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Golf Cart Accident Lawyers in Houston

Serving Clients across the United States

Many people in Houston and in other parts of Texas, as well as across the U.S., have ridden in golf carts both on and off golf courses at some point in their lives. People use these low-speed vehicles to travel to their local stores, as well as on college campuses and elsewhere. While these vehicles are generally viewed as safe, many people are seriously injured every year in golf cart accidents.

According to a report in the New York Times, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that an estimated 18,000 golf cart accidents in 2015 required hospitalization. If you have suffered a serious injury in a golf cart accident, getting help from an experienced Houston golf cart accident attorney at The Ammons Law Firm may help you preserve your legal rights to recovery.

Call us now at (281) 801-5617 to discuss your case with an attorney at our firm.

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Common Issues with Golf Carts

In Texas, it is common to see golf carts traveling on the public roadways.

Under state law, people are allowed to operate golf carts on public roads in the following areas and situations:

  • For travel in master-planned communities
  • Within a two-mile radius of where the golf carts are normally parked
  • To travel to and from golf courses
  • To cross roads at intersections that have speed limits of more than 35 mph

Golf carts do not have to be registered or titled, and they may be operated on roads if they have a slow-moving vehicle emblem. Cities within the state can pass ordinances allowing golf carts to be operated on public roads that have speeds of 35 mph or less.

If they do, the golf carts must have insurance and the following minimum equipment:

  • Headlamps and tail lamps
  • Reflectors
  • Mirrors
  • Parking brakes

One notable piece of safety equipment that is not required for golf carts in Texas is seatbelts. A study that was reported in the journal American Surgeon found that 40 percent of golf cart injuries happen when people are ejected from the vehicles. Among the accidents that were included in the study, 76 percent occurred on public streets. While you might view golf carts as safe way to travel, riding in a golf cart leaves you as exposed to potential injuries as riding on a bicycle or walking because the carts afford little protection to you when they are involved in accidents.

Common Types of Golf Cart Accidents

Golf cart accidents may be caused by operator error or from the actual design of the cart. They may also result from the negligence of motorists who are sharing the roads with a golf cart.

Some of the common types of accidents that may be due to design problems include the following:

  • Tip-over accidents
  • Falling out or being ejected because of lack of restraints
  • Open sides that can lead to occupants being thrown from the carts
  • Poor maintenance by companies that own golf carts for people to use

Contact The Ammons Law Firm for a Free Consultation

Suffering a serious injury in a golf cart accident can leave you with mounting expenses and income losses while you recover. If your accident was caused by design problems or the negligence of a motorist, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses.

Contact a Houston golf cart accident attorney at our firm today to schedule a free consultation: (281) 801-5617.

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