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There are over thirty golf courses in the Greensboro area, and with a climate suitable to play golf during most of the year, golf carts provide a faster way to navigate the greens. Unfortunately, due to their ease of use, some people don’t use common sense when driving a cart, resulting in injury to passengers or other golfers on the course.
If you were injured due to the negligence of someone driving a golf cart accident, Auger & Auger has the experience you can depend on obtain compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. As an avid golfer, Partner Herb Auger knows the attention that must be given when operating a golf cart. Since they are simple to operate, many drivers ignore the lack of safety features and don’t exercise appropriate care when driving a golf cart. If you have been injured in a golf cart accident, speak with an attorney before you speak with the insurance company. In North Carolina, an injured person cannot recover if they were partly at fault for the golf cart accident, even if only 1%. The insurance adjuster will do everything they can to twist the questioning and answers in a way that shows that you may have been partly at fault so that they can deny your claim,” said attorney Herb Auger. Call now for your free and confidential consultation.
Unfortunately, most of the time the person that caused the golf cart wreck is a good friend, business associate, or relative of the victim. Most often, the person that caused the incident has homeowner’s or other insurance coverage to pay for the injuries and damages that they caused. In addition, we are usually successful in reaching a settlement for our clients without ever having to sue their friend or family member. If this is an issue with your claim, please call and ask to speak with attorney Herb Auger. The consultation is free and confidential.
An estimated 13,000 people each year will seek medical attention at a hospital emergency department for injuries sustained in a golf cart accident. The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards do not require that golf carts be equipped with safety features such as anti-lock brakes, airbags, or seatbelts. As the result, a very common injury involving golf carts is a passenger falling out of the cart, and very often, it is a young male between the ages of 10-19 that is ejected. Another common mechanism of injury is a rollover. The suspension of a golf cart is not intended to make sharp turns or turns at speed, and an inexperienced or intoxicated driver can easily flip a cart.
At Auger & Auger, there is no legal fee until we settle your case. Our experienced team of golf cart accident attorneys will handle all aspects of your golf cart injury claim so that you or a loved one can focus on healing. Once retained, we will gather evidence from the scene immediately after your accident so that we can maximize the benefits you deserve. Your confidential consultation is free.