Were you injured in a golf car accident in Monroe, Georgia?
If so, you may be wondering whether you can sue the golf cart driver for your injuries. Yes, you can sue the golf cart driver for your injuries. Please see below a breakdown on golf cart accidents in Monroe, Georgia.
WHO IS ALLOWED TO DRIVE GOLF CARTS IN MONROE, GEORGIA?
According to the Monroe, Georgia ordinance on golf cart use, a person may drive a golf cart only if they possess a valid Georgia driver’s license or are “present and supervising the operator of the motorized cart.”
In simpler terms, a person cannot drive a golf cart in Monroe unless they have a driver’s license, or if they do not have a driver’s license, they need to have someone in the golf cart with them who has a driver’s license.
If someone who owns a golf cart lets their 12 year old child drive his/her golf cart around town unsupervised, the parent and child are both violating the golf cart ordinance.
WHAT STREETS AND ROADS ARE GOLF CARTS ALLOWED ON IN MONROE, GEORGIA?
Golf carts may “only be operated on public roads, recreational paths, rights-of-way or other public property which are part of the City’s street system which have a speed limit of thirty-five (35) miles per hour or less.”
Golf carts are not allowed on sidewalks according to the city ordinance.
ARE GOLF CARTS IN MONROE, GEORGIA REQUIRED TO HAVE INSURANCE?
Yes, any golf cart on the public streets in Monroe, Georgia is required to have liability insurance in the amount of $25,000 per person for bodily injury, and $50,000 per accident for bodily injury to one or more people.
WHAT IF THE GOLF CART IS NOT INSURED?
You may still be covered under your own uninsured motorist policy depending on the policy. If you are injured in a golf cart accident in Monroe, Georgia and the golf cart is not insured, notify your uninsured motorist policy company as soon as possible to see if you are covered under your policy for this type of accident.
DO I NEED A POLICE REPORT?
Yes, make sure that if an accident occurs, call 911 and have the police document the accident with a police report. This is important evidence for your case and for the insurance company to verify an accident indeed occurred.
CONTACT BARTLETT BENTON
If you need help with your golf cart accident case in Monroe, Georgia, please call Bartlett at 770-365-6414 for a free case evaluation.