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Hurt in a Big Truck Accident? We Can Help!

The Louisiana DOTD reported 914 crashes and 997 fatalities on highways throughout the state in 2021. Big truck accidents are especially dangerous as they can cause much more damage than other car accidents. If you were injured in a truck accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. The Baton Rouge truck accident lawyers at Gauthier Amedee can be your legal advocates and fight for the compensation you may be entitled to. Discuss your case today for free!

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Did you suffer serious injuries in a truck accident? A collision with a big truck can cause debilitating injuries and devastating financial setbacks. If the accident wasn’t your fault, you could be eligible to seek damages.

We’re your Go2Lawyers and are ready to discuss your legal options. If we’re able to take your case, we’ll guide you through every step of the process and fight to get you the maximum compensation available in Baton Rouge.

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We Make It Easy

After one call to us, you can sit back and focus on recovering while we handle your case and seek the money you need to move forward.

You Deserve to Be Paid

Truck accidents cause a lot of damage. You deserve to be paid for everything you lost. We will help you seek the maximum settlement amount you’re entitled to.

No Fees Unless We Win

If we don’t recover compensation for you, you won’t owe us a dime. We work on a contingency-fee basis, so there are no upfront costs, ever.

See What Our Clients Have to Say!

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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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“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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“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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“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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“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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“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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“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.

Do You Have a Truck Accident Case?

Truck accidents are seldom classified as minor fender benders. If you were hit by a big truck, you likely have grounds to file a truck accident lawsuit. Here are some of the circumstances we will need to determine, which will dictate whether you have a case:

  • The other party or parties involved had a duty of care
  • That duty of care was not fulfilled due to someone’s reckless or negligent behavior
  • Their negligence caused the accident
  • You suffered serious injuries as a result of the accident
  • The statute of limitations to file an injury claim (1 year from the date of injury) has not expired

During your free case review, we’ll discuss all the details of your accident and injuries to identify whether you can pursue compensation. 

Types of Compensation You Can Recover After a Truck Accident in Baton Rouge

There are many different types of compensation that injured persons can pursue after an accident. What you are eligible for depends on the extent of the damage you suffered:  both bodily and property damage.

Here are some of the various types of damages that you may be eligible for:

  • Present and future medical costs, including ongoing treatment
  • Lost wages or loss of ability to work
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering 

Economic Damages

Accident damages can typically be categorized as either economic or non-economic. Economic damages are those that have a calculable monetary value, such as medical expenses and property damage. 

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are usually more difficult to quantify, as they cover the “unseen” injuries, such as psychological trauma, anxiety, PTSD, etc. These non-economic damages often fall under the umbrella of pain and suffering.

Our results speak for themselves!

Auto Accident Jury Award

$830,000

Accident Jury Award

$600,000

Personal Injury Jury Award

$1.5 Million

Auto Accident Jury Award

Seven Figures

Auto Accident Verdict

$1.175 Million

Auto Accident

$1 Million

Auto Accident Jury Award

$825,400

Sexual Harassment Jury Award

$390,000

Personal Injury Jury Verdict

$260,000

Auto Accident Jury Award

$1.2 Million

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How Can a Baton Rouge Truck Accident Lawyer Help You?

When you are facing serious injuries, the last thing you need on your plate is the stress of navigating the complex legal waters of an injury claim. Working with a Baton Rouge truck accident lawyer allows you to focus on your recovery, while we focus on your case.

Here are some things an attorney can do for your case:

  • Investigate the accident and determine who was at fault. The truck driver is not always the guilty party. There can be a number of parties responsible for your injuries and consequent compensation. Having one of our lawyers help you determine who was at fault for your accident can ensure you are able to seek the maximum settlement amount possible.
  • Seek compensation you may not even have known you deserved. Insurance companies will do anything they can to keep from paying for your losses. If you try to seek what you’re owed on your own, you will likely miss out on crucial funds the insurance company hides from you or denies you.
  • Compile evidence and documents relating to your claim to put together a strong case on your behalf.
  • Handle any calls and negotiations with the insurance company. Insurance adjusters can sometimes revert to bullying to get claimants to back down from the compensation they deserve. We won’t let them take advantage of you. We’ll help you fight for your rights and the settlement you’re entitled to.

Choosing the Right Lawyer

When looking for a truck accident attorney in Baton Rouge, you want someone with demonstrated experience winning cases like yours. Case results, client testimonials, and attorney accreditations are all signs of an experienced, credible attorney.

At Gauthier Amedee, we pride ourselves on our reputation in Baton Rouge and throughout Louisiana. We’ve won millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, and we want to do the same for you. 

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What Comes Next?

Ready to work with Baton Rouge’s Go2Lawyers? Here’s what you can expect to happen after you call us:

Contact us for a free case review. You can come to our office, or speak with a truck accident lawyer over the phone or a video call.

Your attorney will go through the evidence and witness statements related to your claim and put together the strongest case possible for maximum compensation.

Your attorney will handle negotiations with the insurance company on your behalf, fighting for every penny you deserve.

In some situations, a case needs to go to court, especially if the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement amount. This rarely happens, but if your case needs to be heard in court, our team will be there to fight for your rights and the full compensation amount you deserve.

Once the insurance company offers a fair settlement, we will reach out to you with your settlement check as soon as it reaches our office.

Baton Rouge Truck Accident FAQs

There are many causes of big truck accidents. Here are some of the most common:

  • Truck Driver Error: Driver error can include serious offenses such as distracted driving, or driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Unfortunately, many truck drivers are also faced with extreme and unrealistic deadlines for their shipments, which can cause them to stay up for hours and even days on end to make up time. As a result, driver fatigue, or falling asleep at the wheel, is another major factor that results in truck accidents.
  • Improper Loading: Semi-trucks regularly carry as much as 80,000 lbs of weight when out on the road. If the cargo is not properly secured, or if the weight is not evenly distributed, the trailer can slide out of alignment with the cab and jackknife, causing serious damage. It is the responsibility of a truck driver and their company to ensure that all trucks are safe to drive and that the loading requirements are met.
  • Equipment Failure: If a driver or trucking company fails to perform regular maintenance and safety checks on all of their equipment, including vehicles, it can cause malfunctions that can lead to parts of the truck failing while on the road.

At Gauthier Amedee, you never have to pay any attorney fees upfront. In fact, we only get paid after you do. If there is no settlement, there is no attorney fee. It’s that simple. 

Although it is in the best interests of all parties to settle out of court, there are times when going to trial gives you the best chance to obtain maximum compensation. In these rare cases, our attorneys are well-equipped to handle litigations and negotiate before a judge on your behalf. 

Don’t Delay! Contact Gauthier Amedee

After an injury from a truck accident, let a skilled truck accident lawyer in Baton Rouge handle the claims process for you. Call 225-222-2222 today to discuss your case with a member of our team.