A lady walks out of the store and gets hit with a golf ball and gets knocked unconscious from a golf ball from the person was playing in their backyard
From the civil side, the lady who got hit with the ball would have a potential "negligence" claim. From the criminal side, it's not clear to me if any state laws would have been broken here. I'll leave that to an attorney that specializes in criminal law.
The lady has a viable claim against the neighbor who hit the golf ball - a homeowner’s claim.
There would be a potential claim against the homeowner where the golfer was hitting balls but if it was a rented home rather than owned home there may not be insurance. Even if there is insurance if the injured person was knocked unconscious but did not suffer any other more severe injury it may be a rather small claim. If there was a severe concussion requiring active medical care or the person who was hit had additional injuries that’s a different story. The victim should seek a personal consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. The golfer should take his clubs to a local golf course next time.
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