Maison Law represents victims injured in golf cart and low-speed vehicle accidents and helps them secure the recovery support they need.
If you are hurt due to the negligence of a driver or a recreational business, like a golf course, contact a skilled California Golf Cart Accident Lawyer and schedule a free consultation.
It’s a no-risk way to determine what your injury is worth and how to hold a negligent driver or business owner responsible.
California Golf Cart/LSV Injury Claims Process
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When Do I Need a Golf Cart Accident Lawyer?
However, if you endure a serious injury like a broken arm or head trauma, then it could be very advantageous to speak to a skilled California Golf Cart Accident lawyer. When medical bills start to escalate, you’ll find that car insurance companies become very unhelpful. They start to worry about what a full recovery will cost. Insurance adjusters work overtime to limit what injured victims and their families receive.
If an insurance adjuster attempts to blame you for an accident that you didn’t cause, you should speak to a local attorney about how to fight back. If an insurer tries to cast doubt on the severity of your injuries, speak to a lawyer. Your California car accident lawyer investigates your case and collects all the evidence available to make sure insurance companies are forced to provide every benefit you need to recover.
California’s Safety Designation for Golf Carts
Golf Carts are a familiar site in golf communities. Sometimes they are also used as transportation on vacation properties and for travel in small communities. Almost anyone would recognize the little white cart with a canopy, but California has some specific vehicle codes that identify the legal requirements for a golf cart.
They should weigh less than 1,300 pounds. They are designed to carry golf equipment and should only have two passengers at any one time. To classify as a golf cart, they must not be able to go over 15 mph. Golf carts don’t have to be registered with the California DMV. In some areas around golf courses and resorts, they are allowed to travel on California roads with posted speed limits of 25 mph or less.
These carts escape some of the strict safety guidelines for cars, but that also means that passengers won’t have the protections they’d have in a bigger, enclosed vehicle. Out on a public road, a careless driver can strike a golf cart and leave passengers with life-threatening injuries. These drivers need to be fully accountable for helping victims recover from golf car accidents. A California golf cart accident lawyer fights on your behalf to make sure car insurance companies provide everything you and your family need to recover.
For more information, you can visit our page on California vehicle codes for golf cart usage.
California’s Safety Designation for Low-Speed Vehicles
An LSV, also known as a NEV (neighborhood electric vehicle), is a vehicle similar to a golf cart, but LSVs generally weigh more and can reach greater speeds. Another big difference is that an LSV is street-legal in California and can utilize most roads that have a speed limit of 35 mph or less.
LSVs are supposed to be able to go at least 20 mph, but not faster than 25 mph. Since they are allowed on some streets, they must also provide additional safety features. LSVs are required to have seatbelts, a full complement of traffic lights, and other safety features.
LSVs are often used as transportation within neighborhoods and vacation spots. They also include trendy Moke vehicles used in many beach communities, which are classified as LSVs. All LSVs have additional safety equipment because at times they are used out amid traffic that’s moving much faster. A reckless driver looking at a cell phone instead of the road could strike an LSV leaving four or more passengers with serious injuries.
With the help of a California LSV Accident Lawyer, victims could focus on healing, while a skilled attorney handled the frustrating negotiations over injury claims. Insurance companies that provide lowball offers to victims still suffering and in pain would be confronted, and your lawyer would know how to hold them fully accountable.
For more information visit Maison Law’s page on LSV Laws in California.
Common California Golf Cart Accidents
Golf Carts and LSVs may have fewer safety restrictions than regular cars, SUVs, and trucks, but that doesn’t mean they don’t come with very real dangers.
These are just a few of the most common accident causes in and around California communities:
Who Can Be Held Responsible for My Golf Cart Accident?
Victims in LSV accidents can suffer fractured arms and legs, Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), and neck and back injuries.
The consequences of a collision can affect the quality of a victim’s life for months, years, or a lifetime. Victims must be allowed to focus on rehabilitation and recovery instead of the incredible costs of healthcare.
Peace of mind starts with holding a negligent party or parties fully responsible for a serious golf cart collision. Negligence is proven and shows that an at-fault driver or property owner didn’t take reasonable care to keep someone else safe.
These and other parties may all share in the liability for a collision:
What Kinds of Things Can I Earn Compensation for After a Golf Cart Accident?
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Frequently Asked Questions
Two years. In California, you have two years to file an injury claim with the at-fault driver’s car accident insurance company. This deadline also applies to an accident caused by the negligence of resort owners.
Most golf cart owners don’t receive golf cart accident coverage through their car insurance companies. Owners may sign up for something for recreational vehicle insurance. If the golf cart is rented, the rental company may carry accident insurance.
You won’t need any upfront money to hire a Maison Law attorney to represent your interests. We don’t get paid unless we win your case for you. Then our attorney fee comes out of the golf course settlement check you receive.
Contact a California Golf Cart/LSV Injury Lawyer
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We also compassionately represent families who have lost a loved one in a devastating aircraft disaster. We handle the negotiations with airlines and their lawyers, to allow family members the time to grieve their loss without worry over the future.
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