18 Wheeler Accident

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.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.