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Were you or a loved one injured in a golf cart accident? Unfortunately, injuries from golf cart accidents are more common than you may believe as most people do not realize how dangerous golf cart accidents can be. In fact, thousands of people are injured in golf cart accidents every year with, on average, one person dying from their injuries in a golf cart accident every week. In some cases, the injured may be able to file a lawsuit and recover compensation for medical expenses and more.
Regardless of who may be at fault, the injury lawyers at Marin and Barrett, Inc. will evaluate the details of your case and determine if and how we can fight for your recovery. With the help of a skilled Rhode Island golf cart accident attorney, you will substantially increase chances of recovering just compensation for your injuries and damages. We are committed to helping you achieve justice and fair compensation. If you are ready to move forward with your golf cart injury case call us at 401-228-8271. We offer a completely free consultation to discuss the specifics of your case.
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How to Choose the Right Rhode Island Golf Cart Accident Lawyer
A golf cart accident and the accompanying serious injuries can be terrifying. Golf cart accidents and injury cases can be extremely complex and it is vitally important to hire a skilled and aggressive Rhode Island golf cart injury lawyer right away. In many golf cart accident cases, time is of the essence and your lawyer should immediately begin working on your case by:
Your lawyer should see you in person, whether at the office, your home, or the hospital.
Gather evidence about the golf cart accident, how it happened, and who may be responsible.
Determine the party or parties who may be liable.
Figure out what your case is worth.
Negotiate with the other parties or their attorneys.
File a lawsuit if required.
Build a case for settlement or trial, depending on the case.
When seeking to hold a party accountable for your injuries, you must prove that someone was negligent. This means that you must be able to show that the other party failed to do something that they were reasonably expected to do to prevent your injuries. Sometimes it is the golf cart company, such as Textron Golf Carts, that is to blame either because of design defect or a failure to warn of dangers that caused an otherwise preventable accident. Other times the driver or passengers of a golf cart may be at fault.
Some factors that might impact liability include:
Was the operator driving recklessly or joyriding?
Was the golf cart’s power underestimated?
Was the driver distracted or inattentive?
Where did the accident happen?
Who is the golf cart’s owner?
Were alcohol or drugs involved?
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR GOLF CART ACCIDENT INJURIES?
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WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON GOLF CART ACCIDENT INJURIES?
Golf carts do not have restraint systems such as seatbelts, airbags, or doors, so when a golf cart crashes or suffers a rollover accident, the resulting injuries can be severe. The injuries can range from head and neck injuries to foot, arm and leg injuries. These may be permanent or require years of rehabilitation and medical care potentially costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. These injuries may often include:
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI)
The force generated by a golf cart crash can cause brain injuries that can extend well beyond a mere concussion. Sometimes these injuries will not be symptomatic immediately, but the effects can be devastating.
NECK - BACK - SPINAL CORD INJURIES
Impact or whiplash to the neck and back can cause spinal cord injuries, potentially resulting in full or partial paralysis and respiratory problems.
With such a high degree of force broken bones and internal injuries are commonplace in victims of a golf cart accidents.
SOFT TISSUE INJURIES
Golf cart accidents can often lead to soft-tissue damage of muscles, ligaments, and tendons resulting in tears, pain, swelling, bruising, and damage.
Burn injuries in golf cart accidents can also be caused by contact with hot metal, hot water or steam escaping from a damaged radiator, or contact with other heated elements of the golf cart.
Golf cart accident amputation injuries are often divided into two, main categories - traumatic amputation and surgical amputation. Traumatic amputation injuries occur during the accident itself. Surgical amputation injuries involve amputating an arm, leg or another body part due to injuries sustained in the accident.
Unfortunately, a substantial percentage of those injured in golf cart accidents do not survive the crash. If your loved one was killed in a golf cart accident you may have the option to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Contact the golf cart accident attorneys at Marin and Barrett, Inc. if you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a golf cart accident in Rhode Island. We can help you recover the compensation you are entitled to and we are available 24/7 at 401-228-8271.
How Long Do I Have to File a Golf Cart Accident Lawsuit in Rhode Island?
If you have been injured in a golf cart accident, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit for damages. However, Rhode Island limits the amount of time you have to take legal action. Rhode Island General Law Section 9-1-36 provides that you must file your personal injury injury claim within three years of the golf cart accident. If you don’t file before the statute of limitations expires you will be permanently prohibited from pursuing legal action for your injuries.
The best way to ensure that your golf cart accident case is filed on time is to seek legal representation from a skilled local Rhode Island personal injury attorney. At Marin and Barrett, Inc., we are committed to helping you recover the money you deserve. Call us today at 401-228-8271 to schedule your no obligation case evaluation.
HOW MUCH IS MY GOLF CART ACCIDENT CASE WORTH? WHAT DAMAGES AM I ENTITLED TO?
