Golf Cart Accidents In Buffalo, New York
Jed Dietrich, Esq., Recognized as a New York Super Lawyer, and His Team of Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Will Fight to Obtain the Best Result for Your Buffalo, New York Golf Cart Accident Case.
Western New York is home to many incredible golf courses. Many people across our region enjoy spending time out on the links in the warm months of summer. The pursuit of this sport often entails the use of golf carts. As with the use of any motor vehicle, the use of golf carts is accompanied by the risk of an accident. An accident on a golf cart can lead to serious personal injuries. Golf carts are not just used on golf courses but are frequently used in senior communities, college campuses, and private property. In any situation, the operator of a golf cart must take appropriate care to follow all safety standards and laws. Otherwise, using a golf cart can quickly become dangerous.
If you, or a loved one, suffered a serious injury in an accident involving a golf cart, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Located in Buffalo, New York, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. has a track record of success with personal injury accident cases. Our team of battle-tested Buffalo, New York golf cart accident lawyers will fight diligently and tenaciously for you. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, by calling 716-839-3939 or going online.Golf Cart Accidents
A study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine (AJPM) found that golf cart accidents have been on the rise dramatically in the last three decades. Across the United States, an estimated 147,696 golf-cart related injuries were treated in emergency rooms during the study period. The study noted the following important statistics about golf cart accidents and emergency room visits:
- The most common cause of a golf cart injury is falling off a golf cart, which accounts for approximately 38% of golf cart-related emergency room visits;
- In almost half of the cases studied, the injury sustained was soft tissue damage, which is damage to muscles, ligaments, or tendons;
- Nearly 8% of patients require hospitalization for golf cart injuries;
- Approximately 31% of the victims in golf cart accidents are children under the age of sixteen; and
- Approximately 70% of injuries occur at sports facilities, which include golf courses. In comparison, 14.5% of injuries occur on private property, and 15.2% of injuries occur on public roadways or property.
While golf cart accidents most commonly result in soft tissue damage, they can also cause a number of other types of injuries, including fractures, traumatic brain injuries, and neck and back injuries. Comparatively, soft tissue damage sounds like a minor injury. However, soft tissue damage can cause long-term mobility problems and can temporarily or permanently alter a golf cart accident victim’s way of life. Soft tissue injuries can require long-term treatment, such as physical therapy, and might even require multiple surgeries. This can cause a golf cart accident victim to require long-term support or care or take time off work.
If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury in a golf cart accident, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today. You might be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our team of dedicated and hardworking golf cart accident lawyers in Buffalo, New York, will help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at 716-839-3939 for your FREE consultation. Do not wait! Let us begin the fight for you!
HAVE YOU SUFFERED A SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY IN A GOLF CART ACCIDENT IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!
Golf carts are not regulated the same way standard road-safe vehicles are. Each state has different rules and regulations when it comes to the operation of golf carts. In New York, you cannot register a golf cart. As a result, you cannot drive a golf cart on a state road. Smaller municipalities with their own roads are allowed to determine the legality of driving a golf cart on non-state roads, so it is important to understand the rules and regulations of your community.
When operating a golf cart, it is important to ensure that you are abiding by all safety standards set by the state or by the facility where the cart will be in use. For example:
- Golf carts have a set number of seats and should never be loaded with more people than can fit safely on the cart;
- At golf courses, typically, only drivers with valid driver licenses are permitted to operate golf carts;
- Individuals under the influence of drugs or alcohol should not operate golf carts;
- Golf carts should not be operated at night unless they have been specifically outfitted to do so; and
- Golf cart drivers should exercise the same care and caution they would while operating any other motor vehicle.
Failure to adhere to these safety rules and regulations can lead to serious personal injuries for individuals both on the cart and in the surrounding area. Golf courses are obligated to ensure that those operating their golf carts are doing so safely and legally.
If you suffered a serious personal injury in an accident involving a golf cart, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. may be able to help. You could be compensated for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages due to missed work. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated team of Buffalo, New York golf cart accident lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will investigate your case, determine liability and fight to get you the compensation you are owed. Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today. Call 716-839-3939 or visit us online. Do not wait!
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!