Steps to Follow After Being Injured in a Golf Cart Accident

Steps to Follow After Being Injured in a Golf Cart Accident

From 1990 to 2006, nearly 150,000 individuals were injured in a golf cart accident according to The American Journal of Preventive Medicine. If you have been injured in a golf cart accident, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney who will walk you through the claims filing process. Give our firm a call today to discuss our services and learn how we can assist your upcoming case.

What are the top causes of golf cart accidents?

The most common causes of golf cart accidents are typically a form of negligence or reckless behavior. The following are the top causes of golf cart accidents:

  • Racing
  • Sharp turns
  • Reversing downhill
  • Driving while distracted
  • Inattentive vehicular drivers
  • Hanging leg outside of the golf cart
  • Leaving the brake unlocked upon exiting
  • Driving over wet, muddy, or uneven terrain
  • Passengers overcrowding the cart or standing
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

What are the most common injuries sustained from golf cart accidents?

Golf cart accidents can result in serious, life-changing injuries including the following:

  • Leg injuries
  • Bruises
  • Strained neck
  • Spinal injuries
  • Damaged windpipes
  • Asphyxiation
  • Foot injuries
  • Cuts
  • Whiplash
  • Broken broken
  • Crush injuries
  • Concussions

What should I do following a golf cart accident?

It is important to have a plan directly following your golf cart accident. Follow the below steps to step yourself up for a successful personal injury claim:

  1. Call the police. The police will bring medical attention to the scene of your accident. They will also file a police report to document the accident.
  2. Collect any witnesses’ contact information while you wait for the police to arrive on the scene.
  3. Take photos of the scene of the accident as well as your injuries.
  4. Once you have been treated medically, collect all medical documentation relating to the incident.
  5. Reach out to a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who will help with the claim filing process to recover compensation to cover your damages.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in California?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally two years in California. This means that you will have two years from the date of your accident to file your claim against the negligent party that caused your accident. It is important to take action as soon as possible to avoid being barred from suing. Give our firm a call today to get started as soon as possible. We will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal.

CONTACT OUR FIRM

When someone is wrongly injured in an accident, they often require financial compensation to heal. That’s where we come in. Contact the Law Offices of Brian J. O’Grady today to learn more about what our firm can do for you.

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