Golf Cart Accidents
A classic American pastime, hundreds of thousands of people play golf every day for exercise, love of the game, and in no small part—to socialize and network. Nearly 25 million people play golf in the U.S. every year and the Southeast holds some of the most beautiful courses in the world. From Augusta National, Peach Tree Golf Course and The McLemore in Georgia to the Honors Course, Golf Club of TN and Holston Hills in Tennessee, there is no shortage of regional hotspots. Revenue for golf courses and country clubs in the U.S. alone are projected to exceed 24 billion dollars a year by 2024, but very little of this revenue is utilized to improve golf course or golf cart safety.
How Frequent are Golf Cart Injuries?
Although the game offers something for practically everyone, a combination of factors makes it all too easy for accidents to occur. Course carts inevitably develop mechanical issues and are often driven by people with little to no experience (and varying degrees of sobriety). All told, the American Academy of Pediatrics reports that more than 6,500 children are injured in reported golf cart accidents per year. The majority of those reported accidents occur at sporting events, but the beautiful setting and a reluctance to stop the fun contribute to thousands of additional unreported injuries to adults.
I was injured by a golf cart, what should I do?
Many who are injured are unaware that most hotels, resorts, courses and clubs maintain insurance covering golf course and cart accidents injuries. However, evidence necessary to prove a dangerous condition of the premises or of a golf cart’s mechanical failure is not automatically preserved, and it is important that you immediately speak to an experienced golf cart injury attorney in the event of an injury. Our personal injury firm has handled many cases involving golf cart accidents and injuries and is ready to talk about yours. If we can help, we’ll gladly tee it up.
Contact the golf cart accident attorneys at DRS Law today.