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Steps to Follow After a Golf Cart Accident

Steps to Follow After a Golf Cart Accident

According to The American Journal of Preventive Medicine, from 1990 to 2006, nearly 150,000 individuals were injured in a golf cart accident. If you have been involved in a golf cart accident that has lead to serious injuries, reach out to a knowledgeable Maryland personal injury attorney today to discuss your options for filing a successful personal injury claim. Contact our firm today to discuss your situation and learn how we can assist your upcoming legal process.

What are the top causes of golf cart accidents?

There are many factors that may play a part in a golf cart accident. The most common causes of golf cart accidents are as follows:

  1. Hanging leg outside of the golf cart
  2. Racing
  3. Inattentive vehicular drivers
  4. Sharp turns
  5. Driving while distracted
  6. Reversing downhill
  7. Driving over wet, muddy, or uneven terrain
  8. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  9. Leaving the brake unlocked upon exiting
  10. Passengers overcrowding the cart or standing

What are the most common injuries sustained from golf cart accidents?

Golf cart accidents can result in serious, life-changing injuries. The most common injuries sustained from golf cart accidents are as follows:

  • Foot injuries
  • Leg injuries
  • Bruises
  • Strained neck
  • Cuts
  • Whiplash
  • Broken broken
  • Crush injuries
  • Concussions
  • Spinal injuries
  • Damaged windpipes
  • Asphyxiation

What should I do following a golf cart accident?

If you have been injured in a golf cart accident, you must have a plan in place. Following each of the below steps will make a huge difference in the outcome of your future personal injury claim:

  1. Call the police. They will be able to create a safer scene and file a police report to document the accident.
  2. Collect any witnesses’ contact information while you wait for the police to arrive on the scene.
  3. Take photos of the scene of the accident as well as your injuries.
  4. Collect all medical documentation relating to the incident.
  5. Reach out to a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who will help with the claim filing process to recover compensation to cover your damages.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally three years in Maryland. You must file your personal injury claim within three years from the date of your accident to avoid being barred from suing. Get a head start on this process today by reaching out to our knowledgeable personal injury attorney who will walk you through the process ahead. We are prepared to fight for your right to compensation.

Contact our experienced Maryland firm

If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C., and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.

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