Florida Golf Cart Accident Attorneys
Helping You Seek the Fair Recovery You Deserve
Whether you like to get a quick round of golf in after work, travel across your retirement community, or need to transport items during your work day, the chances are pretty high that you’ve used a golf cart at some point. In fact, if you’re reading this page, you’ve likely been involved in a golf cart accident. If that’s the case, we at The Dellutri Law Group, PA would like to first and foremost express how sorry we are that this has happened to you, and we hope that you are okay.
Believe it or not, golf cart accidents are a more common vehicle accident than many people realize. In Florida, it’s not uncommon to see golf carts not only on golf courses but also as an alternative to cars in retirement communities, resorts, and other areas where golf carts are not only street-legal but also encouraged. Unfortunately, this also means that there are a lot of people who get hurt while operating or riding on golf carts.
If this includes you, know that we are here to help. At The Dellutri Law Group, PA, we understand just how challenging it can be to suddenly find yourself facing unexpected medical bills, especially if you are retired or unable to work because of your injuries. We know that this can bring a great deal of pain, suffering, and stress on both victims and their loved ones. Our team believes that you shouldn’t have to simply deal with all of these consequences on your own—especially when someone else was at fault for the accident.
Keep reading to learn more about your rights after a golf cart accident in Florida, or call us at (800) 391-4337 to request a complimentary consultation.
Who Is Liable for Your Golf Cart Accident?
In nearly all personal injury claims, including golf cart accidents, recovering compensation for your damages is dependent on the issue of liability. Simply put, liability typically rests with the person who is responsible for the accident. This might be another individual, or it could be the company that manufactured the golf cart. It could even be another third party.
For example, say you were operating a golf cart safely and legally in a place where you were allowed to do so. Another individual, also on a golf cart, suddenly comes around a curve. This individual happens to be intoxicated. Because of this, they are driving erratically and crash into you, causing your golf cart to tip over. As a result, you suffer serious scrapes and bruises, a broken arm, and a concussion. These injuries happened not because of something you were doing but due to factors completely outside of your control—another person made the decision to operate a motor vehicle (yes, golf carts are considered motor vehicles) while drunk, and now you are left suffering for it. Don’t think this sounds fair? Neither do we. That’s why our Florida golf cart attorneys aggressively pursue legal action against negligent individuals who have caused our clients harm.
However, let’s look at another scenario. Imagine you are, again, operating a golf cart safely and responsibly. What you don’t realize is that this golf cart has a faulty design, making it highly susceptible to tipping over even when it is being operated at recommended speeds. As you take a left-hand turn, that defective design comes into play—the golf cart tips over unexpectedly and you are left with serious head and neck injuries, scrapes, cuts, and bruises. Who is liable? In this case, the entity responsible for designing the golf cart could be held responsible for your medical bills and other damages.
Why Choose Us?
Golf cart accidents can be incredibly serious—but pursuing the compensation you are rightfully owed is not always simple. At The Dellutri Law Group, PA, our Florida golf cart accident lawyers are ready and willing to investigate all possible avenues of compensation, including going after the at-fault party’s assets. We’ll look at all available insurance coverage and other potential sources of compensation in our efforts to secure a fair settlement or verdict that covers all of your damages, both current and future.
Depending on the exact circumstances of your case, we may seek compensation for your:
- Medical bills and all expense related to medical treatment resulting from your injuries
- Lost wages, including future lost wages, if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering, including emotional distress and trauma
- Lost earning ability, or disability, if your injuries prevent you from returning to work
- Property damage, if your golf cart or other property required repairs
- Punitive damages, meant to punish the at-fault party for egregious negligence
When handling personal injury cases such as these, we employ a three-pronged approach. First, we look at all available coverage options and other avenues of compensation on your behalf. Next, we determine if a company has under-insured themselves in order to avoid having to pay out on claims. Lastly, we use our knowledge of bankruptcy law to go after the liable party’s personal assets, if necessary.
To learn more about how we can help you, give us a call at (800) 391-4337 today.
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