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Oak Island Golf Cart Accident Attorneys

Golf cart crashes are common in Oak Island, NC due to both the high volume of golf courses around the beach and the growing popularity of golf carts being used as a substitute for automobiles in beach communities.

Unfortunately, golf cart crashes are very often worse than car crashes due to the sheer nature of the roadway; Drivers who are anxious to get to the beach and inexperienced in driving around slower moving golf carts can amplify small mistakes. A fender-bender that would only break a car bumper car could kill passengers sitting in the unprotected back seat. A t-bone crash which may just break a door could have similarly drastic effects.

The Type of Golf Cart and Manner of Use Can Affect Your Right to Recovery

Under North Carolina law, golf carts are separated into two categories: street “allowed” and street-legal golf carts and laws pertaining to each differ.

It is important that the Oak Island golf cart injury lawyer that you hire to handle your case has an in depth knowledge of the law surrounding both types of golf carts and the roadway and liability laws that can determine culpable parties. In addition, street legal carts may require a separate insurance policy or endorsement over and above the coverage provided for golf carts on the standard homeowner’s policy.

Hire an Experienced Golf Cart Trial Attorney

Trial attorney Herbert Auger has been handling personal injury claims in North Carolina for over 20 years. “Unlike the typical car accident claim, golf cart injury claims can be difficult, especially in locating coverage to compensate the victim for their medical bills and injuries. We have developed a niche in handling golf cart claims and have been extremely successful in recovering substantial settlements for our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a golf cart, do not hesitate to call me to learn your rights. The call as well as the consultation is free.”

Street-Legal

Street-legal golf carts must be registered and licensed just like cars, contain brake lights, headlights, 4-wheel brakes, and owners must have proper insurance. In Ocean Isle, street legal carts can travel on the road, but cannot travel over 35 mph.

Street “Allowed”

Most golf carts are classified as street “allowed,” and are only allowed on private roads and golf courses, and can’t drive over 15 mph. Generally, they do not have brake lights or seatbelts. Although they are not legal on public roads, people often drive them to and from the beach on the roads and get in accidents.

Injuries in Golf Cart Accidents

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), most golf cart injuries occur when people fall out of a cart when turning or during golf cart crashes where people are ejected from their carts. During golf cart accidents, 40% of the time, people are thrown out of their carts. Injuries caused by ejection are often more dangerous than bad car accidents. Head and spinal injuries are very common in golf cart accidents for this very reason.

Talk to a Lawyer Today, for Free

If you or a loved one was involved in a golf cart accident, it is important that you contact a personal injury attorney that is experienced in golf cart personal injury law. The attorneys at Auger & Auger are experienced in golf cart personal injury law and litigation with insurance companies. Although some scars never heal, we can help you put your life back together and receive compensation for your pain and suffering, property damages, lost wages and medical costs incurred. Call us today and talk to a lawyer for free. Let us tell you how we can help!

Your Consultation Is Free, and We Do Not Collect a Fee Unless Recovery

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.

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The principal office for Auger & Auger Law Firm is located at 717 S. Torrence St., Suite 101, Charlotte, NC. The attorneys and staff of Auger & Auger Law Firm work and process all of the firm’s files at the principal office location in Charlotte, NC. Other office locations listed on our website are satellite offices that are not staffed daily. Satellite offices are operated for the convenience of our clients and who live outside of the Charlotte, NC metro area and are unable to meet with us at our principal office location. All meetings at our satellite offices must be made by appointment only. Phone numbers for satellite offices forward to our principle office location in Charlotte, NC.

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