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Board Certified Trial Attorneys Helping You & Your Family Find Justice

Attorneys for Golf Course & Golf Cart Accidents and Injuries in Clearwater

Do You Know Who Can Be Held Liable if You’re Injured During a Game? Our Attorneys Can Help You Bring a Claim.

Golf may have a reputation as a much gentler sport than other American classics like football, basketball, and hockey, but that doesn’t mean no one is ever hurt on the fairway. Stray golf balls and unsafe golf carts and drivers can cause injuries that are just as serious as those athletes might sustain from contact sports. A survey from Golf Digest found that around 40,000 golfers are sent to the emergency room each year. They may suffer permanent injuries including:

Aside from the initial trauma of an accident, medical bills can stretch into the future, threatening the financial stability of anyone with a catastrophic injury such as these. If you are in this situation, reach out to our attorneys to see if we can help. Many golf course accidents are caused by the negligence of another party. If this was the case in your situation, we can help you file a claim for damages.

Contact Roman & Gaynor at (727) 877-1212or contact us onlineif you were injured while on a golf course. Our Clearwater team is here to help you determine how you may be able to recover compensation.

Errant Golf Balls and Club Heads vs. Assumed Risk

One of the biggest risks on a golf course is other players. Whether a member of your party makes an over-exuberant swing or a golfer playing another hole misses their target, a fast-moving club or ball can seriously hurt anyone who gets hit. However, the law presumes a golf player is aware of and consents to a certain amount of danger when they visit the links. Therefore, becoming the victim of an accident is not enough to trigger liability. The first step to a successful lawsuit in this situation is establishing the actions that led to your injury were negligent.

When Golf Course Design Is a Factor

In some rare cases, the blame may lie with the golf course owner rather than another player. Though it’s hard to prove, a poorly designed golf course may put players in danger if holes are too close or configured in a way that makes it easy for off-target shots to injure others. If you think this played a factor in your injury, a lawyer is essential in helping you investigate and analyze the course design so you can construct an argument.

Golf Cart Accidents

They may not be able to go as fast as cars, but golf carts can pick up enough speed to injure riders in a crash. The circumstances of an accident will determine who can be held liable for damages.

Negligent Driving

Golf carts may not require drivers’ licenses to operate, but they still require common sense. A driver should know how to handle a cart safely and stay within the vehicle’s capabilities to avoid accidents. Of course, driving while under the influence is also a clear case of negligence, no matter what type of vehicle you’re using.

Product Defects

If a golf cart was manufactured poorly, even the best driver may not be able to keep control of it. Broken brakes or steering, for example, could lead to an accident that no one can prevent. Our attorneys can enlist engineers and accident reconstruction specialists to prove how your injuries were caused by a manufacturing failure.

Failure to Maintain

Golf carts need tune-ups too, especially with the heavy use they may get on Florida’s many courses. If a club does not provide proper maintenance and a golf cart breaks down, causing an accident, you can likely hold its owner liable for damages.

Call Our Golf Course Injury Attorneys Today

Injury on the golf course can be caused by a variety of mishaps or negligent behaviors. As an accident victim, you should have a skilled attorney by your side before you file a claim for damages. We can investigate the cause of your injury, seek out additional evidence to support your case, and identify sources of collectability for you. We are dedicated to helping injury victims bring successful claims—and we don’t back down, no matter what.

While we always hope for a speedy resolution to an injury claim, our team is not afraid to take the other party to trial if they refuse to pay. Your health is not a bargaining chip for an insurer, and they should not try to use it as one. If you were injured by someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation—period. Let our attorneys help you pursue justice while you focus on your recovery.

Roman & Gaynor is available 24/7 at (727) 877-1212 and online. If you’re looking for a skilled legal team from Clearwater to assist you after a golf course injury, we are here.

