Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® > Articles > Golf Cart Accidents

Golf Cart Accidents

Although golf carts appear to be safe vehicles used to travel around a golf course or around your neighborhood or property, there has been a significant increase in golf cart accidents in recent years. In fact, from 2002 to 2005, there were over 48,000 reported golf cart injuries across the United. Of these accidents, the majority involved boys between the ages of 10 and 18 and men over the age of 80.

Half of all golf cart accidents happen on the golf course, while the other half happen on public roads or other properties. If you or a loved one has been injured in a golf cart accident because of a faulty golf cart or a negligent driver, you may be eligible for financial compensation. For more information, contact the Green Bay personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.

Common Injuries and Golf Cart Safety

The majority of golf cart accidents happen from carts overturning or from a collision with another cart or motor vehicle. Some of the most common injuries resulting from golf cart accidents include:

  • Severe bruising
  • Fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Head, neck, or back injuries
  • Paralysis

You can significantly decrease your risk of being in a golf cart accident by:

  • Not overloading the vehicle
  • Giving pedestrians and other vehicles the right of way
  • Keeping all appendages inside the cart at all times
  • Not speeding
  • Making sure that all drivers are old enough to operate the vehicle

Contact Us

Unfortunately, even if you do everything you can to remain safe while in a golf cart, you may still suffer an injury because of someone else’s negligence. If you have been injured in a golf cart accident, contact the Green Bay motor vehicle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.