Three people involved in a recent head-on golf cart accident in The Villages, fortunately, walked away without any serious injuries.
The collision occurred at a tunnel under County Road 466A near the Sumter Senior Living facility, according to Villages-News. The driver of a blue Atomic golf cart reportedly swung a wide turn and collided with a cart coming in his direction.
The Atomic driver was ticketed for careless driving, according to Villages-News. The driver and a passenger in the second vehicle were transported to a local hospital for evaluation, although they were not seriously injured.
The accident is another reminder of the risk that comes with getting in a golf cart in The Villages, where carting is often the preferred method for getting from Points A to B. The Villages Department of Safety has previously said that they respond to more than 80 golf cart accidents per year, more than two-thirds of which involve injuries.
In August, for example, a 79-year-old Village resident was killed when his golf cart collided with a sport utility vehicle. Three days later, another villager died in a single-vehicle golf cart accident.
In October, a 72-year-old Villager was sent to the hospital with a head injury after a golf cart crash. The woman was reportedly thrown from her vehicle after colliding with another cart.
The Villages Injury Lawyer Wants You to Know Your Legal Rights in Golf Cart Accidents
Anyone who is injured in a golf cart accident in The Villages or throughout Florida has the right to seek compensation from those responsible.
The money damages in these cases typically include compensation for doctors' bills and other costs related to physical and mental injuries, as well as for any property damage and impact on earning capacity. In the tragic event that a person dies in a golf cart accident, his or her family can seek similar money damages for wrongful death.
Anyone considering taking legal action is well advised to have an experienced The Villages injury lawyer in their corner.
How The Villages Injury Lawyer Can Help
If you or a loved one has been injured in a golf cart or other accident in Florida, a Villages golf cart accident attorney can help you understand your rights and options and seek the maximum compensation available under the law.
The Villages injury lawyer Tim Babiarz has been helping people injured in a wide range of golf cart and other collisions for more than two decades. He is a tenacious litigator who is committed to helping people get the full compensation available under the law.
Our office is conveniently located in The Villages. We are also proud to represent clients throughout the area, including in Ocala, Leesburg, Lady Lake, Wildwood, Summerfield, and beyond. Call (352) 205-7559 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with The Villages injury lawyer.