Unfortunately, golf cart accidents are more common than you may expect. In fact, accidents are caused often by driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, overloading the cart, taking sharp turns, and more. If you are injured in a golf cart accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation. Read on to learn more about golf cart accidents in New Jersey.
What do I do if I am Injured in a Golf Cart Accident?
If you were injured in a golf cart accident due to the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to recover compensation. To prove that your injury occurred as a result of negligence, be sure to:
- Call 911- the police can send an ambulance to the scene and file an accident report.
- Take pictures and videos- be sure to document your injuries as well as any damage done to the cart and the property.
- Obtain witness contacts- if anyone saw the accident occur, ask for their name and contact information as they may be able to provide important witness testimony.
- Seek medical attention- when individuals become injured, they often attempt to heal without the help of a doctor. This can be a bad idea for a number of reasons. First, your injuries may not properly heal without medical attention. Second, going to the doctor can provide you with important proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. Ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents.
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
If you were injured due to another party’s negligence, there is a good chance that you deserve compensation. This is because an injury can result in physical, emotional, and financial troubles. For example, you may suffer from lost wages, medical expenses, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. But, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to be sure to file your claim on time. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years will likely mean losing the opportunity to recover the compensation you need and deserve.
If you have been injured in a golf cart accident, contact our experienced firm today.
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Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.