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Golfer Left with Brain Injury after Assault in Golf Course

On May 26, 2019, a 75-year-old man was viciously attacked at a golf course. The victim was playing golf with two friends at- the Legends Golf Course in Glendale, Arizona. On the seventh tee, the victim apparently struck his golf ball too close another man’s ball. When the victim went to recover his golf ball, a man in his 20’s attacked him. According to information released by police, the victim’s friends found the attacker on top of the victim, hitting him in the head. The victim has been identified as Bashir Mahmud. The victim was received six or seven blows to the head. The attack left him in critical condition; he suffered a brain injury that has proven to affect him in many different aspects. Approximately two months after the incident, the victim continues getting physical therapy. He is also having significant cognitive difficulties. According to information provided by the victim’s son, the victim is having difficulties performing even simple tasks, like signing his name and writing checks, for example. Golfer Left with Brain Injury after Assault in Golf Course The attacker has not been identified. According to reports, he fled the scene in a golf cart as the victim’s friends approached. The attacker fled along with another party who is considered a person of interest in the incident.

What Options Are Available for the Victim and His Family?

Depending on the specific details of the incident, the victim and his family might have grounds to pursue a claim. If you would like to learn more about the possibility of taking legal action against the party or entity that contributed to the harm that you and your family suffered, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. You could trust the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group. Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling a variety of claims and helping victims to recover the compensation that they deserve. If the harm that you suffered was a direct result of the negligent or intentional actions of another party, you will likely have grounds to take legal action. Do you have the right to sue? Could you pursue a claim against the party that assaulted you? Do you have the right to pursue a claim against the golf course? To better understand the legal options that are available to you, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our law firm as soon as possible.

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Understanding Liability for Golf-Related Incidents

Liability for incidents that occur in golf courses could be tricky. Golf courses, in general, are risky locations. Courts have previously decided that all golfers accept a risk of being hit by a misdirected golf ball when they enter the premises; therefore, any party hit by a golf ball cannot take legal action – given that the golf ball was misaimed or misguided. On the contrary, golfers could be held liable for any harm suffered by innocent parties granted that their reckless or negligent conduct resulted in the injury; in other words, any reckless activity outside the normal range of activity expected in a golf course could result in a lawsuit. Golfers could be held liable for the harm caused by their reckless, malicious, and intentional actions. In the incident described above in which the unidentified suspect attacked the 75-year-old golfer leaving him with a brain injury, the attacker (the 20-year-old golfer) could be held accountable for all the harm suffered by the victim. The problem in this case, however, is that the attacker has not been identified, and there is no information available to allow the victim and his family to pursue a claim. Could the golf course be liable in any way? The owners and managers of golf courses have the duty to keep parties safe while on the premises. This usually entails ensuring that the premise is free of hazards such as holes, potholes, and slippery surfaces, for example. This duty of care also includes the duty to identify and address individuals that pose a threat to others on the premises. When the owners or managers of a golf course fail to address a known hazard, they are breaching their duty of care and putting innocent parties at risk of being harmed. When harm results from a breach of duty, liability could fall onto the golf course. How could the golf course and its representatives have known that a golfer would have attacked another golfer, leaving him with brain injuries? Based on the incident report, the attack was completely random. Golf clubs and courses, in general, are known for having very strict guidelines. After becoming aware of a party breaking their rules, they usually take immediate action. If the incident was completely random, they could not have possibly anticipated the incident and done something before the golfer attacked the victim. However, if there was a history of incidents (although not as severe) occurring at the golf course, the something should have been done to lessen the possibility of someone becoming seriously injured. Another issue that arises is related to golf course security. Did security fail to detain the attacker? Did the lack of security on the premises allow the attack to happen? Could have the incident been prevented with better security? If the lack of security on the premises contributed to the incident or the severity of the incident in any way, liability could be established.

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When liability is clear, victims and their family members could pursue claims and fight for their right to recover compensation. If you are unsure of your right to pursue a claim, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance as soon as possible with the experts at our law firm. We are ready to provide you with all the information that you need to pursue your claim.

Could You Recover Compensation?

Are you eligible to recover monetary compensation for the harm you suffered? If you suffered an assault that left you severely injured, you might have grounds to receive compensation. Your right to receive compensation will always depend on the details of your claim; therefore, it is important that you discuss your claim and the compensation that you might be eligible to recover with experienced attorneys. Although every claim is different, some of the compensation that might be available for recovery could include some of the following:
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Property damage
  • Funeral/burial costs
  • Punitive damages

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Are you ready to learn more about the compensation that you might be eligible to receive if you file a successful claim? Without a doubt, receiving monetary compensation cannot and will not reverse the harm that you and your family experienced. However, recovering compensation can help you and your family move forward from such a traumatic event. If you would like to learn more about the compensation that you could receive, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible. Our lawyers are dedicated to helping you recover the compensation that you deserve; they will always fight for your right to recover the maximum compensation available for your claim.

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Your Claim is Subject to a Deadline

All personal injury claims are subject to a specific deadline – a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is a deadline that determines the length of time that claimants have to pursue their claims. When claimants fail to file their claims within the appropriate length of time, they can lose their right to sue. In general, personal injury claims (in the state of California) are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. However, specific details of the claim could change this – resulting in a longer or shorter time to take legal action. If you would like to know the exact timeline that applies to your claim, it is essential that you speak to a lawyer.

Contact Downtown L.A. Law Group

The experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group are ready to provide you with all the information that you need to pursue a claim against the party liable for the harm that you suffered. At our law firm, we will do everything within our reach to ensure that your claim reaches a successful outcome. When you contact our law firm, you could benefit from our free legal services, which include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our assault lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. These free legal services are available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee – a guarantee that you will never be required to pay any upfront legal fees. Our firm is also based on a contingency structure; therefore, our clients will never be required to pay anything until after reaching a successful claim outcome. If you are ready to discuss your claim with our attorneys, do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible – we are ready to help you.

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