Baton Rouge Truck Accident Lawyer
18 Wheeler Accidents in Baton Rouge
The term "warehouse on wheels" refers to the huge amount of 18-wheeler trucks that transport a variety of different goods around the United States such as food and items intended for sale in retail establishments. 18-wheeler semis are commonplace on highways in the Baton Rouge area, and as such, are a risk that every driver should be aware of.
Truck drivers are at work for extended periods of time, driving across the country as fast as possible within the restrictions of federal law. This work consists of long hours behind the wheel, and although there are regulations meant to discourage and prohibit drivers from driving longer than an appropriate time, many drivers may push or pass those regulations in an effort to finish a job faster. This type of negligence as well as truck drivers inappropriately changing lanes, swerving or stopping can cause serious truck accidents involving one or more vehicles. If you have been the victim in an 18-wheeler accident, it is very important that you contact a Baton Rouge injury lawyer at The Layfield Law Firm, LLC as soon as possible.
Truck Accident Attorney Serving Baton Rouge
The damage caused in 18-wheeler accidents can be very severe. Vehicles stand little chance against a semi-truck, which is evident if you've ever witnessed the devastation in the aftermath of a truck accident. Automobiles are often crushed or mangled making it hard to understand how any driver could escape such a disaster without sustaining serious injury. While most drivers would be considered lucky to survive with broken bones or slight head injuries, many suffer catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, crush injuries or other crash severities, requiring long-term rehabilitation, and possibly, life-long disability. The most tragic outcome of a negligent truck driver is the loss of a family member.
Victims of 18-wheeler truck accidents can trust The Layfield Law Firm, LLC to handle all cases as efficiently as possible. Each compensation case is well documented, providing all of the evidence necessary to support appropriate measured demand for compensation, both economic and non-economic, in your truck accident injury case.
Contact a Baton Rouge personal injury attorney at The Layfield Law Firm, LLC if you have been in a semi-truck accident and would like to seek compensation.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.