Baton Rouge Burn Injury Lawyer
Injury Claims: Serious Burns in Baton Rouge
Burn injuries are some of the most difficult to treat, and can have long-term consequences, including loss of abilities, loss of limbs, severe scarring and disfigurement. Thermal burns are very common for most people at home and the workplace, and are caused by direct exposure to flame, hot surfaces, steam or scalding from hot liquids. Electrocution burns occur beneath the skin in addition to on the surface, resulting from electrical flow through the body. Chemical burns are a bit different, causing a burn when a chemical such as an acid is put into contact with the skin.
Burn Injury Attorney Serving Baton Rouge
Burn injuries occur most often due to poor safety precautions or general negligence by people who may be inexperienced, may not fully understand the risks involved, or may be demonstrating careless behavior. First-degree burns are the least serious and can be identified by redness or swelling, white skin or skin that looks charred, or peeling skin. Second-degree burns are damaging not only to the surface skin, but also deeper layers. Third-degree burns are very severe and affect all layers of skin. Long-term recovery times are expected, due in large part because of the extent of damage done to the skin. If you or someone you love has suffered first, second or third-degree burns due to the negligence of another person, speak with a Baton Rouge injury lawyer who can help you understand your options.
When a burn injury occurs as a result of another person's negligence, that person may be liable for any damages suffered by the victim. The Layfield Law Firm, LLC has represented multiple burn injury cases and fully understands the unique physical and mental damages victims are left with after any accident. The Layfield Law Firm has the experience and know-how in court to prove the validity of your case, and help you pursue the highest level of compensation possible for your personal injury claim.
Contact a Baton Rouge personal injury attorney at the Layfield Law Firm if you or a loved one has been seriously burned due to the negligence of another.
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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 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).
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.
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 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.