Over $3 Million For Golfing Injury Lawsuits
Golfing is an incredibly popular pastime. But unfortunately, it can also be dangerous.
Stories of golf course injuries are becoming more and more commonplace as people flock to golf courses and take a greater interest in the game.
Here are just a few of the different types of injuries that can occur on golf courses.
- Getting hit by a stray ball
- Golf cart accidents
- Railing/bridge accidents
- Dog bites that occur on golf course property
- Tree limbs can fall and hurt the golfers standing under them
Some of these injuries may sound bizarre; but they are examples of real incidents that have resulted in lawsuits and/or settlements on real golf courses.
How Much Do Golfing Injury Cases Pay Out?
Here are some examples of injuries that have occurred on golf courses, and how much was paid out in settlements or verdicts for each specific case.
In 2019, $1,075,000 in settlement money was awarded to the family of a 10-year-old boy involved in a terrible golf cart crash. The cart tipped over, pinning him down, and inflicted several injuries, including third-degree burns and a fractured right humorous.
Another incident in 2019 resulted in a $3,864,000 verdict. A man was struck by a golf cart, which aggravated his spondylolisthesis, inflicted multiple lumbar disc herniations, and injured his right knee.
The injuries left him unable to work for a lengthy period of time, and led to him getting terminated from his job.
In 2020, a $125,000 settlement was awarded to a minor female who suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling off of a golf cart. The injury led to permanent impairment. This case would have brought a much higher verdict settlement; but in such cases, establishing fault can be difficult. That’s why this case settled out for well under $1 million.
How Do You Know If You May Have A Golfing Accident Case?
Sometimes, the injury is strictly an accident; and no legal ramifications exist.
But sometimes, negligence or wrongdoing may be at play.
If so, how do you know the difference?
The only way to know for sure is to reach out and talk to a personal injury lawyer.
They can help you to determine if negligence may have been involved. They can also help you to determine if your injury may have been someone else’s fault.
If you or a loved one were injured on a golf course as a result of someone else’s negligence, then you’re likely eligible for financial compensation.
Here’s what you should do.
How To Start Your Golfing Injury Case
The best way to start your golfing injury case is to reach out to a personal injury attorney, and present the facts of the case.
You may want to include:
- A record of injuries
- Medical expenses
- Information about how the injury has affected your life
- How much pain and suffering the injury caused
You should also include as many details about the incident as possible.
Did someone’s negligent actions make your ‘accident’ more probable?
If so, then there’s a very good chance that you have a case, and that you should look into talking to an attorney about filing a claim.
You may be eligible for substantial financial compensation to cover your medical bills, lost work wages, and the pain and suffering endured as a result of the injury.
If you’re worried about not being able to afford an attorney, don’t be. It doesn’t cost anything to reach out and see if you may be able to get legal help.
Many lawyers in this field also work on a contingency fee basis; which means that it costs you nothing to start your case. In such cases, you generally don’t need to make any legal payments until your case has either been settled, or you’ve been awarded payment in court.