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Were you recently injured in an accident in Baton Rouge, LA? You could be entitled to compensation from the party responsible for your injury. Palmintier Law Group can help you get the money you need for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. 

Our firm includes multiple generations of Baton Rouge personal injury lawyers, each of whom has dedicated their career to getting justice for injury victims and families in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Our attorneys have over eight decades of combined legal experience. We’ve recovered billions for injured clients like you.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Baton Rouge personal injury attorney.

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Why Should I Hire Palmintier Law Group To Handle My Baton Rouge Personal Injury Case?

They can level the playing field with the insurance company.

Insurance companies are large and well-resourced, using teams of attorneys, adjusters, and staff members to defend themselves against claims. Insurers are all too willing to use their financial might to bully claimants into a low settlement. An injury attorney can level the playing field and provide you with your own winning resources. They can ensure that the insurance company plays fair and doesn’t get away with offering less money than you deserve.

They can help you maximize the value of your claim.

An injury lawyer can help you get the most from your claim. They can investigate, gather evidence, and identify all the liable parties involved. They can also calculate the value of your damages — and bring in experts to help strengthen your case. These steps will help increase your chances of receiving fair compensation for your injuries.

You’ll be blamed for your accident.

Insurance companies frequently use Louisiana’s comparative negligence rules to blame injured people for an accident and reduce the amount of money they owe for the claim. An injury attorney can protect you from unfounded accusations that you share fault for your injuries. They can work to prove that the insurance company is liable and owes you full compensation for your losses.

You need time to rest and recover.

Your health is the most important thing after your accident. That’s why your focus should be on your rest and recovery — not a personal injury claim. An injury lawyer can handle all aspects of your case while you focus on healing from your injuries.

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Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

You may have a personal injury claim if you were injured due to another party’s negligence. Negligence cases frequently arise after motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, slips and falls, medical malpractice, and other incidents.

You may also have a personal injury case if another person intentionally injured you, such as by assaulting you. Other legal matters involving dog bites and product defects may result in strict liability.

The best way to determine if you have a cause of action is to reach out to a top-notch injury law firm. Palmintier Law Group offers free consultations to help you understand your rights and options.

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We Handle All Personal Injury Cases in Baton Rouge

Car Accidents

Traffic collisions are one of the leading causes of injury and death in Baton Rouge. If you were in a crash, you could be entitled to compensation from the at-fault driver. Our Baton Rouge car accident lawyers can help you secure the money you need for your medical bills and other losses.

Motorcycle Accidents

Baton Rouge can be a great place to ride motorcycles, given its warm weather, scenery, and notable landmarks. However, Louisiana drivers often fail to look out for bikers — the state is in the top 5 for motorcycle crashes. Our Baton Rouge motorcycle accident lawyers can help you hold the negligent party accountable for striking your bike. 

Truck Accidents

Large tractor-trailers are a staple on Louisiana roads. However, these commercial rigs pose significant dangers to smaller passenger vehicles. If you were in an 18-wheeler collision, the trucker or trucking company may owe you compensation. Our Baton Rouge truck accident lawyers can help you seek a fair financial recovery.

Construction Accidents

Construction is a major industry in Baton Rouge and contributes to the city’s growth. However, it’s also a dangerous profession and causes many injuries and deaths each year. If you’ve suffered an injury on a work site, you may be able to obtain workers’ compensation and/or personal injury damages. Our Baton Rouge construction accident lawyers can help you pursue all the benefits and compensation to which you are entitled.

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Maritime Accidents

The maritime industry is critical to the Baton Rouge economy. But this industry is notoriously dangerous, with many federal and state laws attempting to regulate safety. Our Baton Rouge maritime accident lawyers have extensive experience with Jones Act claims and other maritime law cases.

Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one in an accident is a traumatic and devastating experience. Louisiana personal injury law allows surviving family members to pursue a claim against the party responsible for their loved one’s death. This claim can help you obtain money for the loss of support and companionship you’ve experienced. Our Baton Rouge wrongful death lawyers can help you seek justice and financial security.

