Boating Accidents

Baton Rouge Boating Accident Attorney

Boat Accidents and Injury Claims in Baton Rouge, LA

Much of Louisiana's beautiful bayous and shorelines are available to boaters throughout the year for a variety of purposes, from recreational boating to commercial fishing operations that keep thousands employed throughout the state. While many boaters may practice standard safety procedures on the water, the risk of being involved in a serious boating accident is always present. If you have recently suffered a boating accident injury, consult a Baton Rouge injury lawyer at The Layfield Law Firm, LLC to learn more about legal options at your disposal.

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There are a variety of causes of serious injury accidents involving watercraft. Commercial fishermen and other occupational boaters may know how to operate their vessel in every way, but mechanical failure and defective parts could contribute to a dangerous or deadly situation. Many recreational boaters understand the rules of the water, but may not be as familiar as a professional boater. Both negligence and inexperience play a role in boating accidents and disasters can occur when a boater fails to notice indicators or does not act fast enough to avoid a dangerous situation.

Victims of boating accidents can suffer a number of different minor and major personal injuries including broken bones, lost limbs, spinal injuries, head or brain injuries, paralysis and death. Any injuries that require recovery time can pose potential financial threat in the future. Medical bills and other related expenses pile up. Boating accident victims are entitled to adequate compensation from the party at fault. The Layfield Law Firm, LLC can build a detailed, thorough case to pursue the highest level of compensation possible for your given injuries. You can trust The Layfield Law Firm to handle your case with the same experience and preparation that has allowed The Layfield Law Firm to consistently win fair settlements and compensation as awarded by the court.

Contact a Baton Rouge personal injury attorney at The Layfield Law Firm, LLC if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident on the water. 

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  • 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).
  • 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.

  • How will child support be calculated?
    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;
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    • 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 do I know if I have a personal injury claim?

    A personal injury accident is the result of the negligent, reckless or careless action of another. An accident that occurs from the use of a dangerous or defective product is an example of a personal injury accident. Another example is a drunk driver who causes a car collision with injuries or fatalities. In the case of negligence, the victim may be eligible for monetary compensation that can include lost income, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Beau Layfield and The Layfield Law Firm, LLC can represent a client in court and negotiate with insurance companies to pursue the maximum possible compensation.