Written on Oct 21, 2015 8:00:00 AM
Golf Cart Accident Lawyer: What You Need to Know
Many people do not realize that golf carts are a very convenient mode of transportation, especially in communities and apartment complexes. This is especially true for seniors, who choose Florida as a place of retirement for their ability to use golf carts instead of cars.
However, just because they aren’t viewed as dangerous doesn’t mean golf cart accidents are petty or “not a big deal.”
In fact, these accidents are a big deal, and can injure or kill others when an accident occurs.
If you or a loved one has experienced a golf cart accident, you need to know an experienced golf cart accident lawyer you can trust. Although it’s not what comes to mind when we think of a “vehicle,” it is a motorized car that can cause serious injuries.
Read what you need to know below.
How a Golf Cart Accident Lawyer Can Help
Believe it or not, golf cart accidents should be treated just like any other car accident that happens—it’s a serious case, and we handle it as such by the team here at Lowman Law Firm.
Having an attorney will help you:
- Find out whether the golf cart is properly insured
- How to handle filing a claim
- What its issued use was (road, or just inside a community or complex)
- Receiving deserved compensation for your injuries
- Knowing your rights with insurance companies
Don’t hold off on seeking medical treatment for your injuries and calling an attorney. The sooner an attorney is able to evaluate the case, the sooner they can issue action and accountability for those involved.
Questions to Ask Yourself and Your Attorney
So we have established that having an attorney that is experienced and well-versed in golf cart accidents is important to your case.
Some other questions you need to ask yourself:
- What is the extent of your injuries?
- Do you have pictures from the accident scene, and of the golf cart damage (if any?)
- Has a police report been filed?
That said, here are some things you need to consult with your attorney about:
- Are you a contingency fee attorney? (Basically, this means an attorney doesn’t collect any money from you unless they secure compensation on your case)
- Have you handled other golf cart accident cases?
- How long have you been in practice?
Of course, there are many other questions, but these are some basic ones to get your gears turning. We realize how difficult it can be to suffer from an accident without knowing the answers, and want to help equip you with some base knowledge on how to get started after an accident.
We hope this has been helpful for seeking a golf cart accident attorney. We here at Lowman Law Firm strive to imbue knowledge about what to do after an accident, as we are well aware of how it can affect a family and others involved.
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