Mark Twain did not invent the golf cart, so far as we know, but he did have the right idea. Of course we know golf carts are a convenient way to get around the golf course, but they are an increasingly popular means for teenagers and seniors to get around their neighborhoods and retirement communities.
As safe as they seem, golf carts have been the cause of serious injuries and even deaths. The University of Alabama released a study that reported some 15,000 golf cart related injuries each year.
Males 80+ and ages 10 to 19 were the most often involved. Almost half of the accidents that occur involve someone falling out of the cart. With the assumed safety of these vehicles, there is not much federal regulation for drivers of golf carts (ie. operator’s license, age requirements, or safety equipment).
Giving mental assent to safety leaves us vulnerable for unintended consequences. The next time you’re in a golf cart, keep in mind the dangers of taking turns too sharply or driving on terrain not suitable for a golf cart.
If you or someone you know has been wrongfully injured in an accident involving a golf cart, seek out the counsel of a trusted attorney. Compensation for your medical expenses, potential lost wages, and reparation of damages may be less complicated than you think.
Oldham Smith’s personal injury attorneys are focused on helping you quickly and effectively recover the compensation you need, exploring every avenue of recovery. Attorneys from our firm will deal directly with insurance carriers on your behalf to ensure that you are fully compensated in a efficient manner.
Call the team at Oldham Smith today at (352) 292-1620. You can also contact us by email to schedule a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.