There 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.
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.
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:
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.
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