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Charleston Golf Cart Accident Attorney

couple in a golf cart on a golf courseThere was a time when golf carts were only seen on the green. Today, as cities across the U.S. strive for cleaner living and more serenity, golf carts have become increasingly more prevalent off the golf course.

Unfortunately, operators tend to associate golf carts with leisure vehicles. According to First Edition, over the last 2 years, an estimated 35,000 golf cart accidents led to emergency room visits. Auger & Auger’s Charleston golf cart accident attorney has found that the majority of collisions are a result of inexperienced and underage operators, reckless antics and horseplay, or intoxication of operators.

Common Injuries From Charleston Golf Cart Accidents

Golf carts are capable of many kinds of collisions — with multiple carts, automobiles, pedestrians; golf cart flips and rollovers, or drunk operator accidents. Sharp turns can cause passengers (especially children) to be swiftly ejected from a golf cart because carts which operate in golf course communities are not typically equipped with seat belts or airbags.

Our Charleston golf cart accident attorney knows that life-changing disabilities are frequently suffered in these slower speed vehicles; leading to spinal cord damage and paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, neck injuries, lacerations and painful bruises, and even death.    

Charleston Golf Cart Laws You Need to Know

It is imperative that Charleston motorists perceive golf carts as having the same potential for severe injuries in a collision as do cars, trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles. Understanding South Carolina’s golf cart laws may sharpen this perception:

  • An individual or business owner can purchase a permit for $5 with proof of registration and liability insurance. It is renewable every five years or with the change of owner’s address.
  • All golf cart operators must hold a valid motor vehicle driver’s license and be at least 16 years old.
  • Registration, insurance, and license must be available on the golf cart when driven on a highway or street.
  • You may only drive during daylight hours
  • No travel is allowed beyond four miles of the registered address of the owner; residents in gated communities are restricted to driving within four miles of a point of ingress and egress.
  • Travel speed cannot exceed 35 mph
  • Travel on a secondary highway, crossing a highway or intersection and access to an island (not accessible by a bridge designed for automobiles) is allowed only if the speed limit is posted at 35 mph or less.


How Auger & Auger in Charleston Can Help

Since 1994 Auger & Auger has put our clients at the top of our list; in customer care, advocating for your rights, offering a zero-fee guaranty, and winning cases that compensate you for your physical and financial losses. A Charleston golf car accident attorney is always ready to take your call for a free consultation. As with any collision, especially involving severe injury to you or your loved one, it is vital to establish the parameters of your case immediately.

 

Call (843) 751-4690 today for your free consultation, with no fees due until recovery!

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