In the absence of bad weather, many people do not consider golf to be an especially dangerous activity. The odds of being injured while swinging a club can be greatly reduced by stretching, and the chances of being struck by another’s golf ball are extremely small. There is, however, a legitimate risk of being injured in a golf cart.

If you have been injured by a golf cart due to the negligence of another party or business, consult with a Clearwater golf cart injury attorney to seek compensation for your injuries. An experienced car accident lawyer can assist you in putting forth the strongest claim possible.

Avoiding Injuries

Golf carts, like any other motor vehicle, must be operated responsibly and by an experienced driver. Some courses will require drivers to be at least 16 years old and have a valid driver’s license, but this is not always the case.

Because of the way some carts are constructed, they are at a risk of tipping over. Because they can sometimes reach speeds of up to 20 or 30 mph, turning sharply, especially on an inclined slope, can be seriously dangerous. Golf carts do not have seat belts, so any mishandling of the cart or accident will be hazardous for the driver and passenger.

Golf cart passengers must keep their entire body inside the cart at all times, as making contact with outside objects, like trees, signs, etc. while traveling at relatively high speeds can cause serious injury. Some of the consequences of golf cart accidents, especially when they involve rolling over, can be very serious, even fatal.

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If you or someone you know has been injured in a golf cart accident, contact the Clearwater golf cart injury lawyers of the Law Office of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, P.L.L.C. by calling 727-441-9030.

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