Golf Cart Injuries
Many don’t realize how devastating golf cart injuries can be. These machines originally were only supposed to be used on golf courses, but many use them off the course. Users take them around the neighborhood, to the beach or even around resorts. Since they are so common, many don’t think rules of the road apply to them.
Common Golf Cart Injuries
- Running into a golfer or pedestrian on or off the golf course
- Crashing into a golf cart
- Hitting a pole, tree or other object
- Improper driving that hurts or ejects the passenger
The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) reports 15,000 serious golf cart injuries a year. A study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, said that the most common golf cart injuries are from falls out of the golf cart or overturns. Many times the lack of safety features (no seat belts, wheel brakes, or helmets) cause golf cart injuries.
Specific injuries included:
- Soft tissue injuries (including sprains, strains, contusions, abrasions and hematomas)
- Laceration/ amputation
- Head injuries
- Internal organ injury
Many children are the ones most injured by golf carts. Over 30% of these injuries need emergency hospital treatment.
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If the negligence of a golf cart owner or manufacturer error caused your golf cart injury, you could receive compensation. Schedule your free, no obligation consultation today. We have over 20 years of experience helping victims just like you. Call or use the contact form on the right.