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Have You Been Hurt in a Car Accident?

Let the Baton Rouge car accident lawyers at Gauthier Amedee Personal Injury Law fight for your rights. Our team of attorneys has the knowledge and expertise to get you the compensation you deserve. You shouldn’t have to face the aftermath of a car crash alone. We’re ready to be your Go2Lawyers!

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If you or someone close to you has been hurt by the reckless, careless actions of another driver in Baton Rouge, you deserve compensation for the harm you’ve suffered. Don’t let bullying insurance companies and strong-arm tactics frighten you. Call Gauthier Amedee and let us fight for maximum compensation. We’re just a phone call away, so don’t delay! Get a free consultation with one of our experienced Baton Rouge car accident lawyers.

 

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We Make It Fast & Easy

Getting help for your injury has never been easier. Just give us a call at 225-222-2222 or fill out our free online form, and we’ll take it from there!

You're Entitled to Compensation

If you’ve been hurt by someone else’s carelessness, especially in a hit-and-run accident, you’re entitled to compensation. We’ll be your Go2Lawyers and fight to get you what you deserve.

There's No Fee & No Risk

You’ve got nothing to lose by calling our Baton Rouge car accident attorneys. There’s no fee unless we win your case, and there’s no risk in getting a consultation.

Common Car Accident Injuries

There are a number of injuries you might face from a wreck, and a Baton Rouge car accident lawyer can help. Here are some of the most common car crash injuries:

  • Broken Bones
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Loss of Limb or Paralysis
  • Invisible Injuries
  • Neck Injury
  • Back Injury

These injuries can be severe and have lasting effects. Getting compensation can give you immense peace of mind and make the road to recovery easier on you and your loved ones. 

Available Compensation for Car Accident Injuries

The type of compensation you may be eligible for depends on the type of injury you sustained and its severity, any property damage, and the costs associated with these damages. Some examples of possible compensation include:

  • Your medical bills, including all copays, emergency room fees, surgeries, transportation to and from the medical facility, medications, physical therapy, future medical expenses, and more.
  • Your lost wages from time off work or future time off work during your recovery.
  • Your pain and suffering, including the loss of lifestyle, reduced quality of life, psychological trauma, mental anguish, and more.

The claims process can be tricky. Hiring a skilled attorney to collect the evidence, build a case, and handle settlement negotiations on your behalf can help alleviate that stress.

Put an Award-Winning Firm on Your Side!

If you’ve been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, never forget that you have rights. You deserve justice, and you deserve to be compensated for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, lost future earnings potential, and the emotional damage you’ve suffered. That’s why our team at Gauthier Amedee is here for you.

If you’re looking for a law firm that truly understands what you’re going through while bringing years of experience to the table, we are ready to help. We’ve seen too many people come through our doors who are suffering because someone else was irresponsible, and we’ve dedicated our lives to fighting for the justice they deserve. We are your Go2Lawyers. All it takes is a simple phone call — you don’t even have to leave your house! Just reach out to us at 225-222-2222 and we’ll start your case review right away.

Timeframe to File a Claim

If you are eligible for compensation for your car accident injuries, keep in mind that you must submit your claim within the time frame established in the statute of limitations. In Louisiana, this statute of limitations for personal injury and property damage lawsuits is 1 year from the date of the accident, according to Article 3492 of the Civil Code. It’s important to note that this statute of limitations applies only to a lawsuit, not to a car insurance claim. Your insurance company will have its own policies regarding how long you have to inform them of an accident, and it’s usually as soon as possible.

Proving Negligence in a Car Accident Case

Just about every personal injury claim comes down to the concept of negligence. At its most basic level, it means you have to prove that the other person acted in a manner contrary to how a reasonable person would act. This is known as the “reasonable person” standard. Basically, you will need to establish three factors:

  1. The other driver acted irresponsibly or violated their duty of care toward other drivers on the road.
  2. Their irresponsibility led directly or indirectly to the accident.
  3. You were hurt as a direct result of the accident.

It can get complex and take some time to establish these facts. That’s why it’s so important to have the right car wreck attorney in your corner. Our experienced legal professionals know how to prove negligence and will work to get you the compensation you deserve.

 

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How Can a Lawyer Help My Baton Rouge Car Accident?

After a car accident, it’s important to take all of the right steps to protect your right to the compensation you deserve. Knowing how to take these steps and handle any surprises that arise can be difficult. A lawyer who is experienced in car accident laws in Baton Rouge can make all the difference in your case.

When you hire the right legal team, your lawyer should take over all of the complicated legal issues as soon as they pick up your case. This includes communicating with the insurance adjusters, filing paperwork, organizing all of the necessary evidence, and advocating for your rights every step of the way.

At Gauthier Amedee Personal Injury Law, our Baton Rouge car accident lawyers have decades of combined legal experience that will give you your best chance at the maximum possible compensation for your accident injuries. Don’t settle for less when our team can fight for more.

What Comes Next?

We’ve made the process easy for you. All you have to do is contact us today to receive a free case review, and our team will handle the rest from there.

As soon as we discuss your legal options, your Baton Rouge car accident lawyer will get to work building the strongest possible case, gathering evidence, and compiling medical bills.

The insurance company will likely offer a lowball settlement offer, but we will negotiate until we reach an agreed settlement. We will handle these negotiations and advocate for the maximum compensation you deserve.

