Golf carts can typically reach up to 15 to 19 miles per hour which is more than enough speed to cause serious injuries. If you have been injured in a golf cart accident, it is important to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal. Give our firm a call today to discuss our services and how we can assist your upcoming case. Continue reading to discover the top causes of golf cart accidents, the most common injuries sustained, and the steps to take following being injured in a golf cart accident.
What are the top causes of golf cart accidents?
The top causes of golf cart accidents are typically a result of negligence. The most common causes of golf cart accidents are as follows:
- Driving over wet, muddy, or uneven terrain
- Passengers overcrowding the cart or standing
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Sharp turns
- Reversing downhill
- Driving while distracted
- Inattentive vehicular drivers
- Hanging leg outside of the golf cart
- Leaving the brake unlocked upon exiting
What are the most common injuries sustained from golf cart accidents?
The most common injuries sustained from golf cart accidents are as follows:
- Foot injuries
- Broken broken
- Leg injuries
- Strained neck
- Spinal injuries
- Damaged windpipes
- Crush injuries
What should I do following a golf cart accident?
It is important to have a plan after being involved in any type of accident, especially one that can cause serious injuries such as a golf cart accident. Take the following steps to set yourself up for a successful personal injury claim:
- Call 911. The police will bring medical attention to the scene and conduct a police report to document the accident.
- While you wait for medical assistance, take photos of the scene of your accident including damages to vehicles and property. Take photos of your injuries.
- Collect any witnesses’ contact information.
- Once you have been treated for your injuries, collect all medical documentation relating to the incident.
- Reach out to a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer who will help you file a valid personal injury claim to recover the compensation you deserve.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in California?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally two years in California. This means that you will have two years from the date of your accident to file your personal injury claim. To take action as soon as possible to avoid being barred from suing. give our firm a call today to get started.
Contact our experienced California firm
Whether you’ve been injured in an accident due to negligence or you’ve been charged with a DUI, you cannot afford to proceed without strong legal representation at your side. Here at The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes, we are dedicated to helping all those in need of an attorney who can efficiently fight for their rights. Contact our firm today so we can discuss your case.