What to Know About Golf Cart Accidents in Washington D.C.

Many of us are tired of this long, cold winter. Luckily, spring is right around the corner and we’ll be able to participate in all of our favorite outdoor activities again. For many people, this means hitting the golf course. Unfortunately, golf cart accidents are more common than you may realize. As a result, is important to know how these accidents occur and what to do in the event of an injury. Read on to learn more about golf cart accidents in Washington D.C.

How do golf cart accidents occur?

Golf cart accidents can occur for any number of reasons, but the most common causes of golf cart accidents include:

  1. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  2. Racing
  3. Inattentive vehicular drivers
  4. Sharp turns
  5. Leaving the brake unlocked upon exiting
  6. Passengers overcrowding the cart
  7. Driving while distracted
  8. Reversing downhill
  9. Hanging leg outside of the golf cart

What are the most common injuries sustained from golf cart accidents?

Golf cart accidents can result in serious injuries, such as:

  • Cuts
  • Whiplash
  • Broken broken
  • Crush injuries
  • Concussions
  • Spinal injuries
  • Leg injuries
  • Bruises
  • Strained neck
  • Damaged windpipes
  • Asphyxiation
  • Foot injuries

What is the statute of limitations?

If you were injured in a golf cart accident due to another party’s negligence, you may want to take legal action. However, you cannot wait too long to begin this process. This is because of a deadline known as a statute of limitations. In Washington D.C., the statute of limitations for a personal injury accident is generally three years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within three years will mean forfeiting your right to sue, therefore giving up the opportunity to recover compensation. While three years may seem like a long time, it is easy to let important deadlines pass when you are recovering from a serious injury. It is important to reach out to an experienced attorney as soon as possible to begin the legal process and avoid missing any deadlines.

If you have been injured due to the negligence of another party, our firm is here to advocate for you. We will fight to recover the compensation you need and deserve in order to heal. Reach out today to discuss your case with a skilled and dedicated personal injury attorney.


The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.