition.docx

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Chapter 20 _ Managing Risks 1What are the two components of civil law? 2What are the two components of criminal law? 3What are the four steps of the risk management process? What are the ten legal duties of coaches? 5What is the best way to transport your athletes in terms of liability? __} Page 1 Principles of Coaching
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Chapter 20 _ Managing Risks When coaching, you are {_NEGLIGENT_ __} if you fail to exercise the skill and knowledge normally {_POSSESSED_ __} by fellow coaches in working with those to whom you have a legal duty; negligence may occur because an {_INAPPROPRIATE_ __} act or a failure to act Determining Negligence In our {_LEGAL_ __} system, anyone can sue another person for negligence ; if you are sued for {_NEGLIGENCE_ __} and the case goes to trial, the court will determine whether you have been {_NEGLIGENT_ __} by making a judgment on the following four key questions: Did you {_INDEED_ __} have a legal duty to the {__INJURED __} party in this situation? Did you fail to {_FUFILL_ __} this duty? Was there {_INJURY_ __} to the party to whom you owed the duty? Did your failure to fulfill the duty cause the {_INJURY_ __} ? All four questions must be answered “ yes ” for you to be found negligent A frequent {__DEFENSE __} in sport negligence cases is that an injury occurred as the result of the {__INHERENT __} risk in that sport and not as a failure on the coach’s part to fulfill a {__LEGAL __} duty; a second common defense is that the injured party, often an {__ATHLETE __} , may have contributed to the injury , such as failing to follow instructions ; it may be you failed to fully meet your {__LEGAL __} duty and that the athlete also contributed to the cause of the injury ; this is known as {_CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE_ __} ; in many states if an athlete contributed to the negligence in any way, you may not be found negligent; recently, though, more states have adopted {_COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE_ __} laws in which the negligence
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