Golf Accident Attorney

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Doner on Sep 20, 2013 in Personal Injury

According to the National Golf Foundation, there are an estimated 12.95 million core adult golfers, with over 27.8 million golfers in the United States as of 2004. There are over 16,000 golf courses in the United States, while the state of Florida contains over 1,440 golf courses.

Golf is an outstanding activity that allows for individuals to relax and enjoy themselves while also getting a great exercise. Unfortunately, this may not always be the case as dozens of injuries occur on golf courses each year. This can often result in personal injury lawsuit s, premises liability, and wrongful death.

At Gordon & Doner, our personal injury attorneys believe that if you or a family member has been injured in a golfing accident, the victim may be eligible to receive compensation for their losses and damages. Having obtained favorable verdicts and settlements for thousands of clients, our attorneys have the experienced to help successfully guide injured victims through the entire litigation process.

For more information, complete the Free Case Evaluation form to the right.

Causes of Golf Accidents

While participating in the sport of golf, individuals are susceptible to many different causes of injuries. In most cases, these individuals may not even be aware that such causes of injuries existed, or have never felt the need to be aware of such causes.

Some common causes of golf accidents include:

  • Dangerous Landscaping
  • Dangerous Wildlife
  • Defective Equipment
  • Defective Machinery
  • Disregard of Safety Codes or Standards
  • Drunken Driving
  • Flying Golf Balls or Clubs
  • Golf Cart vs. Car Collision
  • Golf Club Injury
  • Golfer Negligence
  • Lightning Warning Failure
  • Reckless Driving
  • Slip & Falls

Furthermore, the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health has identified golf carts estimated that 147,696 injuries occurred from golf carts between 1990 and 2006.

Types of Golf Injuries

Although golf is rarely looked at as a dangerous sport, there may be several types of injuries which can occur. Furthermore, these injuries may occur when a golfer is in the middle of the course where immediate medical attention may not be available.

Some common types of golf injuries include:

  • Blisters
  • Bursitis
  • Concussions
  • Finger fractures
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Glenohumeral arthritis
  • Golf club injury
  • Golfers elbow
  • Heat Illness
  • Herniated discs
  • Knee pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Muscle strains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shoulder instability
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stress fractures
  • Sun burn
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Torn rotator cuff
  • Trigger finger
  • Wrist sprains
  • Whiplash Injuries

There are several additional types of injuries an individual may suffer from while playing golf, however these are the most commonly seen around golf courses in Florida.

Golf Injury Prevention

In order to prevent golf injuries from occurring, golfers must take the necessary precautions. This includes warming up before golfing. By doing so, it will greatly reduce that change of becoming injured while golfing. In fact, a survey taken indicated that over 80 percent of golfers spent less than 10 minutes warming up before the first round, while those who did warm up had less than half of the injuries than those who did not.

Some more ways to prevent injuries while golfing include:

  • Avoid wet course conditions
  • Core strengthening exercises
  • Do not play in thunderstorms
  • Hydrate before golfing
  • Regular exercise
  • Stretching
  • Use good swing mechanics

In order to prevent injuries from occurring, our attorneys advise following these precautions and speaking with your club professional regarding golf safety.

Contact Our personal injury attorneys Today

For over 25 years the attorneys at Gordon & Doner have been serving injured victims throughout South Florida to receive monetary compensation for damages that may have occurred due to the negligent actions of another individual. With locations in Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart, and Davie, Florida, our attorneys are able to serve throughout the entire United States and elsewhere needed.

Some of the local areas our personal injury attorneys serve include:

  • Boca Raton
  • Delray Beach
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Hobe Sound
  • Hollywood
  • Jupiter
  • Pembroke Pines
  • Pompano Beach
  • Royal Palm Beach
  • Sunrise
  • Wellington
  • West Palm Beach

Our attorneys are proud to serve these areas along with other areas throughout South Florida and the entire state. To learn more about how our attorneys can help you, give us a call at 1 (855) 722-2552 today or complete the “Free Case Evaluation” form at the top of this page.


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