Man Files Lawsuit After Fall at Top Golf

Victim claims safety net failed to protect him

An Abilene man received “life-changing” injuries at Top Golf in Dallas when he fell from the second level and the net below failed to protect him, according to a lawsuit.

In the complaint, filed in Dallas County District Court, Carlos Palomo Jr. said it happened Aug. 25 at Top Golf in Dallas. It is located in the 8000 block of Park Lane.

Palomo said his career in the U.S. Air Force is over and he will live with pain and disabilities for the rest of his life.

Top Golf promotes itself as a golf entertainment and hangout venue. The company’s website shows video of customers hitting golf balls, dancing, drinking and having fun.

 “Top Golf has a formula that is incredibly fun but we think it’s loaded with hidden dangers,” said Palomo’s attorney, Marc Lenahan of Dallas. “They safety nets give customers a false sense of security.”

The company declined to comment on the lawsuit.

“Out of respect for all of our guests' privacy, we do not comment on any individual's experience at our facilities,” said Adrienne Brown, Top Golf’s senior communications manager.

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