Virginia golf cart accident attorneys
Golf carts are used for transportation by customers and employees alike at many private businesses, including golf courses, resorts, apartment complexes, rental properties, and amusement parks. They are legal for use on public roads in certain places.
Golf cart crashes can cause catastrophic injuries—whether it’s a single-vehicle accident, or a collision with other vehicles.
If you were harmed in a golf cart accident caused by another person’s careless behavior, contact GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys to schedule a FREE consultation. We’ll file a claim against anyone whose negligent behavior contributed to your injuries. We have a long and successful track record of helping people just like you.
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In Virginia, golf carts can legally be used on public roads in cities or counties that choose to permit them. Municipalities can also designate a state-maintained road for use by golf carts and utility vehicles.
There is no vehicle registration for golf carts in Virginia, but a person must have a valid driver’s license to operate one.
In addition, golf carts are often made available for use by public and private businesses and organizations. Employees may use golf carts to move around a large property, and golf carts may also be rented out to customers at golf courses and other recreational facilities.
Places where you can find golf carts include:
- Golf courses
- Country clubs
- Amusement parks
Rollovers are the most common type of single-vehicle golf cart accidents. Being hit by a golf cart will also be very painful. These accidents may be caused by a dangerous driver’s maneuver, or by unsafe conditions such as a poorly maintained golf course or pathway.
When golf carts are operating on a public road, accidents caused by careless drivers in other vehicles are common.
Frequent causes of golf cart crashes include:
- Distracted driving
- Vehicle malfunction
- Poor maintenance
- Road hazards
If you were a golf cart driver or passenger who was harmed in a golf cart crash, your Virginia personal injury attorney will investigate the accident to find out who is responsible. This could include the driver of another vehicle. Golf cart operators may also be liable for injuries suffered by their passengers.
If you were harmed by a golf cart crash at a golf course, the course owners may be liable if they failed to maintain safe golf carts, or if there was a hazard that caused the golf cart to roll over or crash. Golf course owners also have a responsibility to prevent intoxicated people from operating golf carts.
A Virginia golf cart crash personal injury claim can include these types of damages:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Wheelchair access for your home
- Assisted nursing care
- Assisted living care
- Wrongful death
Golf carts don’t go very fast, but they can be extremely dangerous. A golf cart has a plastic body and very heavy batteries, tires, and a metal frame. It has no seat belts, bumpers, airbags, or side guards to protect riders.
Victims of golf cart crashes are often thrown clear of the vehicle. If the accident happens along a public roadway, golf cart passengers may be struck by a solid vehicle, such as a truck or car.
Golf cart crashes often cause severe injuries, including:
- Bone fractures
- Crush injuries
- Nerve damage
- Skull fractures
- Neck and back injuries
- Internal organ injuries
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
It’s only right that the person who caused your injuries should pay for your medical care and related expenses, such as time missed from work.
Our partners Ken Gibson and John Singleton consider it a calling to help our friends and neighbors in Virginia who have been harmed by the careless actions of others, including in golf cart wrecks.
Remember, we don’t get paid until you do. Contact GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys today by calling (804) 413-6777.
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