Fort Myers Golf Cart Accident Attorney
When it comes to golfing, Florida is king. There are more than 1,500 golf courses across the state, serving thousands of golf enthusiasts every day. Golfing is a long process, and golf courses are spread out; many golfers choose to ride in golf carts while they play. The fact of the matter is: Golf cart accidents are not the freak occurrence that many people believe them to be. Every week, people fall out of golf carts, golf carts roll over, golf carts crash into pedestrians, and any number of other incidents occur, leading to injury.
Golf carts typically do not have doors or other protective covering, meaning that passengers are constantly at risk of falling out if a driver takes a turn at too high a rate of speed. Many people who ride golf carts are elderly or disabled, increasing the risk for serious harm to occur. Golf carts are utilized at other locations besides golf courses as well, including college campuses, retirement homes, hotel resorts, and airports. When golf cart injuries occur, often someone needs to be held responsible so that the injured victims are not left alone dealing with the medical bills and other fallout.
At The Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A., our dedicated and talented Fort Myers golf cart accident attorneys have decades of experience representing Florida residents injured in all types of motor vehicle accidents across the State of Florida. We represent injured golf cart drivers as well as other passengers and pedestrians who are caught up in an accident involving a golf cart at a resort, an airport, a golf course, or any Florida road. If you have been hurt in a golf cart crash in Fort Myers, Orlando, or Southern or Central Florida, our golf cart crash legal team is ready to help you recover monetary damages for the injuries you have suffered.
Damages Available After a Florida Golf Cart Accident
If you were hurt in a golf cart accident, you might be facing mounting medical bills, time spent away from work, chronic pain, and any number of other attendant hardships. Your health or homeowner’s insurance may cover your damages, but you may also have to pursue claims against the party (or insurance provider of the individual or company) who owns, operates, or manufactured the golf cart involved in your injury.
The Florida golf cart accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. can help you seek recovery for damages after a golf cart crash in Lee County or Orange County. You may be entitled to damages, including the following:
- Medical costs and expenses
- Nursing care
- Physical therapy
- Emotional and psychological distress
- Property damage
- Lost income for time spent away from work
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
Types of Golf Cart Accidents
The central and southern Florida golf cart injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. are ready to pursue your claim for damages after any type of accident involving a golf cart. Common golf cart accidents on golf courses, public roadways, resorts, and other areas include:
- Collisions between two golf carts
- Golf cart rollovers
- Collisions between a golf cart and a golfer or other pedestrian
- Sharp turns or reversals causing a passenger to fall out
- Passengers thrown when a golf cart tips
- Inclement road conditions caused by rain, ice, and fog
- Accidents caused by distracted drivers (texting, eating, drinking, or otherwise not paying attention to the surrounding area)
- Accidents caused by intoxicated drivers
Call a Dedicated Fort Myers Golf Cart Injury Attorney For Help After a Golf Cart Crash
If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in a golf cart accident in Fort Myers, Orlando, or throughout Florida, reach out to a seasoned Fort Myers golf cart accident lawyer for advice and representation. Call the talented and passionate Florida golf cart accident legal team at The Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A., at 239-649-8050 today for a free consultation.