Golf Cart Accidents

Golf Car Accidents in Baton Rouge

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Golfing is one of Louisiana's favorite pastimes, and many enthusiasts flock to courses around the state to enjoy the sport and scenery. Golf carts are a popular accessory for many golfers, especially those with disabilities or conditions that limit their walking endurance. While the golf cart may seem like a safe vehicle, it is surprisingly dangerous and can cause injuries for passengers, drivers or others.

There are a variety of reasons why a driver golf cart accident may occur. Some of those reasons involve inadequate maintenance of the machine, or defective parts that do not function properly. Driver error is responsible for the majority of golf cart accidents. Other drivers that are drunk or negligently operating the golf cart can lead to dangerous and deadly injuries to innocent people. Consulting with an experienced Baton Rouge injury attorney from The Layfield Law Firm, LLC is vital after a golf cart accident.

Golf Cart Injury Claims in Baton Rouge

The speed of a factory golf cart will generally not exceed 15 miles per hour, but privately owned, customized golf cart can have parts upgraded or modified for much faster travel. Given the fact that golf carts are not intended for movement at high speeds, they are not equipped with as much protection and have resulted in very serious or even catastrophic injuries. Passengers of golf cart accidents can be thrown from the vehicle in a sharp turn, or crushed by the vehicle itself in a roll. For pedestrians, the impact of a golf cart moving at top speeds can result in broken bones, internal injuries, concussion or other serious personal injuries. Compensation in such cases can be recovered with the help of an experienced Baton Rouge injury attorney from The Layfield Law Firm.

Contact a personal injury attorney at The Layfield Law Firm, LLC if you have been in a golf cart accident and would like to discuss your options for pursuing financial compensation.

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  • How much money can I expect in a settlement?
    Each personal injury accident is different and the worth of the injuries will depend on the circumstances of the accident and the severity of injuries and disability. Insurance companies have specific calculations they use when assigning a monetary value to the pain and suffering resulting a personal injury causing accident. The firm will protect your right to compensation and pursue legal action if necessary.

    Before settling an insurance claim, contact The Layfield Law Firm, LLC to review your case. They can zealously protect your right to fair and full compensation, and your case will be given the focus and priority it deserves.

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    Child support is calculated differently depending on the state one resides in, but the general factors taken into consideration by the court when calculating payments include:
    • the standard of living of the child prior to the divorce;
    • the ability to pay of the parent giving child support;
    • the specific needs of the child, including their food, clothing, and educational costs; and
    • the needs and income of the custodial parent (the parent with primary custody of the child).
  • How will custody of my child be decided?
    It is possible for you and your spouse to come to a decision regarding child custody without the court intervening.

    However, if you and your spouse cannot come to a custody terms agreement, the court will decide for you, and will look at the following:

    • the child's gender and age;
    • the child's mental and physical health;
    • the child's relationship with each parent;
    • the parents' respective lifestyles;
    • each parent's ability to provide basic necessities for the child, including shelter, food, and clothing; and
    • the child's preference (if they are of a certain age).
  • Do I need a lawyer in a personal injury claim?
    • Insurance company studies show that those who have legal representation in their case recover an average of 3.5 times more than those who try to get the issue resolved on their own. Insurance companies do not like to pay out large settlements, and frequently move fast with an offer, within days of a car accident or other serious injury accident. If you accept this early offer, it can be a terrible mistake; you may later require more medical treatment, or not recover in the expected amount of time, or could experience complications. I will carefully evaluate your injury case and ensure that we are pursuing every type of damage that could be claimed in your case. It is very important that you have legal counsel that will protect your right to fair compensation, and I will fight for fair treatment for you and your family. A personal injury lawyer is imperative if you suffered serious injuries. I am a Louisiana attorney that is interested in helping your resolve these issues.

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    The length of your divorce proceedings will depend on different factors, which include how long it takes to serve divorce papers to your spouse, whether your spouse is willing to waive their rights to service and notice of trial, whether you have minor children from the marriage and legal delays. Typically, it will take 20 to 40 days to receive a divorce judgment from the court after papers have been served. If your spouse decides to waive his or her rights to service and notice of trial, the judgment can come swiftly. It is important to note that a judgment does not become finalized until the 30-day "appeals" window has ended.

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