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Were You Struck by a Vehicle While Walking?

If you've been injured in a pedestrian accident in Baton Rouge, you need a dedicated and experienced lawyer to help you navigate the complexities of your case. Our team is here to provide you with the legal support you need to secure the compensation you deserve.

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Pedestrians deserve to feel safe while walking on designated walkways and crosswalks in Baton Rouge. Unfortunately, reckless or inattentive drivers may fail to yield, resulting in an accident. If you were injured by a car while walking, you could be entitled to compensation. A reputable pedestrian accident lawyer in Baton Rouge can help you understand your legal options and the best steps to take. Speak to the Go2Lawyers for free today.

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Getting help for your injury has never been easier. Just give us a call 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 when crossing the road, you’re entitled to compensation. We’ll be your Go2Lawyers and fight to get you what you deserve.

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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.

What Is a Pedestrian Accident?

A pedestrian accident occurs when a person traveling on foot is struck by a vehicle. These accidents often result in severe injuries due to the vulnerability of pedestrians compared to motorists.

Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Pedestrian accidents can lead to a wide range of injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Lacerations and contusions
  • Internal injuries

The severity of your injuries will be an important factor in valuing your case and determining the best approach. During your initial consultation, it’s important to communicate the extent of all injuries to your pedestrian accident attorney.

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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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“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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“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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“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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“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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“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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“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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Who Is At Fault for Your Injuries?

Determining fault in pedestrian accidents involves assessing whether the driver or pedestrian was negligent. Louisiana follows a comparative negligence rule, meaning fault can be shared. Under Louisiana Civil Code Article 2323, if fault is shared by both parties, the amount of damages you can recover may be reduced by your percentage of fault.

How To Prove Negligence

To prove negligence in a pedestrian accident case, you must demonstrate 4 key elements:

  1. The driver owed you a duty of care
  2. The driver breached that duty
  3. Their breach of duty caused your accident
  4. You suffered damages as a result of the accident

Evidence such as eyewitness testimony, traffic camera footage, and police reports can help establish these elements.

What To Do If You Are Being Blamed for the Accident

If you are being blamed for the accident, it is essential to gather as much evidence as possible to support your case. This includes:

  • Collecting witness statements
  • Obtaining copies of the police report
  • Taking photographs of the accident scene
  • Seeking medical attention to have your injuries documented (if you were injured)
  • Consulting with an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer in Baton Rouge

The sooner you speak with an attorney, the sooner they will be able to begin investigating your case. Evidence can disappear quickly after an accident, so getting an attorney on the case right away allows them to collect critical evidence before it is gone.

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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.

When To File a Claim

If you have suffered losses as a result of a pedestrian accident injury, you have the right to file a claim to seek compensation for those losses. In Louisiana, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including pedestrian accidents, is one year from the date of the accident. It is crucial to file your claim within this timeframe to avoid losing your right to compensation. 

If you are unsure whether you still have time to file, or don’t know where to start, our team can steer you in the right direction. If we are able to take your case, we can help you compile the necessary documentation and submit the claim to the appropriate office.

What Compensation Can You Get From a Pedestrian Accident Claim?

The amount of compensation you receive depends on the damages you suffered. In personal injury cases, damages typically fall into 1 of 3 categories: economic, non-economic, and punitive.

Economic damages cover measurable financial losses, such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages or reduced earning capacity
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Property damage

Non-economic damages compensate for intangible losses, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of companionship

In cases of extreme negligence or intentional misconduct, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar behavior in the future. These are awarded at the discretion of the court and are less common.

Our results speak for themselves!

Auto Accident Jury Award

Seven Figures

Auto Accident Jury Award

$5 Million

Jury Award

$4.4 Million

Auto Accident Jury Verdict

$4 Million

Personal Injury Jury Award

$1.5 Million

Auto Accident Jury Award

$1.2 Million

Auto Accident Verdict

$1.175 Million

Auto Accident

$1 Million

Auto Accident Jury Award

$830,000

Auto Accident Jury Award

$825,400

 

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How Can a Baton Rouge Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Help?

A skilled pedestrian accident lawyer in Baton Rouge can ease the burden of navigating the complex legal system. They can assist you by:

  • Investigating the accident
  • Gathering and preserving evidence
  • Negotiating with insurance companies
  • Representing you in court if necessary

It is typically in the best interests of all parties to settle out of court, so your attorney will do their best to negotiate a fair settlement without having to go to trial. However, if an agreement cannot be reached with the insurance company, your case may go to trial. If this happens, don’t worry. Your lawyer can handle the litigation process for you and skillfully defend your case to the court.

Cost To Hire a Lawyer

At Gauthier Amedee, we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid if we win compensation for you. Our legal fees are taken from the settlement amount, so you never have to pay out-of-pocket for quality legal representation.

Discuss Your Case With an Attorney for Free

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, don’t wait to seek legal help. Contact us today for a free case review. We’ll discuss all the details of your accident and the injuries you suffered, and we’ll advise you on the best course of action.