Children's Injuries

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 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.

  • How will custody of my child be decided?
    It is possible for you and your spouse to come to a decision regarding child custody without the court intervening.

    However, if you and your spouse cannot come to a custody terms agreement, the court will decide for you, and will look at the following:

    • the child's gender and age;
    • the child's mental and physical health;
    • the child's relationship with each parent;
    • the parents' respective lifestyles;
    • each parent's ability to provide basic necessities for the child, including shelter, food, and clothing; and
    • the child's preference (if they are of a certain age).
  • 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.

  • 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 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.