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Have You Been Hurt by Another's Careless Actions?

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Accidents happen every day, but sometimes an accident isn’t just an accident. Often, they are caused by someone else’s reckless, irresponsible acts. If you’ve been hurt by the negligence of someone else in Ascension Parish, Livingston Parish, or anywhere in Louisiana, the Baton Rouge, LA, personal injury lawyers at Gauthier Amedee are here to help.

You deserve to be compensated for the harm you’ve suffered, but unfortunately the legal system can be tricky and complex. You don’t need the stress of trying to figure it all out while you should be focusing on getting well. We’re ready to discuss your legal rights, and we’ll go to bat for you to make sure you get the compensation you’re entitled to under the law. Call us for a free, no-risk consultation today!

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We understand how stressful your situation is. That’s why it’s so easy to get help. Just give us a call at 225-647-1700 for a free consultation.



You're Entitled to Collect Damages

If someone else’s recklessness has caused you harm, the law entitles you to collect damages. The attorneys at Gauthier Amedee are the hard hitters who will go to bat for you!

There's No Risk to You

The attorneys at Gauthier Amedee work on contingency. We don’t get paid if you don’t get paid. There’s no risk to you, and we’ve got all the reason to fight hard for your rights!

We’ll Go to Bat For You in This Difficult Time

Nobody should have to go through the pain you’re suffering, but unfortunately we see it all the time. Many of our clients suffer from long-term debilitating physical injuries and emotional trauma that leaves them unable to hold down a job and causes irreparable harm to their relationships. When this happens because of someone else’s negligence, you deserve to be paid. We understand, we care, and we’re ready to fight for your rights.

We see it every day: You’re just trying to get well and all you want is what you deserve, but the insurance companies are bullying you, the attorneys are using strong-arm tactics, and you just want it to go away. Our Baton Rouge, LA, personal injury lawyers are here to take the stress off your shoulders and take on the fight to get you what you deserve.

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Getting compensated for the injuries you’ve suffered starts with a simple call. Get our hard hitters on your team today!

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What Kinds of Injury Cases Do We Handle?

At Gauthier Amedee, we handle all kinds of personal injury cases, and we know the specifics of how to handle each one. If you’ve suffered these or any other kind of injury as a result of someone else’s recklessness, call us today.

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Why You Need an Injury Lawyer

Within a few days of having an accident, you’ll likely be contacted by an insurance adjuster for the other party. This person will usually act very compassionate toward you but will then follow up with a very lowball offer for your injuries. When you question this offer or refuse to sign, they will become less friendly and may even try strong-arm, bullying, or threatening tactics. It can be very stressful and very hard to fight on your own.

We know how to fight back against the intimidation tactics. We know how to fight for your rights and remind the defendants that you’re the one who has been hurt. You need a qualified Baton Rouge, LA, personal injury lawyer like Gauthier Amedee to cut through the bullying and red tape to get you the compensation you deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury

Negligence is the core factor in almost every injury case. It means that you’ll need to prove that the other person acted in a grossly irresponsible way, that this action resulted in the accident, and that the accident is the reason why you got hurt.

You can collect compensation for many things, including medical bills, medication, doctor’s visits, treatment, transportation to treatment, and other procedures, as well as costs for future procedures. You can collect for lost compensation and potential future compensation. You can also collect for invisible damages like stress, pain and suffering, trauma, loss of relationships and comfort, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, and others. Each case is unique, and your Baton Rouge, LA, personal injury lawyer will discuss yours with you.

Generally not. Your payout is almost always going to be a one-time lump sum. The costs of future medical payments and future lost wages will be estimated into your final settlement, and your personal injury lawyer will negotiate with the other side for a reasonable sum.

While it’s impossible to answer this right out of the gate, it’s true that most cases do not actually end up in court. That’s because it’s much better for all involved to negotiate a settlement that everyone can live with. Going to court will create lots of expenses in terms of court fees, legal fees, and time spent. It’s also an all-or-nothing prospect where you’ll either win or you’ll get nothing. For that reason, negotiation is usually preferable. Sometimes, however, negotiations hit a wall and court is necessary.

Every state has a statute of limitations, or a hard window of time during which you must file your lawsuit in order to have the right to collect damages. In Louisiana, this statute of limitations is one year after the accident. Still, you shouldn’t wait for a year to file. The sooner you file, the better off your case will be.

Proving responsibility in order to seek compensation for your injuries requires three factors that are at the core of almost every injury case.

First, you need to prove that the other party had a duty to act in a safe way, or the way that a normal, reasonable person would act under similar circumstances. Second, you need to show that they failed to act in a reasonable way and that their actions were reckless. Finally, you need to show that their reckless acts directly led to the accident and that you got hurt as a result. These three things might seem simple to demonstrate, but they can quickly become complicated without legal assistance. That’s why you need an experienced Baton Rouge, LA, personal injury lawyer on your side. Let Gauthier Amedee go to bat for you.

Legally, you don’t need an accident lawyer; you can represent yourself. However, choosing to represent yourself could greatly impact your chances of receiving maximum compensation. First of all, you’re going to be dealing with insurance companies and lawyers on the other side. These lawyers and insurers know how to use the law, and they will look for any excuse to make you look responsible instead of their client. If you defend yourself without a lawyer of your own, you run the risk of losing out on compensation because you lack the legal experience and knowledge the other side will have and use against you.

You need someone in your corner who can fight for your rights and remind the insurance company and courts who is really responsible for your injuries and losses. A personal injury attorney at Gauthier Amedee will go to bat for you and work hard to give you the best chance at receiving compensation.

Often, when you file an injury claim, you will be contacted by an insurance adjuster for the other side within a few days. You are under no obligation to speak with them. In fact, it can be a bad idea to talk to them.

At first, they will act very compassionate and friendly, but be aware that their real job is to get you to sign off on as low an offer as possible. If you don’t do it right away, they will become less friendly. They might even tell you that if you don’t sign, you won’t get anything at all. Instead of talking to them, simply refer them to your personal accident lawyer at Gauthier Amedee. We’ll go to bat for you against the insurance adjusters.

If you signed Insurance paperwork, you may have signed away your rights to further compensation. If you signed an agreement to accept a settlement, it’s more important than ever to contact our personal injury attorneys as soon as possible. There may still be options available, and your initial conversation with us will be completely free with no obligation. Without help, you may be stuck with a very low offer for your injuries. Let the Baton Rouge personal injury lawyers at Gauthier Amedee go to bat for you and fight for your rights.