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Family of Man Killed in Golf Accident Awarded Large Settlement

By Renee Nordstrand on September 1, 2009

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/schwartz-payne-golf-2508548-course-curb

The family of an Irvine, California man who was killed at an annual golf retreat in 2007 was awarded a $1.5 million settlement this week after a jury found the golf course responsible for the incident that led to his tragic death.

Edwin Payne, 65, was golfing at the Pala Mesa Golf Resort in Fallbrook with work colleagues when he attempted to make a U-Turn at the second hole.  Payne was unable to make the tight turn and lost control of the cart, sending him over a small curb and down a 40 foot slope, eventually plunging off an 80-foot cliff and onto Highway 395.

The golf course had no signs warning golfers that beyond the curb and surrounding foliage lay an 80 foot cliff.

This incident could have been prevented had the golf course taken steps to warn their patrons of the dangerous nearby cliff.

In situations like this the victim’s loved ones and families can consult with experienced personal injury attorneys to pursue legal action.  Law Office of Renee J. Nordstrand will prove a company’s responsibility to maintain a safe premise and protect all patrons from harm with prominently displayed signage.  We can help attain fair compensation to cover the damages that come with serious injury or death.

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