It may come as a surprise, but golf carts can be extremely dangerous. In fact, golf cart accidents can result in life-altering injuries. Read on to learn more about golf cart accidents in Maryland.
Examples of Golf Cart Negligence
Golf cart accidents are often caused by negligence. The most common forms of negligence include:
- Passengers overcrowding the cart
- Texting while driving
- Reversing downhill
- Hanging extremities outside of the cart
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Distracted driving
- Taking sharp turns
- Leaving the brake unlocked upon exiting
Can I Recover Compensation for a Golf Cart Accident?
If you are injured in a golf cart accident due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. This is because an injury can take a physical, emotional, and financial toll. For example, you may suffer from pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, lost wages, medical expenses, and more. In order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to provide proof that your accident occurred as a result of negligence. You can do this by calling 911. The police can send an ambulance to the scene and file an accident report. While waiting for the ambulance, be sure to document the scene. Take pictures and videos to document your injuries and any damage done to the golf cart/course. Additionally, if anyone saw your accident occur, they may be able to corroborate your version of events. Before leaving the hospital, ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents. This will provide you with important proof of the origin and extent of your injuries.
What is the Statute of Limitations?
When it comes to a personal injury case, it is important to take action as soon as possible. This is because of a deadline known as the statute of limitations. In Maryland, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally three years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within three years will mean losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve. While this may seem like a long time, it is easy to let important deadlines slip by when you are recovering from a serious injury.
If you have been injured in a golf cart accident due to another party’s negligence, our firm is here to help. Reach out today to speak with an experienced and dedicated attorney.
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The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented injured clients throughout the state of Maryland for almost 30 years. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence and require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.