Wellington Golf Cart Accident Lawyer
To many people, Florida and golfing go hand in hand. While golf is a great way to spend the day outdoors, many golfers use carts to get around the course, and those golf carts sometimes even make their way onto the roads. Wherever a golf cart accident occurs, it is bound to result in serious injuries because these vehicles do not afford those within them a great deal of protection. If you have been hurt in an accident involving a golf cart, a Wellington golf cart accident lawyer can help you file a claim for damages.
Where Do Golf Cart Accidents Occur?
Due to the type of accident, it is natural to think that golf cart accidents only happen on golf courses. Unfortunately, this is not true. Many Floridians, including those here in Wellington, use golf carts to get around in an open-air way that is sometimes more enjoyable than riding in another type of vehicle. As such, these carts sometimes make their way off the golf course and into other areas. Some of the most common places golf cart accidents occur are as follows:
- Housing communities: Many housing communities in Wellington, such as Buena Vida, allow residents to use golf carts, which makes golf cart accidents more common in these areas.
- Golf courses: Of course, golf carts are most commonly used on golf courses so golfers have a place to store their equipment and get easily from one hole to the next. Unfortunately, not all golfers have the necessary experience to operate a cart, or may drive in an unsafe manner, leading to an accident.
- Roads: In Wellington, golf carts may be driven on roads with a posted speed limit of 25 miles per hour or less. Wellington is also currently developing regulations to allow golf carts on its pathways, increasing the chance of crashes occurring.
The place in which a golf cart accident occurs can greatly affect an injury claim. For example, if unsafe conditions on a golf course caused a crash, the owners of the property may be liable for any injuries sustained as a result.
Common Injuries in Golf Cart Accident Claims
A golf cart accident may sound like a minor occurrence, but these crashes result in many injuries every year. The most common injuries that form the basis of golf cart accidents claims include:
- Shoulder injuries
- Knee injuries
- Broken bones
- Deep lacerations that sometimes lead to a secondary infection
- Strains and sprains
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Face injuries
- Back injuries
- Hand and wrist injuries
- Wrongful death
The above injuries are often caused by reckless golf cart driving, distracted driving, overloaded golf carts, hanging limbs outside of golf carts, and more.
Our Golf Cart Accident Lawyers in Wellington Will Hold Liable Parties Accountable
If you have been injured in an accident involving a golf cart, call our Wellington golf cart accident lawyers today. At Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC, our skilled attorneys will determine the party liable for the accident and will hold them accountable for paying the damages you deserve. Call us today at 561-472-8165 or contact us online to schedule a free case review.