Truck Accident Injury Claims in Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge Truck Accident Attorney
Commercial vehicles such as 18-wheelers, semi-trucks and tractor-trailers are powerful machines, and thus, the need for responsible driving by professionals is critical to maintaining the safety of Baton Rouge's busy roadways. Unfortunately, many commercial drivers fail to drive responsibly and do not consider other vehicles on the road. Commercial drivers, even by simple negligence, who are the cause of an accident, can be held responsible for damages to all vehicles involved as well as all costs associated with the recovery for any personal injury.
Legal Protection from a Baton Rouge Injury Lawyer
In many cases, commercial vehicles are insured by a business or organization, and are covered adequately for cases of driver error, which result in accident with injury. In some cases, however, insurance companies may attempt to limit the victim's rights by using scare tactics or applying pressure to coerce them into accepting a settlement quickly after the accident. The commercial insurance companies have their own accident investigators that are dispatched at once to the scene. As profit-driven corporations, they hope to reduce the cost of settlements. A Baton Rouge injury lawyer from The Layfield Law Firm, LLC knows how irresponsibly insurance companies can act when seeking to minimize their own financial loss, and is committed to protecting your right to fair compensation.
Truck accident injuries are often very severe due to the power and size of the vehicle, and collisions can result in broken bones, lost limbs, paralysis, long-term disability, head and brain injuries, and death. The costs associated with recovery, or long-term care in cases of permanent disability, can be significant and pose a real financial threat to truck accident victims. Drivers who cause truck accidents in commercial vehicles should be held responsible for the damages they cause. The Layfield Law Firm, LLC will aggressively pursue the compensation deserved after a truck accident.
Contact a Baton Rouge personal injury attorney at The Layfield Law Firm, LLC if you have been hit by a commercial vehicle so you can seek the compensation you deserve.
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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.
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.
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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.