Automobile insurance generally will not cover a golf cart accident unless a motorist hits the golf cart. Aside from wheels and other loose similarities, golf carts and automobiles are wholly different. Therefore, your auto insurance will generally cover your vehicles alone. However, if a motor vehicle driver strikes your golf cart causing injuries, you might be able to file a claim with their auto insurer—or sue the negligent motorist.
You may have golf cart coverage through your homeowners insurance policy. The circumstances of each golf cart accident vary, so the details of your accident will largely determine which types of insurance apply (if any). A Florida golf cart accident lawyer from our team will establish liability and seek your fair financial recovery.
Golf Cart Accidents That May Require an Insurance Claim (or Lawsuit)
The phrase “golf cart accident” can describe a wide range of events, including when:
A Motor Vehicle Driver or Motorcyclist Hits a Golf Cart
Although golf carts usually travel via sidewalk, there are circumstances when golf cart drivers come near motor vehicles, including when:
- A golf cart driver is legally traveling alongside the roadway
- A golf cart is in a residential neighborhood
- A golf cart must cross the road (as is often the case in golf courses)
We must obtain the facts about a collision to determine if the motorist, the golf cart driver, or both are at fault for the accident.
Our Florida car accident lawyers represent golf cart operators and motor vehicle occupants suffering injuries and property damage from collisions. We will diagnose liability for a golf cart-on-motor vehicle accident and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Two Golf Carts Collide
Whether in residential neighborhoods, golf courses, or elsewhere, there are many places where multiple golf carts operate in close quarters. When the carts collide, victims can suffer significant injuries.
Multi-cart collisions can result from:
- Operators driving in the wrong direction
- Intoxicated driving
- Distracted driving
- Road (or cart-path) rage
As with any collision, a Florida golf cart accident lawyer will gather witness accounts and other relevant evidence to establish liability for a multi-cart accident.
A Golf Cart Collides With a Bicyclist or Pedestrian
When a golf cart collides with a bicyclist, walker, scooter rider, or other individual, the resulting accident can be dangerous, and one or both parties may suffer injuries. Liability generally depends on who had the right-of-way during the accident.
A Golf Cart Runs Into a Fixed Object (or Turns Over Without Contacting Another Motorized Vehicle)
Injuries and property damage can result when a golf cart tips over or strikes a fixed object (such as a tree or building). These accidents may result from a defect in the golf cart, negligence by the operator, negligence by the cart owner, or other hazards.
Fault can vary significantly in each of these scenarios. When a motor vehicle driver strikes a golf cart, the motor vehicle driver may be liable. When a golf cart hits a pedestrian, the golf cart driver may be liable. However, we can make no assumptions about liability without gathering all relevant facts.
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Who Can Seek Compensation for a Golf Cart Accident?
Based on the many scenarios you may call a “golf cart accident,” there is a significant list of possible victims, including:
- Golf cart drivers
- Golf cart passengers
- Motor vehicle drivers and passengers
- Scooter riders
If you suffered an injury or lost a loved one in circumstances related to a golf cart accident, speak with our firm about seeking financial compensation.
What Are Recoverable Damages in a Golf Cart Accident Case?
As someone negatively affected by a golf cart accident, you may seek compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Treatment for pain and suffering
- Lost income
- Property damage (possibly including damage to your golf cart)
- Any other damages resulting from the accident
Our team will identify and assess the financial value of your recoverable damages.
How Do I Determine Who Is Financially Liable for My Golf Cart Accident?
You do not have to determine liability for a golf cart accident because a lawyer will do it. To obtain fair compensation, it is not generally enough to determine who is liable for the accident—you must prove it.
An attorney from our team may prove liability for your golf cart accident by:
- Recording witness accounts
- Obtaining video footage of the accident
- Documenting your account of the accident
- Hiring experts to reconstruct the collision
- Photographing vehicle damages and injuries, which may help tell the story of the collision
Our team will conduct a detailed investigation of your golf cart accident.
Our Firm Will Manage Every Detail of Your Golf Cart Accident Case
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers will take your entire case off your shoulders, serving you by:
- Gathering all evidence that promotes your case for compensation
- Documenting your damages with medical bills, employment records (to prove lost income), and other relevant documents
- Calculating a fair settlement value
- Handling all case-related communications (including with the auto insurance company and civil defense lawyers)
- Completing all case-related paperwork (and filing all paperwork as necessary)
- Taking your case to court if necessary
We are a full-service law firm whose priority will be getting the settlement or verdict you deserve. When you hire a lawyer from our team, you also get:
- Advice in every aspect of your case
- Protection from insurers and anyone else who might violate your rights
- Your lawyer’s phone number
- Frequent case updates
We consider our brand of client service unique amongst our competitors, and we have your best interests in mind. We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible as you generally have two years from the accident date to file your lawsuit, per Florida Statutes § 95.11.
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