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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  • Should I take a settlement offer?

    It is never a good idea to settle an insurance claim before speaking with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney that has experience with injury accident cases. Insurance companies have tactics they use to deny claims, redirect fault, and withhold available compensation. An insurance claim can be a complicated process and insurance adjusters can be intimidating to accident victims. An insurance company may assert that the injuries are not as serious as claimed, and attempt to settle quickly for a low amount.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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;
    • 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).