What To Do After a Golf Cart Accident

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While golf carts have become a popular industry, bringing in over $200 million per year, they aren’t the safest form of transportation. Each year in the United States, around 15,000 people require emergency attention from a golf cart related injury.

Unfortunately, golf cart accidents happen on a daily basis. Oftentimes, the injuries are mild, but catastrophic and even fatal injuries do happen from time to time.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a golf cart accident, call Trey Barton Law at 832-916-2526 for a free consultation with an experienced Houston golf cart accident attorney.

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How Dangerous are Golf Carts?

Golf cart injuries can range from mild bruises to traumatic brain injuriescrush injuries and in extreme cases, death.

Studies show that as golf carts are increasingly taken on public roads, more accidents and therefore, more injuries are occurring. 

Who is Responsible for Golf Cart Accidents?

It varies from case to case, but it is important to remember that golf cart drivers are not always at fault in accidents. However, if the operator is driving too fast or swerves, passengers may be thrown out of the golf cart. Regardless of who is at fault, the lack of safety features in a golf cart makes the drive and passenger more vulnerable to injuries. 

Some of the most common causes behind golf cart injuries are failure to abide by safety instructions. However, that does not mean that all golf cart accidents are the driver or passengers fault.

Questions to Ask Include

  • Was the golf cart being driven recklessly?
  • Did the driver underestimate the golf cart’s power?
  • Was the driver distracted or not paying attention?
  • Did the driver overestimate the golf cart’s abilities?
  • Was the driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol?

Texas Golf Cart Laws

According to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, you may operate a golf cart:

  • on roads in various planned communities,
  • at public or privately owned beaches,
  • during the daytime no more than 2 miles away from where the owner parks the golf cart,
  • for transportation to and from a golf course, and
  • on roads or intersections with speed limits at or under 35 mph.

If a city allows you to operate a golf cart on other roads, you must have :

  • insurance for the golf cart,
  • headlamps,
  • tail-lamps,
  • reflectors,
  • a parking brake,
  • mirrors, and
  • a slow-moving vehicle sticker.

Contact Experienced Houston Golf Cart Accident Attorney, Trey Barton

Regardless of who could be at fault, Trey Barton can evaluate the details of your case and determine if he can help you fight for compensation for medical bills, property damage, and possibly more. Trey Barton Law offers free case evaluations and can provide you with the counsel and guidance you need.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, call Trey Barton Law at 832-916-2526. I offer a free, no-obligation consultation, and you won’t pay a dime unless your case is won!

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When the insurance company calls you, call me! The insurance company is interested in resolving your case for the smallest amount of money possible. They don’t care about you, your family, your injury, or what it will take to make you whole. They want to resolve your case before you have a chance to speak to a personal injury attorney that knows what you are entitled to recover. Act now to protect your legal rights! Contact me today for a free case evaluation.

How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX

Choosing the right Houston personal injury attorney to represent you after a serious accident or a tragic wrongful death is an extremely difficult decision and can have a significant impact on the amount of money you recover. Trust your case to an experienced Houston attorney that knows how large businesses and insurance companies evaluate claims.

When you entrust your personal injury case to Trey Barton, you get a dedicated legal advocate that will fight hard for you! Trey Barton Law Firm cares about the clients, their families, and the relationships developed when representing people who have been injured by the negligence of others. I welcome the opportunity to discuss your case with you and assist you in pursuing the best opportunity available.

Trey Barton understands the hardships injured people and their loved ones face as they try to heal from their accident. This is why a contingency fee is used, which means there is no fee unless your case is won. The fee is a percentage of the verdict or settlement obtained on your behalf.

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