Abbeville, LA asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for Louisiana

Q: I fell on a loose grate Ana public golf course and fractured my knee . Should the golf course have had me to fill out

An accident report .

2 Lawyer Answers

A: Yes, it probably should have. While there is no legal requirement that you comply with such a request, it is certainly advisable for a property owner like a golf course to request that you fill out an accident report as soon as possible after an incident like this to make a record of what happened while the details are still fresh in your mind. The accident report can be effectively used to refresh your recollection of events or to impeach subsequent inconsistencies in your testimony if they occur. The report can also be useful to determine whether and what subsequent remedial measures might be needed to prevent a future similar occurrence.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: Most places do use accident reports. It covers both sides in terms of documenting what happened. However, the standards and formats for such reports can depend on the facility or company. Good luck

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