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Hit With a Ball When Out on the Course – When Lifetime Sports Result in Injuries

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No physical activity is without its risks of injury. That is the chance when you take when you choose to exercise or play a sport. Many individuals find this risk to be well worth it and report higher levels of self esteem and better mental and physical health when they exercise.

Sports are a popular way to maintain physical fitness. Sports can be divided into multiple categories, such as team sports, extreme sports, and lifetime sports. Lifetime sports are sports and fitness activities that an individual can enjoy from childhood through his or her golden years. Unlike sports like football and hockey, lifetime sports tend to be low or non-contact activities that rely on individual technique and skill, rather than teamwork and strategy. Examples of lifetime sports include:

  • Golf
  • Yoga
  • Swimming
  • Martial arts
  • Canoeing and other paddle sports
  • Tennis and other racquet sports
  • Hiking
  • Dance
  • Sailing
  • Skiing and snowshoeing
  • Bowling and curling

If You are Injured During a Lifetime Sport

Where you are injured can impact your legal options. Many gyms, bowling alleys, and golf courses have liability waivers in place to protect themselves from personal injury lawsuits. Whether or not the liability waiver in place at the location where you are injured is enforceable can depend on its language and the nature of your injury.

For example, if you are injured in a slip and fall accident due to poorly maintained grounds on a golf course, the golf course’s owner may be liable for your damages. Similarly, if you are injured due to a golf cart malfunction due to a poorly-maintained cart, he or she may also be held liable. But what if you are struck by an errant ball? In a case like this, whether or not the golf course’s owner may be held liable depends on whether his or her negligence somehow contributed to your injury. If your injury could have been prevented by a safety net or barrier, you may have a case for a premises liability claim against the golf course owner. If not, and your injury was caused simply by a bad swing or another golfer’s failure to warn others of his or her swing, it is highly unlikely that you will be able to recover monetary damages for your injury.

Work With an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been injured on a golf course in the Las Vegas area and sustained head injuries or other damages, it is crucial that you seek medical attention for your injury right away. Once you have received adequate care, contact an experienced brain injury lawyer in Las Vegas at the Ladah Law Firm to learn more about your rights and legal options as a victim. Your attorney can determine whether you have grounds for a premises liability claim or not. If so, you must file your claim within two years of your injury, as per Nevada’s statute of limitations on personal injury claims.

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