Florida, with its sunny weather and calming scenery, makes the use of golf carts all the more appealing. Despite the convenience and utility of these vehicles, they have also been involved in many injuries and even deaths.
Knowing what to do after a golf cart accident in Florida can be overwhelming. Even knowing what your rights are might not be clear. It's important to talk to a Florida golf cart accident attorney as soon as possible. That's why we want to meet with you at the Law Offices of Brent C. Miller, P.A. We can explain all your available legal options and which one is right for you.
Golf cart accidents in Central Florida
In Florida, golf carts are not restricted to the fairways and cart paths of the course. In many communities, they have replaced cars as the preferred mode of transportation. But Florida's laws governing golf carts and "low speed vehicles" (LSVs) can be confusing.
That's why it's critical that you talk to an experienced accident attorney right away after your golf cart accident. Our lawyers thoroughly understand Florida's LSV statutes and laws and how they relate to golf cart accidents. We know the difference between LSVs and golf carts and can explain the impact such distinctions could have on your potential case.
Contact us for a free consultation if you have been injured as a passenger or struck by a golf cart. We take cases in Lake, Citrus, Marion, Orange and Sumter counties, as well as across Central Florida, including The Villages and other retirement communities.
Types of golf cart accidents
At the Law Offices of Brent C. Miller, our golf cart accident attorneys have recovered settlements and jury verdicts in a wide range of cases on golf courses, public paths and roadways, including:
- Collisions between two golf carts
- Overcrowding (too many passengers on a cart)
- Golf carts struck by cars while crossing roads
- Pedestrians and golfers run over by carts
- Sharp turns and reversals
- Wet, slippery roads/environments
- Passengers thrown from carts or pinned when carts tip over
- Distractions (such as eating, drinking, texting, or not paying attention to surroundings)
On behalf of clients, our accident attorneys have sued negligent golf cart operators, automobile drivers, property owners responsible for obstructions or potholes, and cart manufacturers. Motorized carts qualify as a "dangerous instrumentality" under Florida law. This requires the operator to exercise "due care" because of the inherent dangers and lack of passenger protections.
We have seen permanent injuries from serious golf cart accidents: broken bones, back injuries, injuries to the face or sternum, road rash, serious lacerations and fractures. Our legal team works to ensure that clients get properly diagnosed and treated and recover damages for any lasting disability.
Did you know?
- Golf cart accidents primarily affect the elderly and children.
- Unlike automobiles, many golf carts lack airbags, seatbelts, turn signals and other mechanisms contributing to its overall safety.
- As a result, they are much more vulnerable and prone to placing drivers/passengers at significant harm.
- An automobile accident will likely produce less harm than a golf cart accident because of built-in safety equipment.
Why you need an accident lawyer
If you or your loved one has experienced a golf cart accident, you should contact an accident lawyer immediately. Golf cart injuries are can be extremely serious, sometimes even leading to permanent disabilities and/or death.
A lawyer at our Florida law firm can ensure that you are compensated by negligent drivers and/or manufacturers, and ensure that all of your medical bills and expenses associated with your golf cart accident are covered.
Furthermore, an experienced golf cart accident lawyer may also be able to seek compensation for your property damages and general pain and suffering. Golf cart accident claims can be tedious and technical. And they are often unsuccessful without the assistance of an experienced golf cart accident attorney.
Strong representation, personalized attention
Florida accident attorney Brent C. Miller has more than 30 years of legal experience. He and his legal team thoroughly understand how the legal system works here and can help you every step of the way - from negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf to taking your case to trial if necessary.
Make sure you take your golf cart accident case seriously right from the start. Contact the Law Offices of Brent C. Miller, P.A. today for a free case evaluation. Our attorneys can meet with you in one of our four Central Florida offices or come to you. We're here for you when you need us most.