Golf Cart Injuries on the Rise

At Abrams Landau, Ltd., we have helped people injured while participating in Sports and Recreational Activities.  We were successful on behalf of a Fairfax, Virginia golf pro who was injured in a golf cart accident at a Maryland golf course.  doug_landau___zefferellis.jpeg Doug Landau noted that a 6/16/2008 New York Times piece recently revealed that the number of injuries caused by golf carts more than doubled between 1990 and 2006.   This data was taken from a study published in the July issue of The American Journal of Preventive Medicine.According to researchers, nearly 150,000 people were hurt by golf carts during the period from 1990 to 2006, with many of those injuries resulting from falls. Researchers say the widening use of golf carts coupled with increased speed and lack of safety equipment are likely culprits for the rise in injuries.  In Mr. Landau’s golf pro injury case, the player was thrown from the cart when it was caused to tip over by recently poured paving material.  The article was by Eric Nagourney of The New York Times, 06/16/2008    

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