4 Steps to Take After a New York Golf Cart Accident

Lever & Ecker, PLLC September 27, 2022 Personal injury

Golf carts are no longer just for the golf course. While they are still found primarily on golf courses, golf carts are seen more and more in other locations, including certain neighborhoods and communities, and at vacation spots. But, with golf carts in use in more places than ever before, accidents involving their use – including both golf cart riders and pedestrians – have increased quite a bit in recent years. Golf carts do not offer any of the protection of a motor vehicle, leaving golf cart drivers and riders at a far higher risk of injury.

If you have sustained injuries in a golf cart accident through no fault of your own, please contact our experienced and compassionate legal team at Lever & Ecker, PLLC. We may be able to manage all aspects of your claim so you can focus on your recovery. We understand figuring out what to do after a golf cart accident can be overwhelming, so we are here to help you understand the best next steps.

What Should You Do After a New York Golf Cart Accident?

After a golf cart accident, you may wonder what to do first. The steps you take after a crash can impact your health, safety, and claim. Therefore, you should do the following after a golf cart accident:

Call 911

In New York, you should call the police if anyone sustained injuries or if the crash caused property damage worth over $1,000. The police can assess the situation, call an ambulance, and file a police report. The police report may play a pivotal role as evidence for your case as it will likely contain critical information regarding the accident.

Seek Medical Attention

When an ambulance arrives, it is crucial to get help from a medical professional. Even if you believe you feel fine after the accident, you may have suffered underlying injuries you do not notice immediately. Seeing a medical professional can help identify these issues and treat them before they get worse. Having this information on your medical record may also significantly benefit your case.

Document Details

If you can do so after the accident, you should document as much of the scene as possible. This includes photos and videos of the damage, eyewitness information, the police report, and insurance information. You can also write down what happened right after the crash, so you do not rely exclusively on memory when recalling it. 

Contact a Golf Cart Accident Lawyer

After seeking medical attention and gathering evidence, you should get in touch with a lawyer who will handle your case from start to finish while you focus on your recovery. Our experienced lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, may be able to help you determine if you have a legitimate case, as well as the following:

  • Analyzing legal documents 
  • Answering case-related questions
  • Conducting a detailed investigation
  • Commencing the lawsuit
  • Discussing claims with insurance companies
  • Establishing liability and damages
  • Negotiating settlement offers
  • Reviewing and providing essential legal documents
  • Proceeding to trial if necessary

We may also help you understand what your case is worth, as you have the right to pursue financial compensation for your losses. You may be able to recover damages like pain and suffering, lost earnings, medical bills, and property damage.

Schedule a Free Consultation With an Award-Winning New York Golf Cart Accident Lawyer at Lever & Ecker, PLLC

With golf carts’ rise in popularity and availability, it is no wonder accidents involving these vehicles have increased. While they are a fun way to get around New York, they can put you at risk of injury. If you have been hurt in a golf cart accident due to another party’s negligence, you deserve top-notch representation you can trust while you heal. With the help of the right attorney, you do not have to go through the legal process alone. 

Thanks to our 60+ years of combined legal experience at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, we have the skills, tools, and resources to fight for you and the compensation you deserve. We understand the expenses that come with golf cart accident injuries and will advocate strongly for a successful settlement on your behalf. To schedule a free consultation, call us at (914) 288-9191 or (718) 933-3632 or fill out our contact form.