Yarborough Applegate Law Firm Reaches Settlement in Golf Course Injury Lawsuit

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Legends Golf Holdings LLC has agreed to pay $400,000 to settle a claim resulting from a 42-year-old golfer who experienced a slip and fall on a bridge at Pawley’s Island’s Heritage Club causing the golfer to sustain two herniated discs in his neck and a knee injury, both of which required hospitalization and surgeries (Case number 2010-CP-22-00924 filed in the Georgetown County Courthouse).

William E. Applegate IV

“I think it is important that the business community take responsibility for their actions and when a company knows it is putting the public at risk of harm, it is just not right for them to ignore their responsibilities,” said Applegate.

Legends Golf Holdings LLC has agreed to pay $400,000 to settle a premises liability claim resulting from a 42-year-old golfer who fell on a bridge at Pawley’s Island’s Heritage Club causing the golfer to sustain two herniated discs in his neck and a knee injury, both of which required hospitalization and surgeries (Case number 2010-CP-22-00924 filed in the Georgetown County Courthouse).

Trial of the case began in Georgetown on January 30, 2012, and the golfer’s lawyer, William Applegate of Yarborough Applegate, told the jury that the golf course had failed to maintain the bridge and allowed a green slime to grow over the walking surface, causing unsuspecting golfers like the plaintiff to fall. According to Applegate, the golf course was aware of more than ten people falling and injuring themselves in the exact same location prior to the plaintiff’s fall and injuries, and the golf course never did anything to fix the problem (Case number 2010-CP-22-00924 filed in the Georgetown County Courthouse).

“I think it is important that the business community take responsibility for their actions, and when a company knows it is putting the public at risk of harm, it is just not right for them to ignore their responsibilities,” said Applegate. “I am glad that the company decided to settle this case as this allows my client to begin trying to put his life back together after a horrible 36 months of surgery, treatment, and then litigation.”

As part of the settlement, the golf course denies any liability for the golfer’s injury but has begun warning players of the dangers on the bridge. Judge Benjamin Culbertson approved the settlement by entering it into the record in the Georgetown County Court of Common Pleas this week in civil action # 2010-CP-22-00924, according to Applegate.

Yarborough Applegate is a law firm dedicated to helping its clients obtain compensation to make up for the harms and losses caused by serious injuries and wrongful deaths. Roughly 75% of the firm’s cases come as referrals from other attorneys who associate Yarborough Applegate to be lead counsel. Yarborough Applegate provides potential clients and co-counsel with a number of ways to reach out to the firm, and information is readily available at http://www.yarboroughapplegate.com.

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