Experienced Legal Assistance for Texas Golf Car Injuries
The attorneys at The Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. have worked for over a decade to defend the rights of Texans injured through the negligence of others. We’ve successfully won many million-dollar settlements and verdicts for accident victims and will work hard to ensure a just outcome for you.
In the United States, there are over 2.2 million acres of golf courses. Texas’ warm climate makes golfing an enjoyable pastime almost year-round. If a golf cart accident leaves you with injuries, you have the right to seek compensation.
Negligence Results in Injuries
The beautiful greens and fairways can often captivate the golfer as he or she moves from tee to tee. A driver operating a golf cart, however, has a duty to ensure the safe operation of the vehicle. Negligence results in accidents that can leave fellow golfers seriously injured.
Golf cart accidents often happen when the driver is operating the cart too fast for conditions. Going down a hill, an inattentive driver may not be able to stop in time to avoid hitting a pedestrian. Driving too fast across slopes can also result in the cart tipping over, potentially leading to injuries for passengers and bystanders.
Consuming alcohol or drugs before or during driving a golf cart can also impair the driver’s ability to recognize hazards or take the appropriate action to avoid an accident.
When a golf cart driver’s negligence results in an injury, the victim has the right to seek compensation.
Who Is Liable?
Often the driver of the cart is responsible for causing an accident. Negligence, such as the aforementioned speeding and drunk driving, is one of the leading causes of golf cart accidents. However, the owner of the cart, often different from the person operating the cart, may also be responsible. Failure to properly maintain a golf cart can result in an accident.
In some cases, the property owner may have failed to correct dangerous conditions on a course or fail to adequately warn golf cart operators that a hazard exists. In these cases, the property owner may be responsible for the accident through negligence.
Limited Time to File a Claim
Texas state law for personal injury claims covers claims relating to golf cart accidents. Under the law, you generally have only two years to file a claim for compensation after your injury. A failure to file your claim in a timely fashion may result in the judge dismissing your claim, even if it would otherwise merit compensation.
Compensation for Golf Cart Accidents
Though golf carts are often limited in speed, there is no limit to the injuries they can cause. Injuries from these types of accidents can range from relatively minor cuts and bruises to paralysis or death.
If you have injuries from a golf cart accident, you can seek compensation for:
- Lost wages due to missed time at work
- Medical expenses including hospital bills, doctor bills, and prescription medication costs
- Losses resulting from diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
In some cases, you may even be able to seek exemplary damages as punishment against those who were willfully or grossly negligent.
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Aaron Herbert is among the two percent of Texas attorneys certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. And because he only handles personal injury claims, he has the experience and knowledge you need to pursue compensation after your golf cart injury.
Call today and schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. Our attorneys are passionate about seeing accident victims get the compensation they need to pay for expensive medical bills and lost wages. Getting justice shouldn’t add to your financial strain- with The Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. you pay nothing up front and won’t owe a dime until your attorney gets you a settlement or wins a verdict in your favor.