As a pastime, it is hard to find another sport as popular as a leisurely game of golf. The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine cites 12.98 million individuals are registered golfers with the National Golf Foundation across the country. With over 16,000 golfing facilities and an estimated $24.3 billion spent annually on lessons, apparel and associated expenses, golfers are some of the most avid sports enthusiasts in the United States.
Unfortunately, like any sport the risk of injury is inherent. With the average golfer playing 37 rounds each year, research has shown that in a two-year period, 40% of amateur players will suffer either a traumatic injury or an overuse injury from their game, while 60% of golf professionals will do the same.
Were you or a loved one hurt golfing because of negligence on the course or with a fellow player? If so, you could be entitled to compensation because of the pain, suffering, and financial hardship you incurred as a result of those injuries.
The legal team of Phillips Law Group understands the need for compassionate and intelligent representation for victims of golf course accidents. We will always fight for the MAXIMUM compensation amount due to our clients.
To find out how we can help, simply fill out the Free Case Review form located at the top of this page, on the right side. It is 100% FREE and there is no obligation to proceed the details of your case will always remain confidential.
Did Negligence Cause My Golf Course Accident?
Although overuse injuries are a common occurrence on the golf course, it is possible to be harmed because of carelessness on the part of a fellow golfer or the management responsible for keeping the green safe and maintained.
A few examples of negligence that cause golfing injuries are:
- Golf club injury
- Golf ball injury
- Golf cart accidents
- Drunken driving
- Disregard for safety procedures
- Failure of lighting warning system
- Improperly maintained landscape
- Golf cart vs. car collision
- Defective equipment
- Negligent golfers
- Slip-and-fall accident
- to name several.
The added danger of alcohol on the course heightens the likelihood of an accident occurring. Additionally, if an inexperienced golfer has a poor grip, their club could easily fly out their hands and injure a bystander or fellow golfer.
Injuries from Golf Accidents
Although rarely seen as a dangerous sport, golf injuries can be very severe under the right circumstances. Lighting, terrain, and inexperienced golfers all pose a risk on the course, and serious injury or even death can result from any number of incidences that can take place there.
Some of the most common injuries from golf accidents include:
- Finger fractures
- Frozen shoulder
- Glenohumeral arthritis
- Golfers elbow
- Heat stroke
- Herniated discs
- Knee pain
- Lower back pain
- Muscle strains
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shoulder instability
- Sprains and strains
- Stress fractures
- Sun burn
- Tennis elbow
- Torn rotator cuff
- Trigger finger
- Wrist sprains
- Whiplash Injuries
Proper warm-up and cool-down routines should always be practiced to help prevent overuse injuries, though there is always the chance of another golfers negligence causing injury, which cannot be prevented. Report any issues with the maintenance of the golf course to the proper management official, if you are injured on the course, and contact a golfing accident injury lawyer for a review of your case.
Our Golfing Accident Law Firm can Help You Today
Our experienced and dependable legal team understands that golfing accident victims deserve to have their rights defended in court. The skilled attorneys at Phillips Law Group have the resources and the desire to help the victims of personal injury claims to receive the maximum benefits due to them.
Phillips Law Group has offices in Phoenix and Tucson, AZ, in Salt Lake City, UT and in San Diego, CA. In addition, we are proud to represent clients in the following cities:
- Gilabend, AZ
- Globe, AZ
- Payson, AZ
- Prescott, AZ
- Carlsbad, CA
- Chula Vista, CA
- La Jolla, CA
- Bountiful, UT
- Murray, UT
- Sandy, UT
- and most of the other surrounding towns and areas in each state.
To find out how Phillips Law Group can help you understand your rights and bring much needed peace of mind, call us nationwide at (800) 706-3000.
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