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The Villages Golf Cart Accident Lawyer

The Villages Golf Cart Accident LawyerGolf cart crashes are all too common in The Villages. If you or a loved one was injured in a golf cart accident, you deserve compensation.

Our personal injury lawyers in The Villages are here to seek justice and compensation for you.

Call Meldon Law today for a free consultation: (352) 373-8000.

What Damages Can I Recover After a Golf Cart Accident in The Villages?

What you can recover depends on the specifics of your accident.

Medical Bills

A golf cart accident can cause severe injuries due to its lack of protection and lack of seat belts or windows. This is especially true when a golf cart is involved in an accident with a car or larger vehicle. These injuries often lead to extensive medical bills, including:

  • Emergency transportation costs
  • Emergency medical treatment
  • Surgeries
  • Copays
  • Assistive devices
  • Medications
  • Rehabilitation therapy

You can recover compensation for current and future medical care.

Lost Wages

Lost wages aren’t very common in accident claims in The Villages retirement community. However, younger, working people injured in accidents visiting family members can recover any wages they lost while they were recovering or attending doctor’s appointments.

You deserve compensation for every dollar you lost being unable to work.

Lost Earning Capacity

If your injuries require you to take a lower-paying job, work fewer hours, or retire, you deserve compensation for the salary you lost.

Miscellaneous Expenses

Most people don’t know this, but you can recover almost any accident-related expense. This could include the costs of:

  • Renovating your home or vehicle to accommodate an injury or disability
  • Getting to and from your appointments
  • Hiring people to help around your house with yard work, childcare, or cleaning

Non-Economic Damages

Your physical and emotional pain and suffering can be substantial after a golf cart accident. We will fight for compensation for your:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Inconvenience
  • Disfigurement
  • Lost enjoyment of life
  • Physical impairment

Wrongful Death Damages

If you lost a loved one in a golf cart accident in The Villages, we hope you will accept our most sincere condolences. Our team would be honored if you would allow us to seek justice while you celebrate your loved one’s life. We can file a wrongful death claim and recover compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Lost support and services
  • Loss of companionship and protection
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost parental companionship, instruction, and guidance (if there is no surviving spouse)
  • Pain and suffering (if there is no surviving spouse)

Why You Want Meldon Law on Your Team

You might feel alone dealing with your injuries, losses, and pain after a golf cart accident. But you’ve got us. And we’ll take on your fight as if it was our own. Our golf cart accident attorneys in The Villages won’t back down. We’ll protect you from insurers who want to take advantage of you and fight for every dollar you deserve.

We CARE About You

Our team CARES about you—not just your case. We are Compassionate representatives for our injured neighbors; hold ourselves and negligent parties Accountable; remain Reliable, and strive for Excellence and Success in every case.

We Want You to Be as Educated About the Process As Possible

We want to make sure that you understand the process so you’re never lost. We’ll answer any questions you might have but we’ve also published books and consumer guides you can review so you’ll have this information if you ever need it in the future.

We Manage Every Detail from Start to Finish

Recovering compensation for a golf cart accident is no easy feat, especially for someone with no legal experience who is recovering from severe injuries. But you don’t have to worry about a thing when you work with us. We will handle:

  • Gathering evidence
  • Establishing liability
  • Demonstrating the value of your case
  • Communicating with insurance adjusters and all involved parties
  • Negotiating with insurers
  • Managing deadlines for filing a lawsuit
  • Preparing your case for trial

You can be as involved as you want in the process.

We Handle Cases With No Upfront Fees

You have enough expenses right now; you don’t need another one. We represent injured people across Florida with no upfront fees. You don’t pay a retainer or any hourly fees and only pay us if we recover compensation for you.

There’s no financial risk when you enlist our team’s help.

Call the Meldon Law team to get started today: (352) 373-8000.

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What to Do After a Golf Cart Accident

A golf cart wreck can leave you with severe injuries, but if you are able, there are a few things you should do (352) 373-8000. These actions will help protect your health and case:

  • Call 911. The dispatcher will send law enforcement and paramedics to the scene. Law enforcement will create a police report detailing how the accident occurred and who was involved.
  • Check yourself and others for injuries. Do not move anyone if you believe they are injured.
  • Exchange information with the other driver. Ensure you get their license, insurance information, and contact information.
  • Do not apologize for the accident, even if you think you were at fault. The other driver can use this to claim you admitted fault.
  • Give law enforcement the basics of the accident but nothing more. Don’t speculate about what the other driver was doing at the time of the accident. Let the police do their job and determine what happened.
  • Let the paramedics examine you. You’re likely experiencing a rush of adrenaline that could be covering up symptoms of serious injuries. Tell them about any discomfort you’re experiencing, even if you don’t think it’s important. They can ensure you get the treatment you need and link your injuries to the accident.

After you leave the scene, you can protect yourself by doing the following:

  • Continuing your medical care. (If you did not get medical care at the scene, you should go to the ER immediately or schedule an appointment with your doctor.) Any deviation from your care plan (e.g., skipping appointments, not following your doctor’s orders) will allow the insurer to claim you are exaggerating the severity of your injuries or making them worse.
  • Calling a lawyer from our firm. You don’t want to handle this process alone. We’ll handle every aspect of your case from start to finish.
  • Refusing to give the other party’s insurance adjuster a recorded statement. Soon after the accident, the other party’s insurance company will call you to discuss the accident. It may seem as though they just want to get your side of the story, but they’re hoping that you’ll slip up and say something they can use against you. Even something as simple as “I’m okay” or “I’m sorry” can be used against you. When they ask for a recorded statement, politely decline and direct any questions our way.
  • Keeping track of your expenses and losses. Make sure you are keeping copies of your receipts, bills, and invoices in a safe place. When you begin working with us, these records will allow us to determine the value of your case.
  • Not accepting the first settlement offer. The first offer the insurer makes is typically much less than you deserve. If you accept an offer, you can’t get more, even if you later find out you have thousands more in damages. Run all settlement offers by us; we’ll be able to tell you whether the offer covers all your damages—even those you might not know are compensable.

How Negligence Can Cause a Golf Cart Accident

Both golf cart drivers and motor vehicle drivers can behave negligently and cause a crash. Examples of negligent behavior that could cause a golf cart collision include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Inexperienced driving

A failure to maintain either vehicle could also cause an accident. Negligent behavior by a municipality could also cause or contribute to a crash.

Can I Recover Compensation if I Think I Contributed to the Accident?

Florida follows modified comparative negligence laws, which means you can recover compensation even if you contributed to the accident. It’s important to note that you must be no more than 50 percent responsible for the accident. That’s why it’s important to have an attorney representing you. We can build a case that establishes the other party is more at-fault than you are.

What Injuries Can I Claim Compensation For?

Golf cart injuries can be extremely severe. We can help you recover compensation for:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Road rash
  • Lacerations
  • Facial and dental injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Fatal injuries

Get Help from Our Golf Cart Accident Lawyers in The Villages Today

Remember, you have a limited time to take action after a golf cart accident. If you are suing another driver, you have only two years to file a lawsuit, per Florida Statute 95.11. This is why it’s so important to get started today. We will take over every aspect of your case so you can focus on your recovery.

Call Meldon Law today at (352) 373-8000 for a free consultation.


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