Estero Golf Cart Accident Lawyer
Golf carts are a very convenient alternative to larger motor vehicles, especially for short neighborhood trips. They’re also a dangerous alternative to larger motor vehicles. Most golf carts have almost no safety restraint systems, like seat belts, or safety engineering features, like crumple zones. So, in the event of a collision, golf cart passengers often sustain serious injuries. Furthermore, many people drive golf carts because they cannot legally operate motor vehicles, a fact which increases the likelihood of a serious accident.
The experienced Estero golf cart accident lawyer at Cardinal Law routinely handles these matters in Lee County and nearby jurisdictions. Our legal team knows the law, and we know how to make it work for victims. Additionally, we know all the local rules of evidence and procedure, including the unwritten ones. So, we’re well-suited to obtain maximum compensation for your serious injuries. This compensation usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic loss, such as pain and suffering.
Injured passengers have the same legal and financial rights as injured drivers. However, mostly for financial and emotional reasons, many injured passengers do not exercise their rights and partner with an Estero golf cart injury lawyer.
Many injured passengers do not seek compensation in court if a group health insurance company pays most or all of their medical bills.
Usually, health insurance policies do not cover injury-related costs. So, when the insurance company audits payments, it demands repayment for any such costs that it paid. As a result, victims are in a worse financial position than they were before.
Moreover, such coverage isn’t 100 percent. The victim is still responsible for copays, deductibles, and other such costs. Additionally, the insurance company could raise the victim’s rates.
Finally, these payments are, at best, partial payments. Health insurance companies do not cover all the aforementioned economic losses. They certainly do not cover noneconomic losses.
Emotionally, many people don’t want to “blame” a driver for an “accident.” That’s especially true if the victim had a personal relationship with the driver.
Personal injury matters do not blame anyone for anything. Instead, they compel tortfeasors (negligent drivers) to accept responsibility for their driving mistakes. Florida would be a much better place to live if we all took this “you break it, you buy it” attitude of responsibility.
Additionally, most motor vehicle collisions are not “accidents.” People accidentally leave the water running. They do not accidentally drive aggressively, or while impaired, and cause crashes.
Low-Speed Accident Injuries
Moreover, all golf cart accident victims, not just passengers, do not immediately see doctors. In these cases, an Estero golf cart accident lawyer often has a hard time obtaining maximum compensation. Insurance company lawyers typically argue that if the victim didn’t immediately see a doctor, the victim’s injuries are exaggerated.
Adrenaline temporarily masks pain. Therefore, many low-speed vehicle collision victims “feel fine” and do not see doctors. As a result, their injuries fester.
Whiplash is one of the most common low-speed collision injuries. This head-neck injury is a soft tissue injury that many diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, do not detect. Furthermore, initial whiplash symptoms, like neck pain, mimic accident soreness. Therefore, these victims often don’t get the treatment they need until it’s too late.
The lesson is clear. If you were in a low-speed golf cart or other collision, always ask an attorney to evaluate your case and a doctor to evaluate your medical condition.
Reach Out to a Tenacious Estero Golf Cart Accident Lawyer
Injury victims are entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Estero golf cart accident lawyer, contact Cardinal Law, P.A. We routinely handle matters throughout the Sunshine State.