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COMPARATIVE FAULT APPLIES IN FLORIDA

DOES COMPARATIVE FAULT APPLY TO GOLF CARTS IN FLORIDA? Yes. “Comparative Fault” applies to injury and property damage cases in Florida, including those involving golf carts. This law arises from a 1973 Florida Supreme Court case known as Hoffman v. Jones.  In that case the Florida Supreme Court installed  comparative fault in personal injury and [...]

2020-09-04T13:18:15-04:00 September 2nd, 2020|Golf Cart Injuries|

Florida Teen Critically Injured After Golf Cart Accident

Golf Cart Accident In Homestead A teen in Homestead, Florida had to be airlifted to a trauma hospital on Sunday, June 14th, 2020 after being thrown from a golf cart.  It was just after noon that the teen was injured and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene. Paramedics provided emergency medical treatment until [...]

2020-06-22T15:50:33-04:00 June 22nd, 2020|Golf Cart Injuries|

2-Year Old Dies In Miami County Golf Cart Incident

Tragedy In Miamisburg A 2-year old male in Miamisburg was killed in a golf cart accident Thursday, June 11th, 2020 after being ejected from the vehicle.  In a statement, Miami county police reported that the family’s pet dog had darted into the way of the golf cart, causing the driver of the golf cart -- [...]

2020-06-22T15:45:30-04:00 June 16th, 2020|Golf Cart Injuries|

What Are the Top Golf Cart Safety Tips?

Golf Cart Injuries Can Be Serious Or Even Deadly  Here are the top safety tips for golf cart owners and what to do if you or a loved one were hurt in a golf cart accident.  1. Don’t Overload Your Golf Cart with Passengers    Make sure you know how many passengers your golf cart [...]

2020-03-12T11:15:14-04:00 March 12th, 2020|Golf Cart Injuries|

Can Babies Ride in Golf Carts?

Golf carts seem like relatively safe vehicles -- after all, they don't go very fast. Many people assume that it's perfectly fine for a child, or even a baby, to ride in a golf cart. The truth is, golf carts can be dangerous, especially for kids. Here's what you need to know. The Dangers [...]

2020-01-17T19:06:36-05:00 December 5th, 2019|Golf Cart Injuries|

5 DON’TS AT A DEPOSITION IN A PERSONAL INJURY CASE

You will not have to sit for a deposition unless your case is in litigation. There are 5 common mistakes made by claimants at a deposition. Talking too much. This occurs repeatedly by talkative people. Example: if the question is “What day of the week is today?”, there is a ONE-word answer for that [...]

2019-01-16T15:53:51-05:00 January 16th, 2019|Golf Cart Injuries|

Golf Cart Head Injuries Are Most Common

Golf cart accidents can be as serious as some car accidents, contrary to popular belief. In fact, a 2011 study showed that head injuries were the most common type of injury to occur in a golf cart collision. Here's what you need to know about golf cart head injuries and how you can get [...]

2018-11-21T15:52:04-05:00 May 26th, 2018|Golf Cart Injuries|

Are Children More Prone to Golf Cart Injuries?

A new study conducted by Vanderbilt University provides evidence that children may be more at risk for injuries in golf carts than adults. Often, parents and grandparents allow children to ride in or even drive golf carts assuming that they're safer than traditional vehicles, however, the risk of injury in a collision is sobering. [...]

2018-11-21T15:48:57-05:00 April 28th, 2018|Golf Cart Injuries|

Female Pedestrian Dies at the Villages After Being Hit by a Golf Cart

Earlier this year, a woman at the Villages was killed after being struck with a golf cart. It's a common misconception that golf carts are safer than cars -- the reality is, they can be just as dangerous. The New York Times estimated last year that a whopping 65,000 golf carts are at the [...]

2018-11-21T15:42:10-05:00 April 3rd, 2018|Golf Cart Injuries|

Golf Carts, Which Are Partly Enclosed, Are Often Perceived as Being Safer Than They Are

That is not us at GolfCartAttorney.com, your Villages golf cart attorneys talking, that is Jana Lynott, a senior policy transportation advisor for AARP. In a recent article she noted that golf carts are partially enclosed and perceived as safer than they really are when used on roads with vehicular traffic. The truth is that [...]

2018-11-21T15:39:29-05:00 December 18th, 2017|Golf Cart Accidents, Golf Cart Injuries|

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