Uninsured Motorist

Uninsured Motorist Accident Claims

Baton Rouge Car Accident Lawyer

Getting into an auto accident with an uninsured motorist can have the potential to be a very bad situation, even if the victim is not at fault. When the driver of another vehicle doesn't have adequate insurance to cover the cost of repairs to the vehicle or medical bills resulting from a personal injury suffered in the accident, then the victim must cover those costs without any assistance. If you or someone you know has been involved in an auto accident with an uninsured or under-insured motorist and has not received adequate compensation to cover costs associated with the event contact The Layfield Law Firm, LLC to determine how to access compensation in your claim.

Uninsured Motorist Accidents and Compensation

In Louisiana, a driver who purchases auto insurance is assumed to have also purchased uninsured or under-insured motorist coverage. This type of coverage is sometimes part of an existing policy. If it is not, the law requires that the driver submit a form of rejection for the coverage. If uninsured or under-insured motorist insurance coverage is not officially rejected, then he is effectively covered in the event of such an accident.

When the insurance company does not provide benefits for injuries or damages sustained in an accident with an uninsured or under-insured motorist, the victim may consider filing an insurance bad faith claim which would contend that the insurance company is legally bound to provide benefits if no official rejection of the specific coverage has been submitted. The Layfield Law Firm, LLC will help build a thorough case for compensation in the event of an auto accident with an uninsured or under-insured motorist, and may be able to recover significant compensation for damages to your vehicle or personal injuries you may have suffered. As a hard-working personal injury lawyer, Beau Layfield of The Layfield Law Firm will fight to ensure you receive the coverage entitled to you under Louisiana state law.

Contact a Baton Rouge uninsured motorist attorney at The Layfield Law Firm, LLC if you or someone you love has been in an auto accident and has not received compensation for damages.

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Our FAQ

Have questions? We are here to help. Still have questions or can't find the answer you need? Give us a call at 225-283-1374 today!

  • 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).
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.