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Golf Cart Accident Lawyer

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The California golf cart accident attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP have handled many golf cart injury claims since the law firm’s founding in 1990. Even though most golf carts can’t exceed 15 mph, they can cause serious, sometimes fatal injuries. This is because golf carts often lack safety features, such as doors to protect occupants.

Our golf cart injury lawyers have investigated and successfully pursued golf cart claims against golf courses, country clubs, resorts, workplaces, amusement parks, campgrounds, employers, golf cart manufacturers, other businesses and individuals.

Contact the California law firm of Nadrich & Cohen today to speak with a golf cart accident lawyer, if you or a loved one was injured by a golf cart. Call us at 1-800-718-4658, use the live chat feature, or complete the form on this page. We offer a 100% free, no-obligation consultation.

Golf Cart Accidents Who Pays?

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Our legal team leaves no stone unturned in looking for compensation for clients who have been injured in a golf cart accident as a driver, passenger or pedestrian. We look at all possible means of recovery including:

  • Negligence of golf cart operator
  • Negligent maintenance of the golf cart by a business or facility
  • Defective golf cart design

If you or a loved one has been injured in a golf cart accident, contact the law firm of Nadrich & Cohen today by calling 1-800-718-4658 for a free consultation. We handle these cases throughout the state of California. One of the golf cart accident attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen will provide a thorough case evaluation and advise you of your legal options free of charge.  We never charge a fee for our services unless a recovery is made.

Researchers studied golf cart injuries in 2008. They found that 147,696 Americans were treated in emergency departments for golf cart-related injuries from 1990 to 2006. This represents 8,688 Americans per year. Children were 31.2% of the cases. Soft tissue damage was the most common type of injury. It was present in 47.7% of cases. 7.8% of cases required hospitalization.

The most common reason for injury was falling from a golf cart. This occurred in 38.3% of cases. Falling greatly increased the risk of head injury, neck injury and concussion. 70.3% of the injuries happened at sports facilities. 15.2% of the injuries happened on public property or streets. 14.5% of the injuries happened around a farm or home. Injuries which happened on a street were more likely to result in concussion or hospitalization. Injuries increased steadily in each year. There was a 132.3% increase in injuries over the entire study period.

Golf cart registration is not required for use on roads that allow golf cart use within one mile of a golf course. Golf carts may not be used on roads with speed limits over 25 mph except by ordinance or local authority resolution. Gasoline-powered carts must bear a California emissions requirements compliance label.

Golf carts driven on the road in California must be equipped with:

•A headlamp, tail lamp and stop lamp.

•A rear reflector and a horn.

• Front/rear turn signals and front/side reflectors.

• A mirror providing a 200 foot rear view.

• Windshield wipers, fenders and a safety-glazed windshield.

Golf Cart Injury Claim Evaluation

If you were injured in a golf cart accident, contact the attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen today for a free consultation. Let us answer your questions. We have experience handling golf cart injury cases. Call us now at 1-800-718-4658.