Most car accident cases will settle in a negotiated agreement. However, if the insurance company won’t offer a fair settlement, we may recommend taking your case to trial to seek the compensation you deserve. No need to worry! We take care of the court case so you can continue to focus on recovering.

Once your potential settlement is reached, our team gets to work so you can receive your check as soon as possible.

See What Our Clients Have to Say!

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“The staff at Gautier and Amedee could not have been more helpful and pleasant to work with during this difficult time. They are always professional and caring.”

–Salvador P.
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“What a fantastic, easy, and stress free process the whole team made for me!! Jody Amedee represented me and TRULY what a blessing and pleasant experience he and the team made it. Would highly recommend for anything!! Lawyer for life!

–Hannah C.
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“Gauthier Amedee and associates were extremely professional and precise.  A very special thanks to Thomas Klibert who walked me through every step throughout my process.  He answered every question I had without hesitation. I never wondered what was going on with my case; the guidance was abundant.  Thomas was very courteous, diligent and ambitious!!! I would highly recommend Gauthier Amedee!!! Thank you guys again!!!!

–Timeka B.
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“Never once did I doubt the quality of service or the work put in by the amazing people at Gauthier Amedee. They treat you better than family and always go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable. Gauthier and Amedee all the way!!!”

–Skyler M.
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“Best experience I have ever had with lawyers. Landon and miss Courtney work hard for you and they keep you informed. I will be recommending them to all my family and friends. Thanks for a job well done, Landon"

–Capt. Chris C.
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“Gauthier and Amedee are the best lawyers in Ascension Parish and the state of Louisiana.  They treated us with the utmost respect and kept us informed through the whole process.  If you want the best, this is the only place to go. My family thanks you very much for everything.” 

–Brian H.
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“Landon and his team are truly the best! Landon helped so much through my family’s accident. Very caring and professional team, couldn’t be more pleased.”

–Kaylee M.
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“They are the ultimate in legal representation. All of the staff members have your best interests in mind at all times. Jody Amedee helped me with my case. He just doesn't know the word quit! Everyone in the staff keeps you well informed every step of the way, showing true friendliness and professionalism. I would suggest Gauthier-Amedee to anyone. Just give them your case and relax!”

–Dan B.

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Car Accident FAQs

Immediately after an accident, call first responders. File a police report and get medical attention, even if you don’t feel injured. Get the contact information of any witnesses and exchange information with the other driver. Photograph the scene, if you can, from as many different angles as possible. Report the incident to your insurance company. Be honest, but stick to the facts. Don’t editorialize. Then call a qualified car wreck attorney.

Every case is unique, and no attorney should quote you a figure right out of the gate. We will sit down with you to value your case based on the level of liability the other driver holds, specific physical and emotional damages you’ve suffered, and other factors. At that point, we may be able to estimate a general value, but we will not know your exact compensation amount until an official settlement is reached.

You may have a case if you were injured because another person acted recklessly or carelessly while driving. This can include not obeying traffic signs, using a cell phone or texting, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and more. Road conditions and the weather can also impact whether or not you have a legal case.

Many people assume they do not have a case, when in fact, they do. You may be eligible for compensation even if:

  • You are partly at fault for the accident. In Louisiana, being partially responsible does not mean that you can’t receive a settlement. However, it can mean that your compensation will be reduced.
  • Your injuries are relatively minor or invisible. While injuries like paralysis or traumatic brain injuries are devastating, anxiety or PTSD can still affect you for the rest of your life. These less tangible types of injuries can interfere with your ability to work and often require medical treatment.
  • The vehicles in the accident did not sustain extensive damage. Injuries can still result even if the accident didn’t “look” bad, and you can still seek to recover your losses.

At Gauthier Amedee, one of our car accident lawyers will carefully look over the details of your accident. If you do have a case, we’re your Go2Lawyers!

Remember, the insurance adjuster for the other party is not your friend! Never sign anything they put in front of you, and do not volunteer any information. They might start off seeming sympathetic, but when you question their initial offer, they gradually may apply more bullying and strong-arm tactics. You’re always within your rights to refer them to your lawyer.

There is usually no need for you to give a recorded statement to the other driver’s insurance company. If one is asked of you, it is likely an attempt to get something on record that the insurance company can use against you. Instead, talk to your attorney and have them handle all conversations with the insurance company.

Louisiana abides by a comparative fault law, which means it is possible for you to still receive compensation even if you are found to be partially at fault. However, this law also states that any compensation you’re entitled to may be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if it is determined that you were 20% responsible for your accident and you have $100,000 in damages, your compensation will likely be reduced to $80,000.

Yes, however, if the failure to wear a seatbelt contributed in any way to your injuries received in the incident, your recovery may be negatively affected.

Contact a Baton Rouge Car Accident Lawyer at Gauthier Amedee

When you’ve been injured in a car accident, it’s a very difficult and stressful time. All you want to do is get well again, but there are bullying insurance adjusters who are trying to keep you from this in order to save money. That’s why you need a Baton Rouge car accident lawyer who understands and cares. The experienced attorneys at Gauthier Amedee are ready to listen, understand, and fight for you.

When you work with our law firm, we’ll cut through the red tape, remind everyone just who the victim is, and fight every step of the way to protect your rights. We’ll work hard to get you the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. Call 225-222-2222 or fill out our online form to schedule your free consultation. Don’t delay! Your Go2Lawyers are standing by.