The original post was about an interesting verdict in New York in a “calling fore” golf course injury case. The case is still interesting. But it is 11 years-old. So I’m updating the post in 2020 by including sample settlements and verdicts in golf course injury lawsuits.
Golf Course Injury Verdicts and Settlements
- 2020, Texas: $125,000 Settlement. A minor girl suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling from a golf cart that was operated by a minor. Look at the infographic we have on this page. These injuries are unbelievably common. The injury left her with permanent impairments. Her family sued the driver for recklessly operating the vehicle and failing to properly brake. They also sued the cart’s owner for negligently entrusting it to an incompetent operator. The case settled for $125,000. Obviously, there was a real problem for the victim’s lawyer in establishing fault because a case like this should be worth millions at trial if successful.