Steps to Take Following a Golf Cart Accident

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The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles states that a golf cart can be operated on public or private beaches, on roads in planned communities, and during daytime no more than two miles from where the golf cart is parked. They may also be used for transportation to or from a golf course or on a road that has a speed limit of a maximum of 35 miles per hour. Though golf carts can be used in many ways, it is important to understand the responsibility that comes with getting behind the wheel of one of these vehicles. It is very possible to be severely injured if you are involved in a golf cart accident. If you have recently been injured in a golf cart accident, please reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney who will walk you through the legal process to receive the compensation you require to heal.

What are the top causes of golf cart accidents?

The most common causes of golf cart accidents include the following:

  1. Racing
  2. Inattentive vehicular drivers
  3. Sharp turns
  4. Leaving the brake unlocked upon exiting
  5. Passengers overcrowding the cart or standing
  6. Driving while distracted
  7. Hanging leg outside of the golf cart
  8. Reversing downhill
  9. Driving over wet, muddy, or uneven terrain
  10. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

What are the most common injuries sustained from golf cart accidents?

The most common injuries that are sustained in a golf cart accident include the following:

  • Concussions
  • Spinal injuries
  • Whilack
  • Damaged windpipes
  • Asphyxiation
  • Foot injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Leg injuries
  • Bruises
  • Strained neck
  • Cuts
  • Broken broken

What should I do following a golf cart accident?

If you have been injured in a golf cart accident, having a plan in place will make a huge difference if you chose to take legal action in a personal injury case. Follow the below steps to set yourself up for a successful claim:

  1. Call the police so that a report can be filed documenting the accident.
  2. While you wait for the police and medical attention to arrive at the scene, collect any witnesses’ contact information.
  3. Take photos of the scene of the accident as well as your injuries.
  4. Once you have been treated for your injuries, collect all medical documentation relating to the incident.
  5. Reach out to a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who will help with the claim filing process to recover the compensation you require to heal.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally two years in Texas. From the date of your accident, you must take legal action within two years to avoid being barred from suing. To begin this process today, reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney. We are prepared to take on your case and fight for your right to compensation.

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