Wrongful Death

Baton Rouge Wrongful Death Attorney

Wrongful Death Claims in Baton Rouge, LA

A wrongful death claim is brought about by the family of a loved one who has died as the result of another's negligence. Common situations where wrongful death may occur include medical malpractice, workplace accidents, vehicle accidents, accidental drowning and others. Any situation where a death has occurred as a result of negligence on the part of another is a potential cause for a wrongful death lawsuit. When a person is killed through a negligent act or breach of duty, the family of the victim will suffer financial and emotional damages due to the untimely loss. It is especially important in these situations to speak with a Baton Rouge personal injury attorney from The Layfield Law Firm, LLC if you have suffered the tragic loss of a loved one due to wrongful death.

Wrongful Death Lawyer in Baton Rouge

In many cases, the deceased in a wrongful death case was the one responsible for the financial wellbeing of the family. This can be particularly distressing for the surviving members of the family who must now cover expenses, including funeral costs, without the income that their deceased loved one provided. Many families fall into disarray without the financial security that was provided by the deceased. The surviving members may not be prepared to supplement the income of the loved one that died unexpectedly. Wrongful death lawsuits are filed against a liable party to help families that have lost a loved one and suffered financial and emotional damages. The Layfield Law Firm, LLC will stand firm for those families who have lost so much.

The Layfield Law Firm, LLC is a personal injury law firm dedicated to providing the highest level of legal assistance possible. Beau Layfield of The Layfield Law Firm, LLC is an experienced attorney who has proudly served the state of Louisiana in Baton Rouge, and will fight to recover compensation that is measured against your losses, both financial and emotional.

Contact a Baton Rouge wrongful death attorney at The Layfield Law Firm, LLC if you lost a loved one due to negligence or a breach of duty.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).
  • 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.