In an astonishing 2021 study by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, researchers found that golf cart injuries impact more than 6,500 children yearly. Thousands more adults also experience severe golf cart-related injuries and, sometimes, even death.
If you’re ever in a Tampa golf cart accident, seeking legal advice is essential. Collisions can cause lasting health problems, resulting in expensive medical bills. Accident victims shouldn’t have to handle the process of getting compensation alone. A golf cart accident lawyer in Tampa, Florida, can help.
Learn about how the team at Burnett Law, P.A. can assist you with receiving the compensation you deserve after a golf cart accident injury.
How Can a Golf Car Accident Lawyer Help You?
A Florida golf cart accident lawyer can help you file a personal injury claim and get compensation after an accident.
Getting compensation for golf cart accidents can be more challenging because drivers as young as 14 can operate a golf cart, and driving one doesn’t require a driver’s license.
Plus, because the law doesn’t require golf carts to have a title or registration, they don’t need personal injury protection or property damage liability coverage. This further complicates the process of getting compensation.
While it’s still possible to receive an insurance settlement from one’s driver’s insurance or homeowner’s insurance, you’ll want a lawyer’s assistance to navigate the process. Should you not receive a decent settlement, a lawyer will need to litigate on your behalf in court.
Benefits of Hiring a Golf Car Accident Lawyer in Tampa
Even if you follow golf cart guidelines, you could still be the victim of a crash by a reckless golf cart driver. No matter how minor the accident, a lawyer will help you through the claims process. This includes:
- Investigating the accident
- Litigating, if necessary
- Negotiating with relevant parties
- Obtaining evidence
- Proving fault
Most importantly, an attorney will get you the compensation you need to cover your injuries. Severe injuries, like traumatic brain or neck injuries, can cost victims tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical expenses and lost wages. Getting compensation for these injuries requires the skill of an experienced golf cart accident lawyer.
Why Should You Hire Burnett Law, P.A. for Your Golf Car Accident Case
An experienced golf cart accident attorney from Burnett Law, P.A. is familiar with all the aspects of handling this specific type of personal injury case. Our legal team has expert knowledge of Florida law, so we know precisely how to fight for you and get you the compensation you deserve.
You won’t have to worry about anything from negotiating with insurance companies to assisting with evidence collection. And should your case go to trial, we’ll represent you in court to fight for your justice and get you a fair settlement.
How to Get Started With Burnett Law, P.A.
To get a free consultation from our personal injury law firm, fill out the online form or give us a call at (813) 221-5000. We will swiftly schedule a meeting to discuss your case further.
Meet Our Golf Cart Accident Lawyer
Our lead personal injury lawyer, Joshua E. Burnett, has over two decades of experience fighting for those who suffered injuries due to another’s negligence or misconduct. He focuses on getting each of our clients the maximum recovery possible.
In addition to personal injury, Mr. Burnett has experience practicing medical malpractice law. He also has represented thousands in property insurance disputes, making him an insightful attorney.
Mr. Burnett and our experienced team of personal injury attorneys are dedicated to fighting for your rights.
At the law office of Burnett Law, P.A., we handle much more than golf cart accident cases.
We also handle cases involving the following:
- Construction defects
- Personal injury claims
- Property damage
- Real estate fraud
- Wrongful death of a loved one
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Burnett Law, P.A. also handles all types of roadway and motor vehicle accidents, such as:
- Bicycle accidents
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Scooter accidents
- Trucking accidents
Frequently Asked Questions About Golf Cart Accidents
Frequent golfers or those living in retirement communities may have more questions about golf cart accidents because they often use these vehicles. Below we answer the most pressing questions our clients ask.
How Common Are Golf Cart Injuries?
National data shows an average of 15,000 golf cart accidents yearly, far less than the two million auto accidents annually. Yet, injuries are far more common with golf cart crashes because golf carts lack the standard safety features that cars have, like airbags and seatbelts.
Additionally, they can easily roll over when taking sharp turns or going over large hills on the golf course at too high a speed, further causing serious injury. Florida Statute 320.01 states golf carts should not exceed 20 miles per hour or 35 miles per hour on public roads. But many do not obey these rules or drive recklessly.
If you familiarize yourself with some common causes of golf cart accidents, you can minimize your risk when operating or riding in a golf cart.
What Should You Do After a Golf Cart Accident?
After a golf cart accident, take the following steps:
- Call the police and file a report.
- Seek medical attention.
- Document all injuries, not only serious injuries and medical expenses.
- Contact and hire a personal injury lawyer.
What Financial Damages Can You Recover?
After a golf cart crash, you can seek the following possible damages from the liable party:
- Emotional or mental distress
- Loss of future earning potential
- Lost wages (current and future)
- Medical expenses (current and future)
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage or loss
However, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is only four years from the accident date. So don’t delay hiring a lawyer and getting the claims process started right away.
Get the Compensation You Deserve
Hiring a golf cart accident lawyer in Tampa Bay is the best way to get the compensation you need after a collision. So request your free case evaluation from a personal injury attorney at the law firm of Burnett Law, P.A. today to see how we can help with your golf cart accident case.