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Is there legal recourse for golf course injuries?

| Jul 5, 2019 | Personal Injury |

Traveling to Evans, Georgia, to golf should not end in a serious personal injury. Yet unsafe golf courses and negligent golfers could lead to exactly that.

If you recently sustained a serious injury while on a golf course, you may be able to fight for financial compensation.

Types of golf course injury lawsuits

From flying clubs to golf cart accidents, a golf course has many opportunities for personal injuries. Although not all golf-related accidents grant victims the right to lawsuits, those related to someone else’s negligence might. Three of the most common types of golf injury lawsuits are as follows:

  • Negligence: If a fellow golfer or pro shop attendee intentionally or wantonly caused your injuries, you might have grounds for a negligence-based injury claim.
  • Premises liability: A trip and fall, parking lot collision, collapsed structure or other property-related accident could lead to a premises liability lawsuit.
  • Product liability: You may have a claim against a golf product manufacturer if a defective club, golf cart or another product contributed to your accident.

Identifying what caused your accident is one of the first things you or your lawyer will need to do for an injury claim. A law firm may investigate your case and help you determine fault. The owner of the golf course, the City of Evans, a product manufacturer or an individual golfer could be liable for your damages.

Statute of limitations on injury claims in Georgia

In Georgia, the statute of limitations is two years to file a civil personal injury lawsuit. If you miss your two-year deadline, the courts will likely decline to hear your case. It is very important to learn and adhere to your time limit.

Claims against the government in Georgia have different statutes of limitations. Instead of two years from the date of your accident, you will have just one year to bring your lawsuit. Certain exceptions to the rule exist. An attorney may help you to find out your individual deadline.