Lehigh Acres Golf Cart Accident Lawyer
The Sunshine State ranks number one when it comes to the greatest number of golf courses. It is probably safe to say that Florida also has the highest number of golf carts among any state. Golf carts in Lehigh Acres can be seen on the green, in neighborhood streets, and around town, and most operators drive in a safe and prudent manner. But accidents are bound to happen, no matter what the vehicle is or where it is being driven. Victims of golf cart accidents—whether they were injured as the operator, injured as an occupant of a negligent golf cart driver, injured as a pedestrian, or injured as another party—deserve fair compensation. The Lehigh Acres golf cart accident lawyer at Cardinal Law, P.A., can help you procure compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, property damage, and much more.
Legal Use of Golf Carts on the Road
Golf carts are not just for using on the golf course. Golf carts and other low speed vehicles serve as fun, safe, utilitarian vehicles to get around town. Golf carts can be outfitted with license plates, brake lights, and other safety features that make them fully legal on certain roads that have speed limits up to 30 miles per hour. The typical golf cart—one without any upgrades at all—is also most likely allowed to be on low-speed roads, such as in and around neighborhoods. Municipalities and private communities often have their own rules pertaining to golf carts as well. Moreover, if a car or truck causes a collision with a golf cart, the collision will likely be treated as any other type of auto wreck: the at-fault party will be cited, and the at-fault party will potentially be held responsible in a civil claim. Liable parties include:
- Golf cart operator held liable for injuring a pedestrian
- Motor vehicle driver held liable for injuring golf cart driver or occupant
- Golf cart manufacturer held liable under a defective product claim
Golf Cart Accidents on the Green
Collisions between pedestrians and golf carts (and collisions between two golf carts), are often complex when it comes to proving fault. However, there are still golf course and club rules that must be adhered to, including speed limits, right of way, duty to yield, pedestrian rights, and rules regarding intoxicated driving. A lawyer can help sort out who was at fault, and ensure that their client is not blamed in order to reduce the other party’s liability, which would then cut into the plaintiff’s damages under Florida’s comparative negligence doctrine. Injured parties might include:
- Pedestrian hit by golf cart
- Passenger of golf cart injured due to a negligent operator
- Driver of golf cart injured by another golf cart operator, or other party
Call a Lehigh Acres Golf Cart Accident Lawyer Today
If you were injured in a golf cart accident, whether the incident occurred on a private golf course, public course, in a parking lot, or on a public road, the Lehigh Acres golf cart accident lawyer at Cardinal Law, P.A. is here for you in your time of need. Call us today at 239-610-0845 to schedule a free consultation.