Golf cart accidents can result in injuries that range from simple bumps and bruise pain to catastrophic, disabling damages that can last a lifetime. Seeking treatment afterwards can be overwhelming, often requiring extensive medical treatment and missed time at work. Fortunately, Rhode Island law provides a way for you to hold the negligent person or company financially responsible for your injuries and damages.
Damages for injuries to golf cart accident victims in Rhode Island can include payment for:
ECONOMIC DAMAGE - such as tangible out of pocket costs which are often established with bills and invoices
Medical expenses, including past, present, and future bills
Physical therapy and rehabilitation costs
Costs of medical devices and modifications and accommodations to your home or vehicle
Costs of assistive devices
Expenses for in-home healthcare and household services
Lost wages, both from missed work and missed future earning potential
NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES - which include general intangible damages. These damages affect quality of life, but are oftentimes more significant, such as:
Pain and suffering
Anxiety and post-traumatic stress (emotional distress)
Loss of companionship or consortium
PUNITIVE DAMAGES - In some instances the responsible party’s conduct is so egregious that punitive damages are appropriate as a means of punishment and a deterrent to future bad conduct.
In the event that a loved one has died in a golf cart accident you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim for those left behind. Of course no amount of money can bring your loved on back or provide adequate compensation, but you nevertheless may be able to recover for funeral and burial costs, loss of income, and loss of companionship.
At Marin and Barrett, Inc., our golf cart accident injury lawyers will fight for every dollar you deserve. On these types of cases it is often helpful to work closely with expert witnesses to ensure that your injuries and damages are valued fully. This extra effort makes sure that you recover all you deserve for your golf cart accident injuries.
GOLF CART ACCIDENTS INVOLVING E-Z-GO GOLF CARTS MANUFACTURED BY TEXTRON
In recent years, a rash of lawsuits have been filed against the E-Z-Go Division of Textron, Inc. based on injuries sustained in accidents involving the E-Z-Go Golf Carts. These lawsuits have alleged breach of warranty, manufacturing defects, negligence, design defects and failure to warn. Recently, in a lawsuit in Kentucky seeking to hold the E-Z-Go Division of Textron, Inc. responsible for the tragic death of a 15-year old E-Z-Go Golf Cart passenger after a rollover accident the plaintiffs sought to introduce evidence of over 47 prior accidents involving the E-Z-Go Golf Cart. They alleged that the prior incidents were proof of notice of defects and / or failures of E-Z-Go and Textron’s required corporate safety program. The plaintiffs wrote:
“Plaintiffs urge the Court to allow admission of the proof of other rollovers, other speed-related incidents, and other events that bear enough similarity to some of the facts in this tragic wreck so as to assist the jury in deciding if Textron had notice of use of its product by young teenagers, unlicensed drivers, on slopes, with braking issues and subsequent loss of control, and/or rollover, if one or more of those items constituted a known defect, if Textron intentionally minimized or destroyed evidence of such events, and if Textron's response and lack of response to such events reflects an adequate corporate safety program.”
If you or a loved one has been injured after an accident or rollover involving an E-Z-Go Golf Cart manufactured by Textron, Inc. you should call Marin and Barrett, Inc. immediately. We may be able to assist in your recovery for breach of warranty, manufacturing defects, negligence, design defects, and failure to warn. Textron, Inc., who manufactures the E-Z-Go Golf Cart, is a major defense contractor and manufacturer and recorded a net profit of $1.22 billion in 2018.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE INJURED IN GOLF CART ACCIDENTS?
In 2008, a study titled “Golf Cart-Related Injuries in the US” analyzed all non-fatal golf-cart related injuries in the U.S. emergency departments from 1990 to 2006. The study revealed an estimated 147,696 people aged 2 to 96 were treated in emergency rooms over the 17-year period. Injuries to children accounted from 31.2% of the cases and soft tissue damage was the most common injury at 47.7%.
HOW CAN OUR RHODE ISLAND GOLF CART INJURY LAWYERS HELP?
Have you or someone you love been injured by in a golf cart rollover or golf cart accident? At Marin and Barrett, Inc., our injury lawyers understand that injuries from a golf cart accident can have serious and long-lasting consequences. You have the legal right to seek compensation from the responsible parties and we can help to make sure that you are fully compensated. Call our office at 401-228-8271 to schedule your free, no obligation golf cart accident case evaluation today.
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HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH MY GOLF CART ACCIDENT CASE?
First thing is first, be sure to get the medical attention you need. Once you do that, the bills will start pouring in and the expenses add up in a hurry. Realistically you’ll want to contact an attorney as soon as possible. The evidence you may need is often the freshest shortly after the accident, and you can rest assured that the party or parties responsible for your injuries will be gearing up for their own legal fight and you will not want to be left behind.
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