Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic Injury Cases in Baton Rouge

Spine Injury, Brain Injury, Burn Injury & Amputation

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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  • 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 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).
  • 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.

  • 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 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.