Fort Myers Golf Cart Accident Lawyer
Golf carts serve many purposes. They are obviously useful in an 18-hole game of golf, but they can also be used to pick up groceries, visit a friend in the adjacent neighborhood, or simply cruise low speed limit streets. Florida’s weather makes it the best state in which to utilize a golf cart for everyday life, in addition to using one on the green. Golf cart operators have many of the same rights to the road as other motor vehicles, and when a collision occurs, the golf cart occupants have a right to seek compensation from the at-fault driver. On the other hand, a negligent golf cart operator who hits a pedestrian or causes a crash in which another road user becomes injured can also be held liable. For help understanding your rights and the next steps to take, we encourage you to contact the Fort Myers golf cart accident lawyer at Cardinal Law, P.A. for assistance.
When a Golf Cart Can Use the Road
Low speed vehicles, golf carts, converted golf carts, and other versions of lightweight vehicles that are often labeled “golf carts” are able to share the roads in many scenarios, depending on the circumstances, the specific roadway, and certain features of the lightweight vehicle, such as headlights, license plate, parking brakes, turn signals, and more. Whether you were crossing the street in a golf cart while playing golf and were struck by a motor vehicle, you were using your low speed vehicle on a roadway that it was legal to do so, or you were operating your golf cart on a private road or parking lot, we can help you seek compensation. Some drivers are under the incorrect impression that golf carts only belong on the golf course. This is simply wrong, as the law states otherwise.
Examples of Injuries in Golf Cart Collisions
The injuries sustained by golf cart drivers and occupants are often severe, due to the lack of safety features (roll cage, large buffer zone/crumple zone, airbags, etc.) found on a typical golf cart. Examples of these injuries include:
- Fractured bones
- Spinal cord injury
- Soft tissue injuries
- Internal injuries
- Fractured ribs
- Facial lacerations
- Amputation injuries
- And more
Contact a Fort Myers Golf Cart Accident Lawyer Today for Assistance
Golf cart accidents can be complicated. There may be a local ordinance or HOA policy that allows certain types of low speed vehicles that an ordinary road does not. There may be unique complications with determining fault between a golf cart and a pedestrian on a path that would not exist between two cars out on a public road. As such, it is crucial for you to seek legal guidance if you were involved in any type of golf cart accident. The Fort Myers golf cart accident lawyers at Cardinal Law, P.A. are here to help you seek fair compensation, no matter your position in the crash. Call us today at 844-874-PAIN to schedule a free consultation.