No matter the type of vehicle you use to travel through your neighborhood or vacation community – convertible, golf cart, or otherwise – all operators of vehicles are required to adhere to the same standard care level so that others may enjoy the open road and the sunshine. Georgia’s living communities and weather make it a great location to operate recreational vehicles such as golf carts for the purpose of traveling from one point to another.
While many may not believe that golf carts are particularly dangerous, these vehicles can harm or kill innocent bystanders.
As a result of fast-growing and large communities in Georgia, many people opt for a golf cart as a primary or secondary mode of transportation. As a result of the increase of these vehicles on streets and pathways, there is a greater chance that pedestrians, automobiles, and golf carts will be involved in serious and devastating accidents.
There are several types of accidents in which a golf cart may be involved, such as automobile collisions, pile-ups involving multiple golf carts, single-cart wrecks, and rollovers at intersections, crosswalks, or parking lots. Additionally, many of Georgia’s golf cart crashes happen due to reckless or negligent driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, underage drinking, and distracted driving.
Most golf carts in Georgia are equipped with turn signals and headlights, and cannot be driven more than 20 miles per hour. It takes a great deal of focus and care to operate a golf cart, and if a driver is irresponsible, he or she can cause severe and life-threatening complications injuries. Many golf cart injuries are particularly severe because these vehicles do not have safety features such as anti-locking brakes, airbags, or seat belts. As a result, a victim may suffer from:
- Wrongful death
- Spinal cord or brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Hand and wrist injuries
- Neck, back, or facial injuries
- Knee or shoulder injuries
If you or a loved one have been involved in a golf cart crash/collision because of another party’s negligent or reckless conduct, let us help. Our goal is to secure the compensation you deserve so that you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery. Contact us today.