Catastrophic Injury Cases in Baton Rouge
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Catastrophic injuries often occur in serious accidents involving motor vehicles, watercraft, aircraft and commercial vehicles as well as other personal injury situations resulting from medical or nursing home malpractice, dog bites, burn injuries or slip & fall accidents to name a few. These types of personal injuries are categorized as catastrophic because of their severity, and can often take several weeks or even months to fully recover. In many cases, the victims who suffer catastrophic injuries never truly recover, and may spend the rest of their lives suffering with lasting disabilities in need of full-time healthcare by a professional or family member. If you or someone you know has suffered a catastrophic injury in an accident that was caused by a negligent third party, consider speaking with a Baton Rouge personal injury attorney at The Layfield Law Firm, LLC to review your legal options and determine how to best seek financial compensation.
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The level of compensation granted to those who are living with catastrophic injuries as a result of third party negligence can be quite significant, whether by settlement or through a court decision. The court may award financial compensation to cover costs related to medical bills, prescription costs, loss of wages due to the victim's inability to work, long-term or life-long professional healthcare, and even reimbursement for emotional pain and suffering. Compensation can also be awarded to recover the projected earnings of a victim, making the potential for a high value settlement a very real possibility.
The Layfield Law Firm, LLC is experienced in standing up for the rights of victims of catastrophic injuries in court, and will work hard to provide all clients with the most personal and effective legal counsel possible. Beau Layfield and The Layfield Law Firm understand the impact that a life-altering industry can have on individuals and families alike, and believes in the victim's right to just financial compensation, security and peace of mind.
Contact a Baton Rouge personal injury attorney at The Layfield Law Firm, LLC if you or someone you love is seeking financial justice from recent involvement in an accident.
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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.
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- the needs and income of the custodial parent (the parent with primary custody of the child).
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.
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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.