Personal Injury

Baton Rouge Injury Lawyer

Personal Injury Claims in Baton Rouge

If you or a loved one has been injured and another party was at fault, you likely have an injury case that should be carefully and correctly managed. Beau Layfield and The Layfield Law Firm, LLC provides personal legal representation to friends and neighbors throughout the Baton Rouge area. The Layfield Law Firm takes on each case with a full determination to pursue the maximum possible compensation for damages. Beau Layfield of The Layfield Law Firm knows how important the compensation is to you and your family, and will aggressively negotiate a settlement on your behalf.

Injury Attorney in Baton Rouge, LA

The Layfield Law Firm, LLC represents clients in all types of injury cases by providing compassionate and reliable legal counsel that is specifically focused on their needs. When you have been the victim of a reckless or irresponsible act of another, you have the right to hold them accountable for their actions. The Layfield Law Firm team will work tirelessly so you have the best chance at recovering maximum compensation for your injuries. The Layfield Law Firm will walk you through the steps of what to do after an accident.

The Layfield Law Firm, LLC can provide the high-level of representation you need for the following accidents:

  • Bicycle Accidents - Have you been injured in a bicycle accident? This type of accident usually results in severe physical injuries to the bicyclist, and you may suffer broken bones, severe head trauma and other internal injuries.
  • Boating Accidents - Even though many boaters practice safety procedures on the water, there is always the risk of being involved in a serious boating accident. Boating accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, and it is important to seek legal counsel to learn about your rights after you have been injured in a boating accident.
  • Burn Injuries - This type of personal injury is one of the most painful and most difficult to treat. Victims of burn injuries may suffer long-term pain and damage, such as loss of abilities, loss of limbs, severe scarring and more.
  • Car Accidents - Have you or your loved one been injured in a car accident? You may be able to recover compensation for your injuries if you can prove that the other driver acted in a way that was negligent, reckless or careless.
  • Catastrophic Injuries - An injury can be classified as catastrophic when it is so severe that it causes lasting disabilities or long-term damage. The most common catastrophic injuries include burns, amputations and paralysis.
  • Dangerous Drugs - Have you suffered injury because of a dangerous drug? These are typically regarded as prescription drugs that cause disastrous side effects to those who take them. When a drug has not been thoroughly tested or properly labeled, there can be serious consequences.
  • Defective Products - The law requires manufacturers to provide goods to consumers that are safe to use. When a commercial product leads to injury, illness or death to a consumer, that victim may have the right to seek compensation for their unnecessary injuries.
  • Dog Bites - If a dog has attacked you and caused injury, you may be able to seek compensation from the dog's owner. There are many ways that to prove that the dog's owner was negligent in the awareness and prevention of a possible dog attack, and a lawyer from The Layfield Law Firm, LLC can help you seek justice after you have been bitten.
  • Financial Compensation - You may be able to obtain the compensation you need to recover if you have been a victim of a personal injury accident. Financial compensation may be awarded through an out-of-court settlement or by a specific dollar amount named by the court.
  • Golf Cart Accidents - There are a number of ways a golf cart accident can occur, including inadequate maintenance of the machine, defective parts and driver error. When you have suffered injury because of a golf cart accident, you need to contact an injury attorney who can protect your rights and help you seek compensation.
  • Motorcycle Accidents - Have you or your loved one been injured in a serious motorcycle accident? Because of the lack of external protection, motorcyclists often incur severe injuries when they are involved in accidents.
  • Premises Liability - If you have suffered injury on the property of another, contact The Layfield Law Firm, LLC today to learn about your rights under premises liability law. You may be able to seek compensation for your pain and suffering if you are able to prove the negligence of the property owner and several other factors as well.
  • Slip & Fall - A slip and fall accident is common in public areas like parks and sidewalks, as well as shopping malls and other commercial properties. If you have been injured in a slip and fall because the property owner failed to keep the property reasonably safe, you have the right to file a claim for compensation.
  • Truck Accidents - Large commercial trucks, such as 18-wheelers or big rigs, can be difficult to drive and maneuver especially on busy highways. A federally mandated CDL license is required to operate a commercial truck because of the enormous size and weight of these vehicles. If you have been injured in a truck accident, seek help from a personal injury attorney who can fight for your rights.
  • What is Product Liability? - If you have been injured because of a defective or dangerous product, product liability law protects your right to seek justice. Product liability relates to the responsibility of a company to pay damages when their product has caused injury or death to a consumer.
  • Wrongful Death - Have you lost a loved one in a wrongful death accident? You deserve to have the best legal support and counsel during this emotionally trying time. You need a legal advocate who will help you recover the compensation you need to survive.

Beau Layfield and The Layfield Law Firm, LLC provide careful case preparation, which often results in a faster settlement at a higher amount. Each aspect of the injury claim is carefully documented by The Layfield Law Firm, and if the insurance company refuses to make a fair settlement offer, The Layfield Law Firm is more than willing to press forward with a trial. When you hire The Layfield Law Firm to represent you, you will be represented personally by Beau Layfield, and not passed off to an associate or assistant. Achieving results for clients is the only concern for The Layfield Law Firm, and Beau Layfield provides the hard work it takes to get cases finalized and resolved at the highest compensation value possible. Beau Layfield and The Layfield Law Firm are trustworthy, honest and straightforward, and The Layfield Law Firm's personal mission is to assist the injured and get them the compensation they truly deserve.

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  • How long will the divorce process take?

    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.

    Another important point to note is that you must be living separately from your spouse for six months (or longer if there are minor children from the marriage) before being able to file a petition, unless there are extenuating circumstances, such as your spouse committed a felony. Securing an attorney for legal representation may result in your divorce process being resolved much faster than you attempting to navigate the proceedings on your own.

  • Isn't divorce expensive?

    A contested divorce can get expensive due to the necessity to attend trial, and document the case to present in court. Those who can work out their agreements prior to court and settle them with negotiations can not only save a lot of money, they avoid the serious stress of a court trial and exposing your personal business in court. In either case, I will help you bring the issue to a resolution with the least amount of stress, whether in a contested or uncontested divorce. I make every effort to make my services affordable so that you can have high quality legal counsel to support your case.

  • Is adoption a long process?
    • Each adopted child has different circumstances. There are several types of adoptions that could take place, including a stepparent adoption, a private adoption or a standard adoption. Each has its own specific challenges. With the help of my firm, we will speed the process through the system as quickly as we can so that you can begin your new family and move forward with starting life together.

  • Do I have to go to court in order to obtain a divorce?

    Filing divorce papers with a court is the only way you will obtain a legal separation from your spouse. This applies to any other form of legal separation, including a marriage annulment. Aside from the divorce decree itself, a court is able to assist in settling other matters related to divorce, which include child custody and the distribution of marital assets.

  • 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).