Burn Injuries

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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  • 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.

  • 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 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).
  • 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 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).