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Go-Karting Accident Claims
If you have been involved in a go-karting accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
At JMW Solicitors, we have the legal experience and expertise to quickly determine who is liable for any injuries you sustain while go-karting, and will help you make a claim against the relevant party. Our personal injury team will guide you through the entire process to ensure you receive the compensation you need to support your recovery.
How JMW Can Help
The personal injury solicitors at JMW have years of experience in dealing with accident claims caused by other people’s negligence, so we know exactly what to do to ensure your claim is successful. We will do all of the hard work for you and keep you informed at every stage, meaning you can concentrate on your recovery rather than having to deal with unnecessary legal bureaucracy.
Compensation will help with your recovery by allowing you to pay for medical treatment, rehabilitation and transport costs, as well as covering any earnings you have lost as a result of your injury.
Types of Injuries Caused by Go-Karting
There are many ways that go-karting can lead to injuries, regardless of whether the event is hosted on an indoor or outdoor track. Injuries can vary in severity, with the worst being similar to those seen in accidents involving larger vehicles like cars.
The most common cause of injury is a collision, whether due to crashing into another go-karter or into the side of a track. Other causes include defective karts, not being provided with suitable protective equipment, or faults in the track, such as potholes.
Typical injuries include:
- Broken and fractured bones
- Head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Strangulation due to loose clothing, such as scarves, getting caught around the wheel or engine
However your injury occurred, you will be able to make a claim for compensation if it can be proven to have been caused by somebody else’s negligence.
Who is Legally Responsible for Go-Karting Accidents?
In most cases of go-karting accidents, the company responsible for running the track will be held accountable for your injuries. This is because they have a duty to keep customers safe from harm while using their facilities. Go-kart companies are legally required to do the following:
- Provide personal protective equipment for all drivers, including helmets, gloves and overalls
- Ensure suitable seatbelts are installed in every kart and are worn correctly by each driver
- Make drivers aware of how to control a go-kart and the dangers of go-karting
- Maintain go-karts so they are able to drive without risk of causing an accident
- Supervise races to ensure that appropriate action is taken should something go wrong
However the go-karting company has failed in their duty of care, you are entitled to compensation if this lapse causes you to be injured. Our solicitors will guide you through the necessary steps to take when making a claim, ensuring you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible.