What You Need to Know About Golf Cart Accidents in Florida

Many people throughout the state of Florida enjoy golfing. Whether they golf for fun, competitively, or for business transactions, golf courses in Florida are nearly always bustling with activity. Chances are, if you’ve been to a golf course, you’ve ridden in a golf cart. Though golf carts are a fun part of the overall golfing experience, the truth is, they can be quite dangerous at times as well. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Florida personal injury attorneys to learn more about golf cart accidents and how our legal team can help if you’ve been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of golf cart accidents?

Though we do not tend to think of golf carts as particularly dangerous, golf carts are responsible for many accidents throughout the United States every year. Some of the most common causes of golf cart accidents are as follows:

  • Taking sharp turns
  • Driving the golf cart while texting
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Leaving extremities outside of the cart
  • Reversing downhill
  • Failing to engage the brake before exiting the vehicle
  • Passengers overcrowding the golf cart
  • Traveling at unsafe speeds

What should I do if I am involved in a golf cart accident?

If you are injured in a golf cart accident, it is paramount that you take swift action to document the incident and receive the medical treatment you need. This is why the first thing you should do is call the police, as they will send emergency services to the scene. You should also take pictures of the scene of the accident. Once you do, you should ask anyone who saw your accident for their contact information, as they may corroborate your personal injury claim at a later date. Once you receive medical treatment and are in stable condition, you should hire an experienced Jacksonville personal injury attorney who can file a personal injury claim on your behalf. Whether you were struck as a pedestrian or your golf cart collided with a negligent golf cart driver, our firm is here to help. As long as we can prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence, we should recover the financial compensation you deserve and need to heal.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Ansbacher Law is comprised of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.