Golf Cart Accident Lawyer In The Villages®
DUI Golf Cart Crashes
Drunk driving is a leading cause of vehicle collisions, including collisions involving golf carts. Unfortunately, Florida has one of the highest rates of driving under the influence (DUI) in the country, and this leads to a number of DUI-involved accidents in The Villages® and other retirement communities throughout Central Florida.
If you or a senior family member was injured in a drunk driving accident while operating or riding in a golf cart, you may be entitled to recover your medical expenses and other losses from the drunk driver’s insurance company. However, dealing with the insurance companies after a DUI golf cart accident can be extremely difficult. It requires a strategic approach, and you need a trusted golf cart accident lawyer who can make sure you receive full and fair compensation.
The Babiarz Law Firm, PA -- The Right Choice for Your Golf Cart Accident Case
At the Babiarz Law Firm, PA, we have been representing senior citizens and families in golf cart accident cases for more than two decades. With offices in The Villages®, our golf cart accident lawyers handle drunk driving cases locally and in Ocala, Lady Lake, Leesburg and the surrounding areas. With more than two decades of legal experience, founding attorney Tim Babiarz has represented clients in well over 100 golf cart crash cases, many of them involving drunk drivers. We also have jury trial experience with this DUI golf cart crash scenario. Our entire legal team is passionate about fighting for victims and their families, and we approach every case with the same commitment to protect fully our client’s rights while helping them recover as quickly as possible.
Golf Cart DUI Accident FACTS
Q: The drunk driver was arrested. Do I still need to file a claim?
Yes. Even if the driver who hit you or your senior loved one was arrested, you still need to pursue a separate civil claim for compensation. While the arrest may lead to a criminal case (which could result in fines, driver’s license suspension, jail time and other penalties for the drunk driver), you will need to pursue a civil case in order to recover financial compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and support; and other losses.
Q: Can a golf cart driver be penalized for driving under the influence?
Yes. In fact, the same statute that makes it illegal to drive a car under the influence also makes it illegal to operate a golf cart while intoxicated. Golf cart drivers who cause accidents while drunk can also be cited for running stop signs, failing to yield; and other traffic violations as well.
Q: Does insurance cover DUI accidents? What if the drunk driver who caused the accident was uninsured?
Yes. In most cases, drunk driving wrecks result in insurance settlements, just like other types of golf cart collisions. If the drunk driver who hit you or your loved one was uninsured, we may be able to help you pursue alternate sources of compensation, including filing a claim against your family’s uninsured/underinsured motorist policy.
Speak With Attorney Tim Babiarz, The Villages® Golf Cart Accident Lawyer
For more information about how we can help you after a DUI golf cart accident, please schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at our offices in The Villages®, FL. To speak with golf cart accident lawyer Tim Babiarz in confidence, send us a message online or call (352) 205-7599 today.