Baton Rouge Car Accident Attorney
Car accidents can be complicated. They become far more complicated when the number of drivers involved increases. These are known as multi-car accidents, or pileups, because they involve more than two damaged vehicles. Multi-car accidents are not only more difficult to deal with because there are more cars involved but also because determining fault can be far more challenging than in a two-car collision.
Multiple-vehicle collisions usually occur on roads with a high volume of traffic driving at high speeds. They can be some of the most dangerous types of car accidents simply due to the sheer magnitude of damage done. A multi-car accident likely begins between two vehicles but because of road conditions, other cars that are unable to react in time may also join the damage. The causes of multi-car accidents usually involve low-visibility, slippery roads, windy roads or driver inattention.
The problem of multi-car accidents does not conclude with the actual accident. In fact, matters become far more complicated in the aftermath as the drivers attempt to collect damages from the people responsible. The issue can become muddled when individual drivers attempt to place fault on each other. Typically, the easy thing would be to place blame on the car that collided from the back or the side but it is not that simple. There are a number of explanations possible for multi-car accidents, which is why making a successful claim without the assistance of a car accident attorney can be extremely difficult.
Contact a Baton Rouge Personal Injury Lawyer Today!
At The Layfield Law Firm, LLC, I and my legal team want to help you recover compensation for the damage you endured from a multi-vehicle accident. A multi-vehicle car accident ultimately comes down to multiple individuals facing high costs of damage and repairs. When there are so many people trying involved, you need someone who will make your individual needs and interests known.
Do not let yourself be lost in the mix of the crowd, contact a Baton Rouge personal injury lawyer today!
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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.
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.
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.
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.