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Have You Been Hurt by Another's Careless Actions?

The experienced attorneys at Gauthier Amedee Personal Injury Law are here to help. Call us today, and we'll go to bat for you!

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Accidents happen every day, but you shouldn’t have to suffer without compensation when an accident is caused by someone else’s reckless, irresponsible acts. If you’ve been hurt because of someone else’s actions in Ascension Parish, Livingston Parish, or anywhere in Louisiana, our team of Baton Rouge personal injury lawyers at Gauthier Amedee is 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 or fill out our online form for a free, no-risk consultation today!

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Help Is a Call Away

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 Compensation

If someone else’s recklessness has caused you harm, you deserve to collect compensation by law. Our attorneys 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, which means we don’t get paid if you don’t get paid. There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain!

We’re Here for You in This Difficult Time

When you’re hurt in an accident caused by another person’s careless or reckless action, it can completely disrupt your life and peace of mind. You feel angry and betrayed, and you’re terrified about what comes next. You might not be able to work, but you’re still facing piles of medical bills from your injuries. You know you deserve compensation for those losses, but you’re under pressure from the insurance company to sign off on a settlement offer that is less than you deserve.

Our team of Baton Rouge personal injury lawyers has seen many clients in situations like yours, and we understand the emotional harm, loss of comfort, and even inability to enjoy life — all of which is worsened by the physical injuries you face. You just want to focus on getting well again, but the fight for compensation is stress-inducing. That’s why we are here. Our team will be your trusted ally and take over the hard parts so you can focus on recovery. We will fight for your rights, we will take over communication with insurance adjusters, and we’ll go to bat for you.

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See What Our Clients Have to Say!

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5 Star Reviews

Extremely accommodating and professional from start to finish. Jody, Thomas, and Mary were all wonderful and I couldn’t imagine using any other firm for an injury claim.

Alaina Stanton
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Stoked that there are competent firms out there that do everything they can to make the best out of the wrong that occurs. Thank you Mr. Gauthier, Miss Nancy and team for being that kind of firm. Your quality knowledge and help brought much relief to me and my family.

Austin M, Prairieville Louisiana
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They were great!! Miss Nancy kept me updated with things. I would highly recommend Gauthier Amedee.

Trella Berthelot
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The staff was awesome. They were very professional and personal. I would definitely recommend them.

Kirshell Taylor
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Chris and the staff at Gauthier Amedee were amazing! Stacy and Chris were awesome and always kept me updated . They went above and beyond for me and I can’t thank them enough. I highly recommend them!

Amber Wilson
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My experience in dealing with the individuals at Gauthier Amedee was pleasant. From the initial consultation to the final settlement, they were friendly and available for any of my questions or concerns. Their interaction and negotiation with all involved parties set my mind at ease knowing that I was being properly represented. They removed the burden of being contacted by multiple individuals after my injury which allowed me a less stressful environment to focus on my health. The advice they provided was very helpful in navigating different variables encountered along the way in order to achieve a positive outcome.

Jeremy Burroughs
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Gauthier Amedee has an amazing staff! Everyone I bumped into was very nice and helpful. Special thanks to Chris & Courtne’ for making my process very easy! I would highly recommend Gauthier Amedee!

Anonymous
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My attorney Mr. Jody Amedee fought for me and I am so thankful! If you need a champion on your team after an injury that has changed your life please call them! They will take care of you and are always available.

Michelle Whittington
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I cannot recommend Jody Amedee and his staff, April and Krystal, enough. They took great care of me throughout my whole case, eased all of my worries and let me focus on healing. They were extremely fast to respond to every email or call I made to them. I felt like they really cared about me and my husband, and never felt like just another client. They are good people and I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone needing Gauthier Amedee’s services.

Michelle Anderson
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When your gifts/talents don’t include the legal system, it can be very scary to choose qualified help that you can trust. From the beginning, the staff at Gauthier Amedee (especially Nancy) demonstrated professionalism seasoned with sincere care and compassion. Regardless of the roadblocks we seemed to encounter, they patiently and exhaustively looked for answers. Those answers were found and without this law team that would not have been possible. We are thankful for them and recommend them wholeheartedly.

Stephanie M, Prairieville Louisiana

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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Do I Have a Case?

If you’ve been hurt in an accident that someone else caused, you more than likely have a case and may be entitled to significant compensation. At Gauthier Amedee, we have represented clients suffering from many kinds of injuries, including motor vehicle accidents, birth injuries, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, slip-and-fall accidents, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, and others.

When we review your case, some common things we will establish include:

There is a legal deadline, called the statute of limitations, you have to meet to file your lawsuit to be considered for compensation. In Louisiana, the statute of limitations is one year after the date of the accident. You have to file your claim within one year of your accident or you may lose your rights to compensation.

However, there are exceptions to this deadline. If you are worried about missing the legal deadline for your case, contact us today for a free case review and we will walk you through all of your legal options.

Determining who is legally at fault for an accident is known as negligence. In order to receive compensation, you will need to prove who was negligent for the accident that caused your injury. This means your Baton Rouge personal injury lawyer will need to prove the other person acted in an irresponsible manner, their actions caused the accident, and the accident caused your injury.

After we establish those factors, we will talk about your specific injuries and work to build a case to seek compensation. We’ll go to bat for you.

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

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What Kind of Compensation Can I Get?

It’s hard to say what your specific case is worth upfront because every case is unique, and it depends on the specific injuries you have suffered. In general, you may be eligible to seek compensation for a wide range of injuries and resulting expenses. This includes:

  • Doctors visit copays
  • Medication costs
  • Medical procedures
  • Lost wages from time off work
  • Transportation costs to appointments
  • And more

A good injury lawyer will also seek compensation for the other non-financial losses you have suffered from the accident, such as emotional harm, depression and anxiety, loss of comfort and relationships, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.

What Comes Next?

Our hard-hitting team of Baton Rouge personal injury lawyers will review your case at absolutely no cost to you. You deserve to know all of your legal options, which is why we will review your case in person, over the phone, or on a video call.

Your lawyer will compile all the evidence we need to build the strongest case possible so that you have your best chance at maximum compensation. This includes medical records, witness statements, doctors’ testimonies, and more. We do the work so you can focus on recovering.

Once we build your strongest case possible, we will issue demand letters to the insurance companies and negotiate with the insurance adjuster. This process can be complicated and straining, which is why we take care of it for you while keeping you updated every step of the way.

Personal injury cases rarely have to go to court. We only suggest taking your case to court when the insurance adjuster isn’t offering a fair settlement. We want you to receive the fair settlement you deserve, so if we do have to go to court, we’ll go to bat for you!

Our goal is to help you recover and move on as quickly as possible. As soon as a settlement is made, our team stays hard at work to ensure you receive your check as quickly as possible.

Were You Hurt by Someone Else’s Carelessness?

Let our Gauthier Amedee team go to bat for you, today! We will seek maximum compensation and stay by your side every step of the way.

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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.