Injured in an Arizona Golf Cart Accident?
Have you or a loved one been injured in a golf cart accident in Arizona? Attorney Randal Hutson has experience successfully representing Golf Cart Accident victims in Arizona and understands that nuances that apply to claims arising from Golf Cart Accidents. If you or a loved one have been injured in a Golf Cart Accident in AZ, call The Hutson Law Firm at 623-628-7400 to schedule a Free Consultation with Accident Attorney Randal Hutson today.
Golf Cart Accidents in Arizona
Riding in Golf Carts can be fun and enjoyable, especially in Arizona. Even outside of retirement and golf communities, many folks in Anthem, North Phoenix and other areas in Arizona use golf carts to travel, often short distances. When operated on roadways or at high speeds, Golf Carts face hazards that cause accidents. Car accidents involve golf carts, too.
Injuries from Golf Cart Accidents in Arizona can be serious
Injuries resulting from golf cart accidents can be severe. Golf Carts do not have safety features that cars and trucks have. Seat-belts are not required and many Golf Carts are designed without them to enable passengers to conveniently enter and exit the vehicles. When turned sharply at high speeds, Golf Cart passengers can be ejected and suffer severe personal injuries. Though there are bars to hold onto called handholds, they do not effectively safeguard passengers from being ejected at high rates of speed. In-fact, grabbing onto handholds can result in even greater injuries and cause Golf Carts to rollover. Golf Cart accidents sometimes involve other vehicles, but that is not always.
When Golf Carts are operated on roadways, passengers and operators also face the same hazards that apply to cars and trucks. Golf Cart Accidents result in serious injuries since golf carts lack safety features that cars and trucks are equipped.
Steps you should take following a Golf Cart Accident in Arizona
Notify the police of your accident
If any parties suffered serious damage to themselves, their vehicles or property, call the police. An accident report will be compiled which serves as a useful record of your accident.
Never Admit Fault and /or apologize
Admitting fault to the other driver, witnesses, or police may jeopardize your rights to compensation, even if it’s later proven you weren’t at fault or were only partially at fault for the accident.
Seek Medical Attention
Victims who have sustained serious injuries should seek emergency medical attention immediately following the collision. It is imperative to get examined by a doctor as soon as possible, even if you assess your injuries to be minor. Should you proceed with a car accident claim, this initial medical report serves as a valuable tool to log the severity of your injuries.
Document the Accident
Photos of your vehicle, your injuries sustained, the accident scene, and additional images of what you assess as relevant to serve as useful evidence once pursuing a car accident and/or personal injury claim.You should get the full name, contact information, driver’s license number, license plate number, and insurance policy number of the other driver involved. Should there be any witnesses, be sure to get their contact information as well, in order for our offices to get in touch with them.
Post-accident it is important you call our office or another personal injury attorney as soon as possible. We are committed to helping you pursue justice, and will take all the necessary steps towards your case.
Randal Hutson, Attorney at Law
Attorney Randal Hutson is committed to representing and advancing the interests and legal rights of personal injury victims.
Most Personal Injury Lawsuits arise when a person is hurt by another person’s failure to conform to a particular standard of conduct to protect others against unreasonable risk of harm. That is, most injury cases do not arise from intentional acts, but they arise from negligence, such as when a person fails to drive a motor vehicle safely and causes personal injury to another person.
Arizona Personal Injury Law Firm
As a Personal Injury Lawyer in Arizona, Randal Hutson of The Hutson Law Firm helps personal injury victims recover after an accident or injury. We serve all of Arizona including these communities: Phoenix, Scottsdale, Carefree, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, Tempe, Paradise Valley, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Goodyear, Buckeye, Avondale, Litchfield Park, Surprise, Sun City, Glendale, Peoria, Waddell, Wickenburg, Anthem, Prescott, Prescott Valley, and surrounding communities.