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Golf Cart Accidents

Most people tend to view golf carts as harmless modes of transportation, however, golf carts are motor vehicles quite capable of causing severe injuries just like cars, trucks and motorcycles. With the Tri-County Villages being home to more than 80,000 residents with an estimated 43,000 owning golf carts for the purposes of navigating throughout the community, it is not uncommon for golf cart mishaps to occur leaving victims suffering from serious injuries.

Many retirement and residential communities in Florida authorize visitors and residents to operate golf carts on designated roadways and paths, and with residents of The Villages having access to more than 90 miles of golf cart pathways, it is no surprise that the influx of golf cart use has led to more injuries. There were more than 1,600 golf cart accidents in Florida in 2009. In previous years, an average of 5,000 golf cart-related accidents happened annually across the U.S., but with the increased use of golf carts it is estimated that 13,000 golf cart-related injuries occur every year.

Due to the high volume of golf carts used outside the golf course on a daily basis, often drivers are subject to sharing the roads with faster-moving vehicles, which can increase the risk for accidents. While most golf carts are equipped with headlights and turn signals, they are not designed to exceed speeds of 20 mph. The Florida Golf Cart Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can handle all types of golf cart accidents including:

  • Alcohol-Related Accidents
  • Defective Golf Cart Accidents
  • Golf Cart Rollovers
  • Golf Cart and Pedestrian Collisions
  • Single-Cart Accidents
  • Golf Cart Pile-Ups
  • Golf Cart and Automobile Accidents

The potential dangers associated with golf cart collisions are severe, which is why it is always important to maintain a high level of care and focus when operating a golf cart. Golf cart-related injuries can include brain and spinal cord injuries, amputation, broken bones, fractures, neck and back injuries and wrongful death.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a golf cart collision in The Villages or any surrounding areas, contact The Villages Golf Cart Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton online or call 352-369-5334 for a free consultation today. We can sort out the legal complexities associated with your claim, so that you can pour all of your energy and attention into making a full recovery. As with all personal injury claims there are deadlines that limit the amount of time you have to file an accident claim, so contact us immediately to get started on the steps towards obtaining a fair settlement.