When most people think about a golf cart or golf car, they don’t consider them to be dangerous modes of transportation. Golf carts are thought of as safe, reliable, and versatile. In fact, many residents in The Villages use golf carts as a means of getting around our community and its 90 miles of golf cart pathways.
At the Glover Law Firm, we know that golf carts may not always be as safe as they appear to be. Mishaps can and do occur, even in retirement communities like The Villages, and they can lead to a serious golf cart accident. While many individuals may have access to health insurance, this does not always cover all of the costs related to golf cart accidents. If you or a loved one are involved in a golf car accident, a personal injury attorney from our law firm can make sure you obtain the financial compensation you are entitled to.
Causes of a Golf Cart Accident in The Villages, FL
In 2009, there were 1,600 reported golf cart accidents in Florida. While golf carts may be slower than cars and popular among retirement communities in Florida, they can be just as dangerous. A cart at speeds of 11 miles per hour can eject a passenger or driver on a sharp turn, causing injuries that range from bruising to death. The most common injuries that occur because of golf carts are lacerations, fractures, spinal injuries, broken bones, and concussions.
What can Cause a Golf Cart Accident
- Impaired Driving / Driving under the influence – Many believe that because a golf cart isn’t an actual car, it is safe to drive after drinking. This, of course, is untrue.
- Hazardous Conditions – Sharp turn taken too quickly, uneven pavement, drop-offs, and construction areas present a very real risk of rolling the cart and causing serious injury.
- Negligence – Distractions such as texting, eating, reaching for objects, children on the cart with the driver, and other distractions take a driver’s eyes off the road and can quickly cause collisions.
How Can Your Personal Injury Lawyer Help?
While most golf carts aren’t required to have regular vehicle insurance, a claim can be filed with the negligent party’s home insurance by your personal injury lawyer. You have the right to compensation for any injuries, pain and suffering, and/or damages incurred as a result of a golf cart accident. The Glover Law Firm can help you obtain this compensation, either through a settlement with the home insurance company or in court.
Have you or someone you love been involved in a golf cart or golf car accident in The Villages, FL? You may be entitled to financial compensation for injuries or loss. Contact our law firm today at (352) 205-4495 to hire a personal injury lawyer that will fight for your rights and ensure you are financially compensated.