Were you or a family member hurt in a Florida golf cart accident? A lawyer with Bogin, Munns & Munns can look into the situation and determine who the liable party is. From there, we can assist you in filing a claim and/or lawsuit and fight for the compensation you deserve. Our Orlando Car Accident Lawyers will also handle communications with all parties involved on your behalf.
Once your case is in our hands, there is nothing you have to do besides focus on your recovery. Our Orlando Personal Injury Lawyers want to hear about what happened and inform you of your rights and options. We are committed to bringing you justice and a fair settlement or court award.
Possible Recoverable Damages in a Golf Cart Accident Case
If you are ever in a golf cart accident in Central Florida, be aware that homeowner’s insurance may provide coverage for your injuries and damages. You may be entitled to compensation for:
- Past, current, and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience damages
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Emotional trauma/counseling
- Physical therapy
- Household expenses
- Property damage
- Loss of a limb
A golf cart accident lawyer with our firm can calculate your damages and figure out the amount of compensation you are owed. We will do everything in our power to get you a settlement or judgment that covers all your losses.
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Possible Liable Parties in Your Golf Cart Accident Case
Upon investigating your accident, we will likely find out who is liable for your or your loved one’s injuries. Possible liable parties include:
The Country Club/Other Community
You can expect a country club or another community to perform inspections on the golf carts they provide. If it is found that they failed to do so, they may be held liable for your accident and subsequent injuries. It is possible that there was an issue with the golf cart that could have been resolved after discovering it through an inspection.
Golf Cart Designer
If the golf cart was improperly designed, which led to the accident, the designer can be held liable. They might have known that the vehicle would not work as intended and, ultimately, failed to address the problem.
Golf Cart Manufacturer
Manufacturing issues happen during assembly, whereas design issues happen before that stage of production. If there was a defective part of the golf cart that caused the accident, the manufacturer can be held liable. There may have been a machinery failure or a mistake made by a factory employee.
No matter who is responsible, we will pursue them for the restitution you are entitled to receive.
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The Statutes of Limitations You Should Know
In Florida, you generally have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. While some circumstances may affect this timeframe, it is best to act quickly, as the clock starts ticking on the day of the accident.
If you lost a loved one to a golf cart accident, you still only have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit, per Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d) states. Wrongful death damages your family may recover include funeral and burial costs, loss of income, loss of companionship/guidance, and medical expenses.
Your claim may turn into a lawsuit if the insurance company refuses to agree to the payout you deserve. It takes time to build a strong case, so the sooner you reach out for legal help, the better. We want to begin collecting evidence and arranging interviews with witnesses (if there were any) right away. Evidence can vanish quickly, as can clear memories of the accident.
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We Only Get Paid If You Do
When we take your case, you pay no upfront fees or anything out of pocket. If we secure the settlement or verdict you deserve, we take a percentage of your winnings. If we are unable to get you fairly compensated, we do not receive any payment from you.
The last thing you need to worry about is paying for legal help when you’re already stressed about how certain expenses will be paid for after this accident. We want to fight for you, not drain your pockets.
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Driving and Riding in a Golf Cart Comes with Risks
Unlike automobiles, golf carts are not built to comparable safety standards. The most obvious difference is a complete lack of doors and seat belts. However, seat belts can be purchased and installed separately. The use of seat belts in golf carts may cause more harm than good, though.
Frontal crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that even when using lap-shoulder belts, there was still a risk of serious injury to the head and chest area. Others note the possibility of riders becoming trapped and potentially being crushed in cases of a rollover crash.
Research suggests the likelihood of requiring a hospital stay from injuries received during a golf cart accident is doubled in cases of rollover accidents. With rollover accidents accounting for a sizable 1-in-10 of all golf cart crashes, a consensus has yet to be reached on the benefit of seat belts.
Additional Dangers of Operating a Golf Cart
Additionally, golf carts lack airbags, steering columns built to absorb impact, and crumple zones. Because of the lack of these features, there is nothing to keep the driver from sustaining injuries caused by the impact with the golf cart’s steering column. Lack of a built-in roll cage creates further susceptibility to injury in the case of rollover accidents.
We Serve Central Florida and North Central Florida
We have 13 locations throughout Central Florida and North Central Florida. We are happy to meet you in the location that is most convenient to you. With our main office in Orlando, we have 12 other offices in the region.
We are happy to assist you in recovering compensation for your injuries due to a golf cart accident. Our trial attorneys work hard to ensure your case is handled with the care you should expect from a firm that has been around for over 40 years.
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If you are ready to move forward with your accident/injury case, please contact one of our team members today by calling (407) 578-9696.
The consultation is free of charge. Don’t delay – your time to take action is limited. We are eager to protect your rights and advocate for you.