Go-karting is a lot of fun, especially if you love the idea of racing around a track in a small go-kart. They can travel at impressive speeds, which means safety is of paramount importance at all times, in order to minimise the odds of anyone having an accident. While accidents are rare, they can potentially occur and if they do they tend to leave people wondering who’s to blame for their go-karting injury.
Since speed is a factor with go-karting, any accident that does occur could potentially involve injuries such as whiplash or broken bones. It is rare for a go-kart to turn over or for someone to be thrown from one, but every accident is different.
How can accidents happen in the first place?
This is a fair question, and in all honesty they are uncommon if everyone follows the safety rules in force at all go-karting facilities. For example, you shouldn’t deliberately bump into anyone else or try to cause an accident.
However, you should be able to rely on the go-karts to be fully maintained and safe to use. The brakes should be working and the go-kart should have been checked and tested prior to use as well. Additionally, safety helmets should be provided that fit properly and are in good condition. The track you are racing on should also be fit for purpose, without any potential obstacles or problems in any area. If all these things are taken care of, there should be little chance of anyone suffering from an injury of any kind while racing on a go-karting track with anyone else at all.
Who’s to blame for my go-karting injury?
Reading this article may have brought back memories of an accident you had in the past three years. On the other hand, you may be recovering from injuries suffered in a more recent accident while go-karting. Regardless of whether this was on holiday or at a local track, one quick call to the Accident Advice Helpline team could help you determine whether someone else was to blame.
Call 0800 689 0500 to reach us now and to ask more questions about your go-karting injury. If we discover that negligence was involved on the part of a third party, we’ll do everything we can to help you move through a no win, no fee* claim as swiftly as possible.