Phoenix Golf Injury Lawyers
Tough representation for golfers, course workers, and visitors
Visitors worldwide enjoy Arizona’s excellent golfing. There are numerous private courses and public courses. Some courses are part of a condominium complex or homeowner’s association. The owners of golf courses owe a duty to the players and visitors to ensure that the public areas, locker rooms, dining areas, and other parts of the course are safe. While there is some risk that a drive from another player may cause an injury, there are many precautions the owners and other responsible parties can take to reduce or prevent the risk of injuries or deaths.
According to Golf Arizona, there are more than 300 golf courses in Arizona. Plattner Verderame, P.C. is a team of experienced and knowledgeable attorneys. We understand premises liability laws and any other laws such as product defect laws that protect the users of the course from negligence. Negligence can include poor design, poor maintenance, failure to routinely inspect the grounds for dangers, and other unreasonable acts. Our Phoenix golf accident lawyers work with investigators, golf course professionals, and others to determine how your accident and who is responsible for your personal injuries or for the death of a loved one.
How can we help?
- What are some of the more popular golf courses in Arizona?
- Why do golf injuries happen in Phoenix?
- Who are common victims of golf course accidents?
- What types of injuries do golfers and golf course visitors experience?
- Who is responsible for my golf course injuries?
- Do you have a golf accident injury lawyer near me?
What are some of the more popular golf courses in Arizona?
Our attorneys also handle claims on behalf of players injured while playing popular courses in Phoenix and throughout Arizona including:
- TPC Scottsdale
- Tatum Ranch
- Moon Valley
- Arizona County Club
- Phoenix County Club
- Paradise Peak West
- Gold Canyon
- Southern Dunes
- Arizona Grand
- Paradise Valley
- Arizona National
- Quarry Pines
- Starr Pass
- Tucson National
- Ventana Canyon
- La Paloma
- Pine Canyon
- Forest Highlands
Why do golf injuries happen in Phoenix?
There are many different types of accidents on golf courses. Some, such as an errant golf ball can strike anyone on the course. Other accidents depend on the vehicles being used, the equipment, the layout of the course, the building facilities, and other factors.
At Plattner Verderame, P.C., our personal injury lawyers have been fighting for accident victims and families since 1991. We’re skilled at handling all types of golf accidents including:
- Golf clubs. A golf club accident may occur if a golfer throws his/her club (whether it’s in anger at a bad shot or some other reason). The club can also strike someone who walks in front of the golfer while he/she is swinging. The person who swings the club is normally the person responsible.
- Debris and tripping hazards. The property owner has a responsibility to protect you from harm by maintaining the safety of the grounds. This includes ensuring that walkways are safe and clear to minimize the potential for an accident to occur. The owners of the course and maintenance crews may be liable for your injuries.
- Golf cart crashes. Accidents can happen if a golf cart rolls over, strikes another golf cart, or strikes anyone on the course. Crashes may also occur if the operator is distracted or there are too many people in the cart. Golf cart accidents are different than other vehicles because the operators are constantly traveling in different directions. Among other duties, the designers and owners of the course should make clear exactly where the golf cart operators can and can’t move their vehicles. The course architects and owners are generally liable if the landscape, warnings, or directions did not make clear where the operator should drive.
- Defective equipment. Golf carts may have defects such as faulty brakes or steering mechanisms. The clubs may be defective – for example, the shaft or another part of the club may fly off and strike someone. The equipment used to maintain the course may also be defective. The manufacturers of the equipment may be strictly liable for any injuries or deaths that occur.
Other types of golf accidents can occur around the sand traps, water traps, the rough of the golf course, and other parts of the course.
Who are common victims of golf course accidents?
Our Phoenix golf injury lawyers represent anyone who is injured including:
- Grounds crew
- Club visitors
- Anyone else who has a right to be on the course
What types of injuries do golfers and golf course visitors experience?
Different injuries are common to different types of accidents. In the most serious cases, a golfer or someone on the course dies due to a speeding golf ball, a defective golf cart, or for other reasons. Some of the injuries that are common to both golfers and non-golfers include:
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injuries and concussions
- Traumatic amputations
- Fractures/broken bones
- Head, neck, and shoulder injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
- Internal bleeding
Our Phoenix golf injury lawyers work with your doctors to verify your injuries, understand the medical care you need and will continue to need, and every way your injuries are making your life difficult.
Who is responsible for my golf course injuries?
Determining fault in golf accident cases requires skilled Phoenix premises liability lawyers. The defendants will often argue that the victim assumed the risk of injuries or was contributorily negligent. More than one defendant may be liable. The defendants may include:
- The owners of the course
- The designers of the course
- Course maintenance companies
- Homeowners’ or condominium associations
- Other players
- Manufacturers of defective tools and equipment
- Other defendants depending on what happened
Do you have a Phoenix golf accident injury lawyer near me?
At Plattner Verderame, P.C., our personal injury lawyers meet golf accident victims at our office located at Phoenix. 316 E Flower St. We can meet ill clients, when necessary, at their homes or a healthcare facility. Video conferences are also available.
We’ll guide you through each phase of the claims process. Many cases do settle. We’re always ready to try your case in court.
Speak with a respected Phoenix golf accident lawyer now
Our clients, other attorneys, insurance companies, and the legal community at large know and respect our dedication to our clients and our strong record of settlements and verdicts. Please contact us as soon as possible so we can investigate the exact spot on the course where the accident occurred, any notices of prior complaints against the golf course, talk with witnesses, and review your medical condition.
At Plattner Verderame, P.C., we demand compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and all other damages. Our Phoenix g injury lawyers also file wrongful death claims if a loved one was killed in a golf course or golf cart accident. Call us or contact us online today to discuss your rights with our team of Arizona Bar Board Certified Specialists in personal injury and wrongful death litigation.