Baton Rouge Car Accident Attorney
Car Accident Injury Claims in Baton Rouge
A car accident can be a frightening experience and very traumatic especially if it involves injuries and fatalities. Traffic collisions account for the majority of personal injury accidents and the insurance companies pay a staggering amount of money each year to compensation for property damage and medical costs. For legal assistance following a car accident contact Beau Layfield of The Layfield Law Firm, LLC.
Seeking Compensation for Car Accident Victims
The firm has the experience and resources to help clients with all types of car accident claims. Injuries can be serious and require hospitalization and long-term rehabilitation. The injured victim may be unable to work and earn a living and be facing astronomical medical and rehabilitation bills. The Layfield Law Firm, LLC is dedicated to helping car accident victims receive compensation for their injuries and suffering and works closely with clients knowing careful case preparation is important when dealing with the court system and insurance companies.
The car accident lawyers at the firm are committed to helping clients receive the monetary compensation they deserve when injured in collision. A car accident can be an overwhelming experience and it is reassuring to know that there is personal legal assistance available during the stages following the accident. Some injuries require prolonged hospitalization and long-term rehabilitation before a victim can return to work or a prior lifestyle. The more unfortunate victims may face a lifetime of disability and continuous medical treatment.
Types of Car Accident Injury Claims
A car accident can have an emotional and mental impact on an individual in addition to the physical injuries.
Common injuries suffered in car accidents can include:
- Head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ damage
Baton Rouge Injury Lawyer – Fighting for Your Rights
Negligent, careless or reckless drivers contribute to most auto collisions and the injuries to other drivers or occupants. The main cause of car accidents is driver distraction. Texting while driving, using cell phones or electronic devices, eating, talking with passengers or other distractions can divert the attention of the driver from the road. Other contributing factors in car accidents are speeding, traffic violations, diver fatigue, bad road conditions, and slippery or wet roadways from rain or ice, tire blowout, or mechanical failure. Drunk driving accidents or a driver under the influence of drugs are responsible for many significant injuries and fatalities in Baton Rouge, and must be held accountable for their actions.
Drivers are required to have auto insurance to cover the cost of property damage and medical expenses in the event the driver is liable in a traffic collision. An injury attorney can represent car accident victims and protect their rights to compensation for injuries following the accident. An insurance settlement offer may not fully compensate a victim considering the amount of mental, emotional and physical suffering received in a car accident. Compensation may be available in the form of damages for lost income, medical bills, and pain and suffering. For information about car accidents and financial compensation, make an appointment today with Beau Layfield of The Layfield Law Firm, LLC for a consultation. The Layfield Law Firm's mission is to assist friends and neighbors in the Baton Rouge area to get the compensation they deserve.
Contact the firm to speak with a Baton Rouge car accident attorney after a car accident.
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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.
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.
Do I need a lawyer in a personal injury claim?
Insurance company studies show that those who have legal representation in their case recover an average of 3.5 times more than those who try to get the issue resolved on their own. Insurance companies do not like to pay out large settlements, and frequently move fast with an offer, within days of a car accident or other serious injury accident. If you accept this early offer, it can be a terrible mistake; you may later require more medical treatment, or not recover in the expected amount of time, or could experience complications. I will carefully evaluate your injury case and ensure that we are pursuing every type of damage that could be claimed in your case. It is very important that you have legal counsel that will protect your right to fair compensation, and I will fight for fair treatment for you and your family. A personal injury lawyer is imperative if you suffered serious injuries. I am a Louisiana attorney that is interested in helping your resolve these issues.
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.
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.