Louisville, Kentucky (PRWEB) May 08, 2013
Personal Injury Attorney Mike Schafer warns golf cart operators that they should be careful while driving. This will help reduce the escalating number of golf cart-related accidents in Kentucky. “More Kentuckians are being injured by golf carts. Victims typically suffer from back, neck, head, knee, shoulder and soft tissue injuries,” Schafer revealed. The American Journal of Preventive Medicine has reported that injuries from being hit or falling off golf carts jumped by 132% from 1990 to 2006.
Golf carts lack safety features
Schafer emphasized that most golf carts lack safety features like air bags, seat belts and anti-lock brakes. He added that these features are essential as they are designed to prevent injuries in accidents. “When there are no safety features, you have to be more careful, especially if you decide to take your golf cart on a public road. If you have been hurt in a crash, the injuries can be devastating,” Schafer warned.
Golf carts are legal on Kentucky roads
In Kentucky, a person is allowed to operate a golf cart on a public roadway. Schafer explained that if you were involved in a golf accident in Kentucky, you may seek compensation for injuries and damages since a golf cart operating on a public road should be insured by the owner or the operator.
“As a Kentucky Personal Injury Attorney, I encourage all golf cart owners and operators to apply safe and appropriate operating procedures. As much as possible, wear the proper personal protective equipment and clothing. Also, remember to slow down when driving on a public road and of course, do not drink and drive. Alcohol does not mix with any type of motorized vehicle. People need to use self-constraint, especially on a golf course,” Schafer stated.
Schafer leaves a message to all golf cart operators and riders, especially those who operate on a public road. “Don’t unless you have to and if you do, use extreme caution.”
About Mike Schafer
Mike Schafer is sole practitioner specializing in Civil Litigation including automobile accidents, slip and fall and wrongful death cases. He helps victims of various types of accidents receive adequate compensation.