Miami Golf Cart Accident Lawyer
Florida’s great year-round weather makes it possible to drive a golf cart pretty much any time of year. Whether you live in a gated golf community and use your golf cart to make short trips, or you use your golf cart as a legally registered slow moving vehicle on public roads, you have certain rights when it comes to how car and truck drivers treat you. If you were hit by a negligent driver, you can hold them financially accountable for your injuries. Similarly, if you were injured by a negligent golf cart driver, you can do the same. The Miami golf cart accident lawyer at Spencer Morgan Law has experience in all types of golf cart collisions and personal injury claims.
Golf Cart Driver Injured by a Motor Vehicle Driver
Golf carts are legal to operate, on-road, within many private Florida communities. Additionally, golf carts registered as “low speed vehicles” can be driven on just about all streets that have a speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less. In order to be considered a low speed vehicle, a golf cart must be able to drive faster than 20 miles per hour but slower than 25 miles per hour, have headlamps, front and rear turn signals, four wheels, and a number of other safety features such as seat belts and a windshield. If you were injured by a car or truck driver while legally operating a golf cart on either a private gated community road, or a public street, you may be able to hold that party accountable, depending on the circumstances of the crash.
Hit by a Negligent Golf Cart Driver
Other golfers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and even car occupants (in rare cases) can be injured by negligent golf cart operators. Common causes of golf cart accidents include alcohol consumption, reckless driving, speeding, operator inexperience, and defective brakes or other safety features.
Injured in a Golf Cart Accident Caused by Defective Parts or Neglected Maintenance
As the injured occupant of a golf cart accident, you may have been driving in a safe, responsible manner and following all of the rules of the road or golf course/gated community, yet you were still involved in a golf cart wreck. Defective parts are a common cause of golf cart crashes due to poor manufacturing practices and lack of safety regulations and oversight. Similarly, negligent maintenance of golf carts can lead to crashes and injuries. If you rented a golf cart from a country club, they have a legal obligation to keep it in safe working order, which means ensuring that its brakes, wheels, and other features are working properly.
Call a Miami Golf Cart Accident Lawyer Today
Golf carts have almost no safety features in the event of a crash; if a golf cart user gets struck by a car or truck, there will almost certainly be serious injuries. Victims of golf cart collisions can seek compensation for their medical expenses, property damage, and much more. Reach out to Spencer Morgan Law today at 305-423-3800 to schedule a free consultation with a Miami golf cart accident lawyer.