What to Know About Golf Cart Accidents

Golf carts are a very popular method of transportation in beach towns, airports, sporting events, and of course golf courses. Though the average speed of a golf cart without any modifications or upgrades is about 12 to 14 miles per hour, it is very possible to sustain an injury while involved in golf cart accidents. If you have been recently injured in a golf cart accident, it is best to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney. Reach out to our firm today to discuss our services and how we can assist you.

What are the top causes of golf cart accidents?

The top causes of golf cart accidents include the following factors:

  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?

It is possible for golf cart accidents to result in severe injuries including the following:

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

What should I do following a golf cart accident?

If you have been injured in a golf cart accident, it is important to have a plan. Follow each of the below steps to set yourself up for a successful personal injury claim to recover the damages you require:

  1. Call 911 and request medical assistance. The police will also be able to document the accident with a police report.
  2. While you wait for the police, speak with any witnesses and collect their contact information.
  3. Take photos of the scene of the accident as well as your injuries.
  4. Collect all medical documentation relating to the incident once you have been treated.
  5. Reach out to a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof necessary to recover the compensation you deserve.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C.?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally three years in Maryland. This means that from the date of your accident, you must file your personal injury claim within three years. To avoid being barred from suing, begin this process today by reaching out to our experienced personal injury attorney. We are prepared to fight for your right to compensation.


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.