At Hilliard Law, our attorneys have over 35 years of experience representing injury victims in the Arlington area. Our dedicated and reliable team of lawyers is well-versed in Texas golf cart laws and will fight tirelessly for the best possible outcome for those harmed by another's negligence.

Golf carts are a fun way to get around on and off the golf course. You can use them while on vacation, getting around your property, or for off-roading adventures. With Texas’ vast landscapes and trails, golf carts can help you explore the state’s beauty. However, they present dangers that could potentially lead to injury. In fact, the number of golf cart-related injuries has only increased as the use of these carts, both on and off the course, has become more popular.

If you sustained injuries in a golf cart accident, it’s important to reach out as soon as possible to evaluate your next steps and determine whether to pursue legal action. At Hilliard Law, we have over 30 years of experience representing those harmed due to another’s negligence and prepared to get to work for you.

What Laws Apply to Golf Carts in Texas?

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles outlines several laws regarding golf carts. For example, you can only operate a golf cart in the following areas:

  • On roads in planned communities
  • At public or private beaches
  • During the day, up to two miles away from where the owner parks the cart
  • To and from the golf course
  • On roads in which the speed limit is under 35 miles per hour

In addition to these operating laws, Texas allows golf carts on public roads only if the cart has the following:

  • The appropriate license plate
  • A slow-moving vehicle emblem
  • Insurance
  • Headlights
  • Tail lamps
  • Reflectors
  • A parking brake
  • Mirrors

Golf cart drivers must follow all traffic laws and have a valid driver’s license to operate the vehicle. They can also have a learner’s permit to drive the cart, but an adult must be present. If golf cart drivers break any of these laws, they may be held liable for an accident.

Who May Be Held Liable for an Arlington Golf Cart Accident?

While you may assume the golf cart driver is responsible for the accident, this is not always the case. Golf cart accidents can be complex, and we can help you determine whose negligence caused the crash. Depending on the circumstances of your case, the following parties may be held liable:

  • The driver: If the driver operated the cart recklessly, improperly, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they may be responsible.
  • The cart manufacturer: If a defective part of the cart causes an accident, the manufacturer of that part would be liable.
  • A passenger: If a passenger in the cart distracted the driver or behaved recklessly, they may be held accountable.
  • Property owner: A property owner may be liable if the accident occurred due to poor road conditions, like potholes or debris.

We understand the details of the accident may be difficult to recall after the accident. Therefore, we encourage you to document as much as you can after the accident so we can assist you in determining the at-fault party.

What Potential Damages Can You Recover After a Texas Golf Cart Accident?

In addition to helping you determine a liable party, we may also be able to help you understand what your case is worth and how much compensation you may recover. Potentially recoverable damages in golf cart accidents include the following:

  • Hospital bills
  • Current and future medical bills
  • Ambulance ride
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages from missed work
  • Rehabilitation and other treatments
  • Medications
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Mental anguish
  • Pain and suffering

How an Arlington Lawyer Can Help You After a Golf Cart Accident

Dealing with the aftermath of a golf cart accident injuries can be overwhelming, especially when recovery should be your top priority. Contacting an attorney right away may increase your chances of a smooth healing process and successful outcome. Our team may be able to support you in the following ways:

  • Thoroughly investigating the details of your case
  • Obtaining evidence like video footage, photos, and medical records
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Determining an at-fault party
  • Discovering the scope of your case and how much you can recover
  • Answering all your legal questions
  • Utilizing resources like medical experts, accident reconstruction specialists, and prosecutors
  • Filing your claim properly and within the statute of limitations

Our attorneys may be able to take a weight off your shoulders and ease your anxiety about the legal process following your accident. We put your health first and commit ourselves to obtaining the compensation you deserve.

Consult an Arlington Golf Cart Accident Lawyer at Hilliard Law Today

With the increasing popularity of golf carts in Texas comes higher risks for accidents and injuries. Unlike cars, golf carts do not have complete protection, making them quite dangerous. If you have sustained injuries in a golf cart accident through no fault of your own, you deserve to be represented by passionate attorneys who will fight for you to win fair compensation for your injuries.

At Hilliard Law, our dedicated and knowledgeable team of lawyers is well-versed in Texas golf cart laws and will fight tirelessly for the best possible outcome in your case. We operate on a contingent fee basis, so you only pay us if we win. Call us at 1-800-334-3298 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.


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