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When Do I Need a Golf Cart Accident Lawyer in Jacksonville, FL?

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When Do I Need a Golf Cart Accident Lawyer in Jacksonville, FL?

Golf cart accidents are not always minor fender benders. These crashes can result in catastrophic injuries and wrongful deaths. If you were injured in a golf cart accident in Jacksonville, FL, you need an experienced Florida golf cart accident lawyer to handle your case.

Baggett Law Personal Injury Lawyers have more than eight decades of combined experience. Our team of award-winning injury attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for injured clients in Florida. 

Don’t trust your accident case to an inexperienced attorney or an insurance adjuster. Contact us now at (904) 396-1100 for a free consultation with a Jacksonville golf cart accident lawyer. 

How Our Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help if You’ve Been Injured in a Golf Cart Accident

Were you injured in a Jacksonville, Florida golf cart crash? If so, you could be entitled to substantial compensation for your injuries and damages. However, the at-fault party and insurance company will likely fight your claim.

Our reputation and results have earned our firm and attorneys national recognition. Our law firm received the 2021 Platinum Client Champion Award from Martindale-Hubbell. We also have an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its most prestigious peer rating for attorneys.

When you hire Baggett Law Personal Injury Lawyers to handle your claim, you can expect us to:

  • Investigate the golf cart accident to determine fault and liability
  • File insurance and personal injury claims
  • Determine how much your case is worth by carefully analyzing your damages
  • Consult leading expert witnesses, if necessary
  • Handle all communications and document preparation 
  • Negotiate a fair settlement for your case
  • File a lawsuit and have a skilled trial litigator argue your case before a jury if needed

Our legal team is here to provide guidance, support, and sound legal advice. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our golf cart accident lawyers in Jacksonville, FL.

Why Do I Need to Hire a Golf Cart Accident Attorney in Jacksonville, FL?

Injury cases involving golf carts can be very complicated. These cases are not your standard car accident case. Therefore, having an experienced Jacksonville golf cart accident attorney can help you to:

Golf carts are subject to several laws in Florida. Florida Statute §320.01 states that a golf cart is a motor vehicle used on a golf course or for recreational purposes. It is not designed or manufactured to exceed 20 mph.

A golf cart is not required to have registration or insurance coverage. However, golf cart owners can purchase optional insurance. In some jurisdictions, golf carts could be used outside of a golf course according to local ordinances.

On the other hand, Florida law defines an LSV (low-speed vehicle) as a four-wheeled motor vehicle with top speeds greater than 20 mph but no more than 25 mph. The law requires LSVs to be titled, registered, and insured. LSVs can operate on public roads if they meet specific conditions.

The laws that apply in your case could impact a personal injury claim. An attorney understands the law and how to apply it to your case.

Identify the Parties Liable for Your Damages 

The most common causes of golf cart accidents include:

  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Defective machinery or parts
  • Unsafe lane changes and maneuvers
  • Distracted driving
  • Poor weather and road conditions
  • Drugged or drunk driving
  • Improperly maintained golf carts
  • Following too closely
  • Running stop signs

The factors contributing to the accident determine who is liable for your damages. Parties who could be liable include golf cart manufacturers, owners, golf courses, rental companies, maintenance facilities, and others. Only the parties who contributed to causing the accident can be held liable for your damages. 

Value Your Golf Cart Accident Damages Correctly

Many people are surprised to learn that their Jacksonville golf cart accident claim is worth more than they thought. The insurance adjuster and at-fault party will not tell you if your case is worth more than you are willing to accept for settlement.

A Jacksonville golf cart crash lawyer correctly values your economic and non-economic damages. Let our legal team review your case for free before signing a settlement agreement that waives your right to sue for damages.

Defend Against Allegations of Contributory Fault

The at-fault party might blame you for the golf cart accident to avoid paying your claim. Florida recently changed the contributory fault laws to add a 51% bar for damages. 

If you are more than 5% to blame for causing your injury and your injury occurred on or after March 24, 2023, you cannot recover any money for your claim. If you are less than 50% to blame, your compensation is reduced by your percentage of fault.

An attorney fights allegations of contributory fault to ensure you receive all damages you are entitled to receive. 

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Jacksonville Golf Cart Accident Attorneys

Don’t let a golf cart accident ruin your future. You deserve compensation for all damages so you can move forward with your life. Call today for a free case review from a Jacksonville golf cart accident lawyer with Baggett Law Personal Injury Lawyers.

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