What would you sue them for? They do not ensure your safety by virtue of your playing at their field. Unless you can show negligence on their part, they are not liable for your injuries.
You must show that the league or the umpire were somehow negligence in causing the other player to run into you. Or you must show that the other player was somehow negligent and that him running into you was not just part of the game. Accidents like that happen frequently in sports and unless you can show someone acted negligently or intentionally, you will have a hard time getting compensation.
When you play a sport, you assume the risks that are attendant to and inherent in that sport. Running into another player is a foreseeable risk. The specific harm need not be foreseen. You will be non-suited in, I feel comfortable saying, all 50 states.
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If there was an uneven field which caused the loss of balance, and subsequent collision, have a local personal injury lawyer investigate a claim.
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It seems to be a common misconception that just because you have been injured you can sue. However, you need a theory of liability to recover damages.
Here, you need to prove that someone owed you a duty of care and breached that duty by acting in a manner that constituted negligence. When you play a contact sport, you assume the risk of injury, and you indicate yourself the injury you sustained was accidental.
Try negotiating with the ambulance service to see if they will reduce their bill. They should. Beyond this, however, the facts you describe typically would not give rise to any sort of legal claim. I am sorry.
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You certainly have to grapple with assumption of risk as a barrier to you recovering everything/any damages which you might seek. There are some immunities applying to governmental liability as to recreational property; I see no reason for me under these facts to consult the code to be sure/definitive. An accident in a consensual soccer situation does not begin to hint of liability on anyone's part. BTW, there is a 6-month deadline to bring a claim against a public entity before any suit can be brought against it. I wonder if you were unusually susceptible to a concussion and/or the medical providers overcharged/overserviced you.
No, you cannot win.
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The other answers are correct. The only other avenue I can think of is if you were advised by the league that it has medical coverage for all players who are injured before you chose to play. If you had to pay a fee to play and the fee was supposed to partly pay for such insurance, that could give you cause to sue.
If you did not buy health insurance for yourself in reliance on the league's representation of coverage, you could sue.
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