Q: I was at Modesto's municipal golf course an 80-ft tree fell a large Branch hit me and hurt my back are they liable
The golf course has been closed for 2 years but it's still open to the public
A: Is this a City or County run facility? You potentially could file a lawsuit; however, if it is a public entity that owns and operates the land you would need to serve a Government Tort Claim notice within 6 months from the date of the incident. If 6 months has already lapsed, you would need to serve an application requesting to submit a late claim. This would need to be done by no later than 1 year from the date of the incident. If it has been more than a year, your claim is likely barred. If the golf course is not owned/operated by a public entity, you may have longer time to file a lawsuit. You should consult with an attorney asap to get some advice.
A: The owner and/or maintenance company might be liable. Contact a personal injury attorney to discuss as this gets complicated, especially if any public entities are involved. Consultations are free.
IT DEPENDS........WAS THERE ANY EVIDENCE TO SHOW THE TREE WAS ABOUT TO FALL? THAT WILL PROBABLY INVOLVE SOME DISCOVERY>..........
CONTACTING GROUNDSKEEPERS, MANAGEMENT, AND FORMER EMPLOYEES TO DETERMINE IF COMPLAINTS HAD BEEN MADE SO THAT THEY HAD NOTICE....ETC
CONTACT A LOCAL PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER.
IF IT IS NOW COUNTY OR CITY OWNER, BE AWARE A GOVERNMENTAL TORT CLAIM HAS TO BE FILED WITHIN 6 MONTHS.
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