Go-Karting Accident Claims

Although go-karting is a fun hobby, it can also be very dangerous with the possibility of sustaining injuries that are similar to those experienced in a road traffic accident. If you have been involved in a go-karting accident that wasn’t your fault, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.

At YouClaim, we can quickly determine who is liable for your injuries and help you make a claim against the relevant party so you can receive a financial award to help you make a full recovery.

To speak to a solicitor about a go-karting accident, call us today on 0800 10 757 95, speak to us online via our e-chat function or fill out an enquiry form and let us know a suitable time to contact you.

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Go-karting injuries

There are many ways that a go-karter can be injured, regardless of whether they are on an indoor or outdoor track. Although injuries will naturally vary in severity, many can be likened to those experienced in larger vehicles like cars.

The most common cause of injury is a collision, whether that is crashing into another go-karter or into the side of a track. Other causes include defective karts, not being provided with suitable protective equipment and faults in the track, such as potholes.

Typical injuries include:

  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Burns
  • Head injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Whiplash

Loose clothing, such as scarves, can cause strangulation if it gets caught around the wheel or engine.

However you have suffered an injury while on a go-kart, if it was caused by somebody else’s negligence, you will be able to make a claim for compensation.

Who is responsible?

In most cases of go-karting accidents, the company responsible for the running of the track will be held accountable for your injuries. This is because they have a duty to keep customers 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 seat belts are installed in every cart 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, if you have suffered an injury, you are entitled to compensation. Our solicitors will guide you through the necessary steps to take when making a claim, ensuring you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible.

How YouClaim can help

Our team of personal injury solicitors have years of experience in dealing with claims caused by other people’s negligence, so know exactly what to do to ensure your claim is successful. We will do all of the hard work for you so you can concentrate on recovering and getting your life back to the same position as before the accident.

Compensation will help with your recovery by paying for medical treatment, rehabilitation and transport costs, as well as covering any earnings you have lost as a result of your injury. 

Get started today

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury while go-karting, get in touch with YouClaim today to make a claim for compensation. To contact us, simply call 0800 10 757 95, fill in an enquiry form or chat to us directly by using our online function.