$1.5 Million Settlement Against Golf Course for Failure to Maintain Trees
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A $1.5 Million settlement was reached against a South Jersey Golf course after a 77 year-old man was seriously injured when a dead tree branch fell from 20 feet and struck him while he was playing golf. RD was able to get to the scene immediately after the incident. And, RD filed an emergent application with the court to grant us access to the course and to preserve the tree and tree limb as well as photograph the site. This proved invaluable in demonstrating that this was not an Act of God but rather a predictable and preventable incident. The force of the blow cause severe abdominal injuries including many fractures to client’s ribs and spine.
RD’s client made a miraculous recovery from this near-death tragedy. However, the client spent 30 days in the hospital and months in rehab before getting back home. He will always have ongoing residuals from the incident and his retirement will not be as active as he once planned. Lou DeVoto handled the case for RD.