We Have Recovered Over $95 Million for Our Clients

  • $4,356,000 Verdict for Traumatic Brain Injury Victim
    Client was rear-ended with great force by an employee of Mercedes Benz of Melbourne on a rural highway in South Florida. The collision was so powerful that three cars were totally destroyed and the client was rendered unconscious. The Client sustained multiple fractures to her arm and ribs, damage to her shoulder and she sustained brain damage. The jury deliberated almost four hours at the conclusion of a six day trial in Brevard County, Florida.
  • $2,700,000 Verdict for Truck Accident Victim
    After a six day trial, a Pasco County Jury awarded our clients $2,161,000.00 for wife and $631,900.00 for husband. The wife sustained a head injury and had a spine surgery. The husband injured his hands, shoulder and knee.
  • $1,450,000 Settlement for Injured Pedestrian
    Roman & Gaynor sued our client's car insurance company when they refused to take her fractured pelvis seriously. After being pinned between 2 cars in a parking lot, she could not walk normally or return to work. This jury verdict is more than 10 times the amount of the policy she sought, and her insurance company refused to pay, after her injury. State Farm later settled her bad faith claim and Roman & Gaynor collected the excess judgment.
  • $1,175,000.00 Verdict for Traumatic Brain Injury Victim
    $1,175,000.00: A New Port Richey man was injured in a motor vehicle collision when his work van was hit and flipped over, causing him to be ejected from his vehicle, crushing his skull. Roman & Gaynor's investigation revealed that the work van was not equipped with operable seatbelts. A lawsuit against his employer, who was responsible for the maintenance of the work van, resulted in a $1,175,000.00 settlement.
  • $850,000.00 Settlement for Husband & Wife
    A Pasco County couple were seriously injured in a rear end collision in Pasco County. After spinal surgeries, Roman & Gaynor successfully negotiated a global settlement in the amount of $850,000 which assisted this couple in rebuilding their lives.
  • $836,000.00 Settlement in Rear End Collision
    Our clients, a 56 and 58 year old couple from Pasco County, were stopped for a red light in Tampa when they were rear ended by a distracted driver. Both husband and wife suffered herniated discs as a result of this accident which resulted in 4 spinal surgeries. The at fault party’s insurance carrier asserted a low impact defense, and asserted that our client suffered from these injuries prior to the accident. After protracted litigation, and just 2 months prior to trial, Roman & Gaynor secured a $836,000 settlement in favor of this couple.
  • $820,000.00 Settlement in Rear End Collision
    After a year of litigating a case the Defendant never took seriously, Roman & Gaynor negotiated this settlement just to days before trial for a young lady with a spine injury. In this case, a relatively low impact collision led to more than one spinal surgery, including fusion.
  • $600,000.00 Jury Verdict for Accident Victim
    A St. Petersburg woman received a verdict of more than $600,000 for multiple injuries sustained in a car accident including a broken pelvis. We received the verdict at the end of a three-day trial. The Defendant was the driver of a truck who ran a red light.
  • $572,000.00 Settlement in Rear End Collision

    In 2017, a middle-aged man was rear-ended at a high-rate of speed on the highway. He sustained head, neck and back injuries but did not get any surgeries. We were able to obtain a tender of the policy limits of the at-fault driver but had to file a lawsuit for the underinsured motorist coverage. Seven months later, in 2019, we reached a settlement. We were able to recover a total of $572,000 for this client and his family from the insurance carriers to help them move forward.

  • $550,000.00 $550,000 Recovery for our Client

    A phantom vehicle made a left turn in the direct path of our client’s path of traveling causing him to take evasive action, causing him to strike a concrete utility pole. The force of the impact caused both airbags to deploy and the car engine came through the firewall and into our client’s dashboard and legs. Our client sustained serious lower extremity injuries, neck, and back injuries necessitating hospitalization, multiple surgeries, and extensive rehabilitation. Because the at fault driver fled the scene of the accident, we presented 2 uninsured motorists claims to our client’s uninsured motorist carriers. Demand for tender of the first uninsured motorist policy in the amount of $250,000 was made by our firm and was paid promptly. Second demand for the second Underinsured Motorist policy in the amount of $300,000 was made by our firm. This second insurance carrier denied coverage, based upon a UM rejection form signed by our client. Our firm determined that the UM selection form was fraudulently signed by our client’s car insurance agent. Our firm then filed a Civil Remedy Notice asserting fraud, and the insurance carrier promptly paid its $300,000 UM policy limit within the 60 day time period provided under the Civil Remedy Notice. This resulted in a total recovery of $550,000.00 for our client. A total victory for our client! Not all law firms check the validity of client signatures on UM selection forms. Our clients can be assured of this attention to detail for each and every case.

Reviews From Our Clients

  • “Thank you everyone at Roman & Gaynor. You really took care of me.”

    Luis G.

  • “Your firm cares about taking care of their people. I would refer them and use them again if needed.”

    Sultana M.

  • “I have complete trust and faith in your law firm and if ever needed use your firm again.”

    Marie S.

  • “He assured me that my only job was to heal and that they would take care of everything else.”

    April L.

  • “They Provided Helpful and Prompt Responses.”

    Edward R.

  • “Thanks for being there for me every step of the way!”

    Katie B.

  • “I cannot stress enough how professional, comfortable and relaxed I was at trial. ”

    James F.

  • “Your firm more than met our expectations. We were extremely satisfied!”

    Garrett P.

  • “At Roman and Gaynor it is not just about winning your case, it is also about making sure that you are taken care of physically and emotionally.”

    Co Ah

  • “You all made me feel like family. I appreciate all your help.”

    Nicole S.

  • “They really do take their job serious and they really care about their clients!”

    Karen W.

  • “I had experience with other law firms, but yours is different. We really feel that you humanly care.”

    Kheir B.

  • “Mark, you and Grace were always very helpful and prompt in returning my calls.”

    Edward R.

  • “I feel the staff and handling of my case was impressive and extremely professional.”

    Loretta R.

  • “I am very satisfied with your service and I will recommend it to anybody.”

    Esther R.

A Firm That Stands Out

  • Over 60 Years of Combined Experience
  • Two Attorneys Board Certified in Civil Trial Law
  • Over $95 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • 24 Hour Availability
  • Free, No-Obligation Case Evaluations
  • No Fees Unless We Win Your Case

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