Golf Course Accidents
With spring upon us, many people have hit the links at one of the many golf courses in the Daytona Beach area. Whether you are playing at Indigo Lakes, Daytona Beach, Pelican Bay, or Oceans Golf Club, you might suffer more than a bad sunburn while out on the course. At Bundza & Rodriguez, we represent people injured on private property, including golf clubs.
How Accidents Happen
Hazards abound at golf courses, and if you are not careful you could sustain a serious physical injury. We have seen people suffer accidents in the following ways:
- A golf cart malfunctions, causing injury. For example, the brakes might fail on the car, sending you careering out of control.
- Someone drives a golf cart aggressively or negligently, causing injuries to others.
- A golf cart rolls over because it is unstable.
- A golfer slips or trips on a walkway or path or inside the clubhouse.
- A visitor suffers food poison when eating in the clubhouse.
- Golfers and spectators can get hit in the head with a golf ball.
- An angry golfer might attack another golfer with their club.
- A defective golf club malfunctions and causes injuries to the golfer’s hands or arms.
Any of these accidents can cause life-changing injuries. For example, you might suffer nerve damage or brain damage. Other victims suffer from broken bones or cuts. Regardless of how you were injured, you should seek immediate medical treatment to increase your likelihood of making a complete recovery.
What You Need to Prove
To receive compensation for your injuries, you will need to show that someone else was responsible. The evidence you will need depends on how you were injured. Consider the following:
If you slipped and fell, you will need to show that the golf course did not keep the property in reasonably safe condition. For example, the course might not have fixed loose tiles or rocks on its floor or pathways. Alternately, it might not have cleaned up a spill in the clubhouse which you fell on.
If someone injured you while driving a golf cart, you will probably need to show that they drove negligently or aggressively. For example, they might have been swerving, driving too fast, or driving too close to other golf carts.
By contrast, if you believe a defective golf cart caused your injury, you must show that some part on the cart malfunctioned because it was defective. For example, the part might have had a manufacturing or design defect that made it unreasonably dangerous.
Speak with a Daytona Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
Golf course injuries have the potential to keep you off your feet for months as you try to recover. At Bundza & Rodriguez, our personal injury lawyers can advise you of your legal rights and the possibility of a financial recovery. Please do not delay contacting us. Florida law gives accident victims a limited amount of time to bring a lawsuit. To schedule a free consultation, you should call reach out to us as soon as possible.