Child Injuries in Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge Personal Injury Attorney
It is no secret that children can be far more accident-prone than adults – it is one of the things that makes them so special to the people who care for them. This means that their guardians, parents and supervisors must take extra measures to protect children from themselves. While children may appear to be fearless, they are still fragile and an injury that would be considered small for an adult can be far more painful and damaging to a young child. Witnessing a child suffer injury is one of the most difficult things a person may have to do.
If your child was injured while under the care of someone else or because of someone else's negligence, you can file a personal injury claim on your child's behalf in order to recover compensation to help you help your child recover. This includes injuries that occur while at school, day care or under the care of a babysitter at home.
Defective children's products such as toys, medicine and playgrounds can also cause injuries but the culprit in that case would be the manufacturing company that failed in their duty to make and market a safe product. In that case, a product liability claim would be in order to keep the company accountable for its shortfalls.
Filing a Claim for Children's Injuries in Baton Rouge
Injuries to children can require medical attention that is more expensive and specialized than that which an adult would require. Furthermore, recovery can be more difficult for the little ones and permanent damage will affect them for much longer than it would an adult because they essentially have their entire lives ahead of them.
All of these things are added together when determining an award for your compensation. Your child deserves the best medical care and the opportunity to make a full recovery. Do not let money stand in the way of you providing your child with the means he or she needs to live a full and happy life in spite of their injuries. Let me and my firm, The Layfield Law Firm, LLC help you recover the compensation your family deserve.
Contact a Baton Rouge personal injury lawyer from my firm today.
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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.
How much money can I expect in a settlement?Each personal injury accident is different and the worth of the injuries will depend on the circumstances of the accident and the severity of injuries and disability. Insurance companies have specific calculations they use when assigning a monetary value to the pain and suffering resulting a personal injury causing accident. The firm will protect your right to compensation and pursue legal action if necessary.
Before settling an insurance claim, contact The Layfield Law Firm, LLC to review your case. They can zealously protect your right to fair and full compensation, and your case will be given the focus and priority it deserves.
Is adoption a long process?
Each adopted child has different circumstances. There are several types of adoptions that could take place, including a stepparent adoption, a private adoption or a standard adoption. Each has its own specific challenges. With the help of my firm, we will speed the process through the system as quickly as we can so that you can begin your new family and move forward with starting life together.
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.
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.