With more than 350 golf courses and dozens of beach communities and neighborhoods in the state, golf carts are a common sight in South Carolina. It’s part of our culture here in the Palmetto state, and anyone who’s spent even a little time in South Carolina has likely seen a golf cart or two zipping around. While golf carts are convenient for playing 18 holes and taking a quick trip down to the water, they offer very little protection for their drivers and passengers during accidents, especially when the accident involves a larger vehicle.
Despite being low-speed vehicles that are typically driven in areas with reduced speed limits, golf cart accidents are more common than you might think. In 2020, a study published in Science Direct found that 156,040 people needed treatment in emergency rooms nationwide for golf cart accident-related injuries between 2007 and 2017. At Joye Law Firm, we know how commonly used golf carts are throughout our state—and how common serious injuries are when they’re involved in accidents. We have extensive experience handling these types of cases, including a $1 million+ settlement for a woman injured in a DUI golf cart accident. If you or someone you love was hurt while driving or riding on a golf cart, we want to help. Contact our South Carolina golf cart accident lawyers today for a free consultation.
How We Can Help After Your Golf Cart Accident
After a golf cart accident, Joye Law Firm is here to help you get the justice you deserve. Here’s how we can help:
- We’ll listen to your story—Many law firms are only interested in finalizing claims, getting paid, and moving on to their next clients. Our lawyers want to get to know you, your family, and your story.
- We’ll prove you weren’t at fault—The insurers of at-fault parties of accidents like golf cart crashes often argue that victims are at fault. We know their tactics, and we will work to collect enough evidence that makes it impossible for them to ignore the facts of what happened.
- We’ll accurately calculate your total damages—Between medical bills and lost wages, victims in golf cart accidents often face huge expenses. We’ll work hard to determine exactly how much money you’re owed.
- We’ll demand fair compensation from the at-fault party—The at-fault party’s insurer probably won’t offer you fair compensation right away. In fact, they may deny your claim altogether. We have decades of experience handling uncooperative insurance companies, and we know what it takes to get our clients the full settlements they need.
Experience Helping Golf Cart Accident Victims
Joye Law Firm successfully represented a Hilton Head resident who became a victim of a golf cart wreck during a Fourth of July celebration. The accident occurred when an erratic driver caused the cart to swerve and flip, resulting in the woman sustaining multiple injuries, including broken ribs, a broken collarbone, and fractured vertebrae. She required extensive medical treatment and incurred significant medical bills.
Joye Law Firm attorney, Randell ‘Ran’ Stoney III, took on the case. Through skillful negotiation, Atty. Stoney secured settlements from all three insurance companies involved, resulting in a $1.2 million settlement for the client. This compensation covered the victim’s medical expenses, future treatment costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.