Drunk Driving Accidents

Baton Rouge Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

Injured by a Drunk Driver?

It is against the law to drink and drive and yet people do it every day. Drunk drivers cause accidents that often result in serious injuries or loss of life. Anyone who operates a motor vehicle has a duty to drive in a safe manner and not cause harm to others. That duty is broken once a drunk driver gets behind the wheel and behaves in a negligent manner. A drunk driver who causes a traffic accident faces criminal charges as well as liability issues. It is important to contact Beau Layfield of The Layfield Law Firm, a Baton Rouge injury lawyer, if you were injured or a family member died in a drunk driving accident.

The Layfield Law Firm, LLC provides legal counsel to the injured or families impacted by an accident due to an individual driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The Layfield Law Firm will help the victim receive monetary compensation for their injuries and suffering. Personal attention and careful case preparation are necessary when pursuing legal action against criminally negligent drunk drivers and their insurance companies.

Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer in Baton Rouge

An individual driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or higher is legally drunk and too impaired to drive safely. DUI related accidents are usually more significant because of the altered perceptions of the driver. Excessive speed and the inability to stay in a traffic lane are common when intoxicated drivers are behind the wheel. The intoxicated driver does not have the ability to stop in time or correct erratic driving to avoid an accident. The types of accidents caused by drunk drivers are often head-on, side impact or rear -end and frequently result in catastrophic injuries.

Common injuries from DUI accidents include:

  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones
  • Air bag and seat belt injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations
  • Internal injuries
  • Burns
  • Coma
  • Death

Family members of a deceased victim of a drunk driving accident may wish to pursue a wrongful death action against the responsible party. An individual with serious injuries may require hospitalization and extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation. Some victims have temporary disabilities or permanent disabilities and are unable to work and earn an income. The victims of a drunk driving accident may be eligible for compensation for loss of earnings, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Before accepting an insurance settlement offer, make an appointment today with Beau Layfield of The Layfield Law Firm, a Baton Rouge injury lawyer. The Layfield Law Firm, LLC will consult with you to analyze your case and ensure your right to fair compensation is protected.

Contact a Baton Rouge drunk driving accident attorney at The Layfield Law Firm, LLC for legal assistance and guidance through the insurance and court process if injured by a drunk driver.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.