Golf ball breaks my window. who is responsible?

UPDATED: Aug 14, 2017

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Golf ball breaks my window. who is responsible?

I live on a golf course. Who is responsible if an errant golf ball breaks my window?

Asked on August 14, 2017 under Real Estate Law, North Carolina


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

When you buy a house on a golf course you agree to assume certain risks associated with the property, such as the possibility that a golf ball may break one of your windows. In order to hold tor the golfer to be responsible, you would have to show that they did something that would not ordinarily be expected of a "reasonable golfer" (i.e. it was done ntentionally, etc.). Bottom line, this is the type of risk assumed when buying a house on a golf course. 

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