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Holden beach and its community are home to a multitude of golf carts and their drivers. Golf carts are considered a recreational vehicle by some, but legally they are very similar to cars and are classified as low speed vehicles (LSVs). As they are road-legal in North Carolina and many of its beaches, like automobiles, they require a high level of care and attentiveness while driving. Golf cart drivers should be especially careful though, as golf cart crashes can result in serious injuries during collisions with cars and trucks due to both the differences of speeds and masses of the vehicles.
At Auger & Auger, we have experience in representing golf cart accident victims who have been injured while driving a golf cart or as a result of golf cart drivers’ negligence. We can help you receive compensation for your injuries and damages.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there are around 15,000 emergency room visits that can be attributed to golf cart accidents, and 40% of accidents involve people being thrown from their golf carts. This can be attributed to the lack of seat belts in a golf cart and the lack of doors or a protective airbag system. Adding to that, only 50% of golf cart crashes occur on golf courses, meaning that a great deal of these incidents involve car-to-cart collisions. Common types of injuries resulting from such collisions and persons being ejected include, but are not limited to, the following:
After your accident, the first thing we do is begin an investigation of your case to determine the parties responsible, be them government agencies that are responsible for poorly maintained roads, underage drivers, drunk or reckless drivers, or golf cart manufacturers or repair people who have either sold you a malfunctioning cart or repaired your golf cart poorly.
Concurrent with our investigation, we will make our primary concern in helping you obtain proper medical care and protection your claim for lost wages for the time that you are unable to return to work due to your injuries.
The most common complaint that clients have about other law firms is their lack of communication with their clients, whether they are not returning phone calls or not informing their clients on the progress of their case. At Auger & Auger, when retained, we provide exceptional customer care to all of our clients, and go a step further and always make sure that our free consultation is with a lawyer, not a paralegal, legal assistant, or secretary. We will discuss your golf cart injury claim and will not charge a fee until we receive a settlement on your behalf.
When you call or email the attorneys at Auger & Auger, your case will be evaluated by one of our lawyers. Appointments can be scheduled for evenings or even weekends, and if you are unable to come to one of our conveniently located offices, we can meet you at your doctor’s office, your job, or your home.