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When is a Golf Resort Legally Responsible for a Person’s Injuries?

 Posted on June 09,2020 in Premises Liability

San Jose premises liability lawyersFor many people, there is little else they would rather do on a nice day than go golfing. While we do not typically think of golf as a sport that is likely to cause a player injury, serious golf resort injuries do occur. In some cases, the injury is simply caused by bad luck. In other cases, the injury is a direct result of the golf resort’s failure to maintain a safe premises. If you or a loved one have suffered a major injury at a golf course, you may wonder whether or not you will be entitled to compensation. Determining fault for a golf-related injury is often a tricky process, so getting help from an experienced personal injury attorney is crucial.

Premises Liability Injuries on a Golf Course

Golf is not a high impact sport, however, there are still many ways that someone playing golf can be seriously injured. Sometimes, the injury is the result of the player’s own actions. For example, if a golfer is driving a golf cart in a wildly erratic manner and crashes the vehicle, it is unlikely that the golf resort would be held liable for the golfer’s injuries. However, a golf resort may be liable for injuries caused by an unreasonably dangerous condition on the property.

Examples of injuries that may occur on a golf course include but are not limited to:

  • Slip and fall injuries or trip and fall injuries caused by uneven ground or broken stairs
  • Head injuries, eye injuries, or face injuries caused by being struck by a golf ball
  • Injuries caused in a golf cart collision
  • Injuries caused during an assault or physical attack

Premises liability laws hold property owners and property managers responsible for providing a safe premises for visitors. Property owners cannot prevent every injury that occurs on their properties, but they do have an obligation to prevent foreseeable injuries.

Damages in a Golf Injury Lawsuit

If you were seriously injured while visiting a golf resort and the injury was caused by the resort’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to damages. The term “damages” refers to the financial compensation you receive for your losses. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, reduced employability, and more. However, proving that a property owner or manager is responsible for your injuries can be a very challenging endeavor. This is why it is important to work with a premises liability attorney who has a record of successfully obtaining compensation for injured parties and their families.

Contact a San Jose Premises Liability Attorney

To learn more about pursuing compensation for losses caused in a golf accident, contact The Law Office of John J. Garvey, III. Call our office at 408-293-7777 today and schedule a free, no-obligation, initial consultation with a seasoned California injury lawyer.



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