Baton Rouge Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcycle Accident Injury Claims in Baton Rouge
There are few more dangerous situations than riding a motorcycle when a negligent driver is sharing the road or highway. Unfortunately, this situation is the underlying cause of a high percentage of serious motorcycle accidents and very serious or fatal injuries. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a negligent driver, it is imperative that you contact Beau Layfield of The Layfield Law Firm, a Baton Rouge personal injury attorney, to discuss the situation and how to move forward with legal action. The Layfield Law Firm, LLC will help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
Many motorcycle accidents result in injuries that require long-term medical care and rehabilitation, and sadly, many of the victims never fully recover. Victims can face a lifetime of challenges after such an accident, and may be unable to work for an extended period of time, or even worse, may be permanently disabled. Permanent disability may occur when there has been brain damage or other catastrophic injury as a result of the motorcycle accident. The Layfield Law Firm, LLC can assist you in receiving the financial compensation you deserve.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyer for Baton Rouge Motorcyclists
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, The Layfield Law Firm, LLC can help you through the process of filing a personal injury claim. Insurance companies are tough to deal with and no victim should try to take on these giants on their own. When an injured victim does attempt to deal directly with the insurance company without competent representation, they are risking settlement at an amount far lower than he/she deserves. The Layfield Law Firm, LLC advises clients to contact an experienced Baton Rouge personal injury attorney before engaging in an interview with an insurance adjuster, or allowing access to medical records.
The Layfield Law Firm, LLC will carefully manage every aspect of the case and will zealously protect your right to fair compensation. Insurance company studies indicate that those with legal representation get an average of 3.5 times more in compensation than those who attempt the proceed on their own. Don't be taken advantage of by an insurance company that is only concerned with corporate profits, rather than your health or your future. It is the duty and mission of The Layfield Law Firm to stand firm for fair compensation, and The Layfield Law Firm is willing to work hard to receive the best compensation for you and your family.
Contact a Baton Rouge motorcycle accident lawyer at The Layfield Law Firm today.
As a business owner trying to juggle responsibilities with my clients and in my business, it was important to find someone who understood the value of my time while helping me navigate me through a difficult divorce.- Former Client
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
Hopefully I won't need a lawyer in the future, but if I do, I am calling Mr Layfield.- Former Client
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.
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.
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).