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Liability in Golf Course Accidents and Injuries

15th March 2010
By Mesriani Law Group in Personal Injury
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Dangers of Playing Golf

Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, and Francis Ouimet are just some of the people who became famous due to their skills in playing golf. The popularity of this sport has been boosted significantly in the recent years, making it one of the most popular sources of entertainment in the whole United States.

Although many people view golf as a constant source of entertainment, others feel that it has become the reason for their suffering due to the occurrence of golf course accidents. In line with the boost of the sport’s popularity is the boost in the number of accidents that occur in it. In fact, the University of Alabama has published an article revealing that more that 1,000 golf course accidents are reported in the country every month.

Determining Liability in Golf Course Accidents

When a person sustains an injury while he or she was inside a golf course, someone may be liable for it especially if another person’s negligence is the reason why the victim is suffering. Here are some examples of parties who may be liable in such accident:

Golf players

The most usual source of golf course injuries is due to the negligence of the players involved in the game.

Although a golf ball is small, getting hit by it can still produce considerable damage. Statistics revealed that a small number of people were reported to have sustained life-threatening injuries after being struck by a golf ball.

Many people sue to be compensated when they were hit by a golf ball especially if they were injured due by it. The issue of negligence may materialize from the player’s commission or omission of an action if a reasonable individual could foresee that the action or omission may cause other people to get hurt.

Golf course owner or operator

An injured individual can also try to determine whether the golf course owner is responsible for the accident. One vital way of doing this is by finding out if the golf course is publicly or privately owned. If the golf course is publicly owned, the government may be immune from any kind of liability or responsibility for an ordinary negligence.

Meanwhile, a golf course’s operator or owner may be viewed as liable for an accident if there is a failure in applying ordinary care in preserving the area’s safe and good condition.

Golf course builder or designer

A court may rule that a golf course was improperly designed or built, thus placing the players at a bigger danger compared to what is expected. In general, an injured individual must be able to prove that the area contained unseen dangers or it was negligently designed before damages may be awarded.

Proving liability in golf course accidents is not easy because of the legalities that surround the process. Injured individuals may have a higher chance of attaining this goal by asking for the legal help of skilled personal injury lawyers.

To help you pursue claims for injuries sustained in a golf course accident, consult with our skilled personal injury lawyers. Visit our website and avail of our free case analysis.
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