Golf carts have always been the accepted method of transportation on golf courses across our country. But over the years, they have also achieved legal status in many gated communities as well. They’re easy to drive (especially for seniors), fit perfectly into small parking spaces, are environmentally helpful (low gas consumption) and are not allowed on public streets.
Seemingly golf carts are a perfect fit; but unfortunately they have their shortcomings. They move a lot more slowly than other motorized vehicles, therefore ‘getting in the way’ which leads to quick passing by cars and motorcycles. When quick moves are involved, not everyone is paying attention to the potential hazards — and so, golf cart drivers unintentionally cause serious and even fatal injuries.
If you have been the victim of a golf cart collision or rollover, our South Carolina golf cart accident attorney can provide you with legal representation. Auger & Auger has successfully helped many such victims obtain full compensation — and we can put our extensive knowledge of the law to work to help you fight for a fair legal remedy. To get a free evaluation of your case, give us a call today. Meanwhile have a look at some of the more common questions we answer in these cases:
What are My Rights after a Golf Cart Accident?
Whether a golf cart accident happens on the course or in your community, you can take legal action against the person or company responsible for the incident. This could mean suing the driver of a golf cart you were riding in, or suing the driver of a golf cart that struck you.
Your rights may also include suing the golf cart manufacturer if the cart was defective, or making a claim against the golf course or community where the incident took place (for failure to maintain the roads or the cart, or control the speed limit).
Auger & Auger’s South Carolina golf cart accident attorney will make your case against the person or company responsible for the golf cart accident; with the goal of ensuring you will be fully compensated for all losses.This includes recovering financial losses incurred due to the accident; such as medical bills to treat a brain injury you sustained when the accident caused you to fall out of the cart. It also includes receiving compensation for non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering from the crash-related injuries.
How Can I Collect Compensation after a Golf Cart Accident?
You’ll have to prove who was at fault for the golf cart accident in order to recover any compensation, and we will also need to demonstrate the extent of your damages. Our South Carolina golf cart accident attorney can assist with these processes.
Golf cart accident claims can be settled out of court if you can agree with the defendant — or the insurer representing them — as to the amount of compensation you deserve. If no agreement can be reached, we can pursue a claim for compensation with a civil lawsuit.
How Can a South Carolina Golf Cart Accident Attorney Help Me?
Here at Auger & Auger, we know golf cart accidents can be serious and may even cause life-changing or fatal injuries. We will treat your claim with the importance it deserves and fight aggressively to help you get the compensation you need for your golf cart injuries. Contact us today for your free consultation, with no fees due until recovery!