Baton Rouge Product Liability Attorney
Defective Products and Injury Claims in Baton Rouge
Any manufacturer that provides goods to consumers in the USA is required to protect the safety of the users. Extensive testing with regard to side effects of drugs, the safety of the materials used to manufacture goods and other safety regulations are in place at a federal level. In some cases, a commercial product is tested and considered safe, and later serious problems arise that were unexpected with regard to design or other problem. Some commercial products result in serious injury, illness or death after they have reached the market. This can include pharmaceutical drugs, toys, automobiles, automobile parts or any other commercial product. If a defective product has injured you or a loved one, it is crucial that you act quickly and contact The Layfield Law Firm, LLC to speak with Beau Layfield of The Layfield Law Firm, a Baton Rouge injury lawyer.
Legal Guidance from a Baton Rouge Product Liability Lawyer
Most of our commercial products are now produced overseas. This can lead to serious problems as the profit motive and lack of regulation can lead to shoddy workmanship, corrupted or unhygienic conditions in manufacturing and many other problems, endangering those who later buy the product on the open market. The federal government cannot inspect every item that enters the country, and many very dangerous and deadly products have entered our country and resulted in serious injury or harm to end users. In such a case, a product liability claim must be filed against the corporation or retailer that supplied the goods to the consumer.
These cases are often complex and require extensive documentation and evidence. It may be necessary to call upon experts to support the claim, and to provide scientific evidence of the defective product. Large corporations, such as auto parts manufacturers or pharmaceutical companies have high-powered attorneys to fend off potential lawsuits. When going up against a large corporate entity in a personal injury claim, it is necessary to have an equally talented and professional attorney to seek compensation for the damages in the case.
Beau Layfield of The Layfield Law Firm, LLC has the focus, ability and dedication to take your case through to resolution. Beau Layfield and The Layfield Law Firm carefully prepare these cases with full documentation of the defective commercial product and the injuries and other damages suffered in the case. If you have been injured or made ill, or have lost a loved one due to the use of a defective commercial product, contact Beau Layfield of The Layfield Law Firm at once to review your case.
Contact a Baton Rouge product liability attorney at The Layfield Law Firm, LLC today.
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I contacted him initially because The Layfield Law Firm website specifically listed "uncontested divorce" within the areas of practice.- Former Client
During this process, there were times when I became so frustrated that I wanted to give up. Beau always brought me back to reality and made suggestions to assist with my concerns.- Former Client
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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.
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).
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).
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.