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Financial Compensation in Baton Rouge Injury Cases

Financial compensation is awarded to victims of personal injury lawsuits either through the means of an out-of-court settlement, or a specific dollar amount as deemed appropriate by the court. In order for compensation to be awarded by the court, sufficient evidence must be put forth by the victim that shows the personal injuries sustained were a result of negligence by the defendant. These cases can end prematurely in settlements, but they can also go to trial, which can be a lengthy and expensive process. In these situations, it is important to have a skilled Baton Rouge injury attorney who you can trust to help you through the process.

Injury Attorney in Baton Rouge: Fighting for Compensation

Financial compensation is generally awarded in cases where the victim has sustained property damage, personal injury or emotional pain and suffering as a result of the traumatic experience. In medical malpractice cases, it may be relatively easy to trace the path of negligence back to a particular doctor or other caregiver. Other situations such as truck accidents or other motor vehicle accidents may involve the results of a police investigation and eyewitnesses. Still, some incidents like dog bite attacks cannot be compensated unless the victim is able to provide ample evidence to show that the dog owner could have prevented the attack, but didn't, due to some form of negligence. Whatever the scenario, adequate evidence must be presented that in an effort to expose the negligent party and accurately convey the level of suffering or loss brought about by the event in order to justify the highest level of financial compensation.

The Layfield Law Firm, LLC is aware of the importance of receiving compensation when it comes to personal injury or damages in unfortunate accidents. Beau Layfield and The Layfield Law Firm know that people depend on their livelihood for more than just making a living, and will fight hard to ensure that clients receive the highest quality representation possible.

Contact a Baton Rouge personal injury attorney at The Layfield Law Firm, LLC if you have been in an accident and would like to talk about options for seeking compensation. 

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.