Richard T. Ball is a consultant and expert witness in the field of sports/recreation safety and risk management. He has provided consulting services to numerous school districts in Arizona and California, and served as an expert witness in several sports/recreation injury lawsuits in Arizona and other states. He has lectured and published extensively on the subject of sports/recreation safety and risk management, and has taught university graduate courses on the subject.
Mr. Ball has also developed educational programs pertaining to sports/recreation safety and risk management for college courses and other professional development purposes, targeting:
In his consulting and educational activities Mr. Ball addresses:
For more than three decades, Mr. Ball has been affiliated with state and national associations of:
He has also been affiliated with organizations which develop safety standards for sports and recreation, and collaborated extensively with other sports/recreation safety experts as well as experts in sports medicine, neurosurgery, orthopedics, biomechanics, human factors, and the design and testing of protective helmets.
Mr. Ball received a law degree from the University of Arizona in 1967, and has practiced law since that time. Since the mid-70's, he has litigated dozens of sports injury cases, including many involving catastrophic brain and spinal cord injuries, both in Arizona and several other states. Through this experience he developed knowledge and expertise pertaining to the nature, cause and mechanism of serious sports injuries, and the methods for effectively mitigating the risks of these injuries, which provided the foundation for his work in sports safety and risk management. His litigation background enables him to provide unique services as a consultant and expert witness to attorneys representing both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation arising out of sports and recreational injuries.
Mr. Ball’s curriculum vitae and a list of consulting clients is available on request. He may be contacted through Hannon Biomechanics or at:
RICHARD T. BALL, PLLC
7150 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. 444
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Mr. Richard T. Ball
Sports Safety and Risk Management
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