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19:58 26 Sep 23
Attorney Benjamin Treuting, is excellent
Lamonica CrainLamonica Crain
15:41 05 Jun 23
They were very dedicated to our case
Sarah DerozanSarah Derozan
00:13 29 Apr 23
Palmintier Law Group is so Professional , they care about their clients. If need an Attorney give JOSH PALMINTIER A CALL, I PROMISE YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. . They will put you with the right peoples to help you. PALMIINTIER LAW GROUP IS MORE THAN 5 STARS
I would like to thank the Palminter law firm for handling my case and the upmost professional manner and meeting my expectations and a family friendly atmosphere thanks Josh and Miracle
Roy TannerRoy Tanner
16:57 04 Jan 23
Josh Palmintier and his team were excellent. Josh is someone that you can put your trust in and who will fight for you and who keeps you informed throughout the case. I highly recommend!
Karin DorseyKarin Dorsey
19:53 15 Dec 22
My experience was more than amazing with Palmintier Law Group!! Mr Ben Treuting was very attentive, very informative, very prompt and professional! I was in no rush to receive any results in my case quickly. So i believe going in with that mindframe, i was expecting everything to be finalized after at least a year or more. Ben and Palmintier law group were able to settle my case in less than 6months; right in time for Christmas! I am so thankful and appreciative of all the great help, friendliness and eagerness to help me! Not only that but their constant reminder that they actually cared more about me getting better after my car accident! Thanks for everything and i would recommend you guys to the world if i could !!
Kendra PostonKendra Poston
21:45 19 Oct 22
Joshua, Laurie, and Miracle;as well as their entire team, were all so very helpful from the consultation until long after my case settled! Phenomenal team and there are NO WORDS that can express how GREAT THEY ALL ARE. I WOULD ABSOLUTELY MOST DEFINITELY RECCOMMEND THE FIRM TO ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS💯THANK U ALL FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT AND HARD WORK TO SETTLE MY CASE FAST AND FAIR!!
15:35 14 Oct 22
My experience was awesome. My case was different from cases Atty Mitchell took on. When he called me back to say I’ll take your case, I was so relieved. He was true to his word up to the end of my case. I felt comfortable and that I could trust him. He’s a attorney of integrity. The staff was awesome as well. Thank you Atty. Mitchell !!
Colter RayColter Ray
04:14 03 Oct 22
I had an excellent experience having Jonathan Mitchell of the Palmintier Law Group represent me in a case related to issues with defective flooring in my house. He did a great job walking me through the process, ensuring I knew what all my options were during each step of the way, and providing guidance when I needed it regarding the decisions that had to be made. The settlement I received was much larger than I expected and larger than the amount I originally asked for from the home builder when I initially brought up the flooring issues before working with Jonathan.Although I hope to have few instances in my life when I need an attorney, if that situation were to ever arise again for myself or a loved one, I would absolutely recommend Palmintier Law Group.

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$20.5 Billion

Environmental Damage

Class action recovery as part of Plaintiff Steering Committee that was able to bring about the largest environmental damage settlement in United States history.

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$8.25 Million

Personal Injury

Recovery for a highway defect/culvert resulting in catastrophic injuries to a family of four, including a minor child brain injured.

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$3.75 Million

Truck Accident

Recovered against a company when its truck driver ran a red light and broadsided an elderly couple.

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$2.80 Million

Truck Accident

Recovered against a trucking company when a dump truck pulled out from a shoulder in front of our client traveling on Interstate 12.

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$2.67 Million

Personal Injury

Recovered for an industrial accident when the plaintiff was fatally exposed to poison gas while ordered to enter a reactor vessel to attempt to rescue another employee who was unresponsive.

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$2.60 Million

Wrongful Death

Recovery in a Wrongful Death/Survival Action involving a shooting at a hotel.

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Proving Negligence

Proving Negligence in a Baton Rouge Personal Injury Case

Negligence is the legal basis of most personal injury cases. It requires proof of four elements, each of which you have to prove by a preponderance of the evidence.

  • Duty – You must show the at-fault party owed you a duty of care (a legal duty to avoid harming you). Duties come from the law or a relationship between the parties.
  • Breach of duty – You must prove the defendant breached or violated this duty. This means they failed to act reasonably in the lead-up to the accident/injury.
  • Causation – You must show the at-fault person caused your accident, meaning it would not have happened but for their conduct. You must also show your injuries were foreseeable. 
  • Damages – You must prove you suffered financial damages as a result of the incident.

Personal Injury FAQ

Why Should I Hire a Baton Rouge Personal Injury Lawyer?

Insurance companies, the typical defendants in injury claims, are large, well-resourced corporations with teams of attorneys, adjusters, and investigators. They’ll use every resource and tactic at their disposal to minimize their liability for your accident. You don’t want to go up against such an opponent alone. Studies show that accident victims can recover up to 3x more compensation when they hire a personal injury lawyer to handle their negligence case.

A personal injury lawyer will handle all aspects of your case, from filings and investigations to negotiation and litigation. They will help you track and calculate the value of your damages (so you know how much to demand from the insurance company. And they will prevent you from making mistakes that could hurt your claim’s value (such as giving a recorded statement to the insurance company or signing a medical records release). 

An injury attorney will give you the best odds of recovering full compensation for your claim. Contact Palmintier Law Group to schedule a free case review to learn more about what an experienced injury lawyer can do for you.

When Should I Call A Baton Rouge Personal Injury Attorney?

You should call an experienced injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident, especially if you have serious injuries. A lawyer will help you determine your rights and legal options and identify whether you have a personal injury case. The longer you wait to call a lawyer, the more time there is for evidence to be lost and witness memories to fade. 

Additionally, having a lawyer handle your claim from the beginning puts you on equal footing with the insurance company. Your lawyer will help you navigate all phases of your personal injury case, protecting your rights throughout the process and helping you avoid costly mistakes that hurt your chances at compensation. 

Most injury attorneys offer free consultations. Therefore, you have nothing to lose by calling an experienced law firm.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Most personal injury lawyers in Baton Rouge work on contingency. That means attorney fees are contingent upon the result of your case. If your attorney is successful, they will take a percentage of your settlement or verdict (usually 33% – 40%) as payment for the representation.

If your lawyer fails to recover compensation for you, you will typically not owe any attorney fees. However, you may be responsible for certain costs, such as filing fees, depending upon the terms of your fee agreement.

Most injury attorneys also offer free consultations. Therefore, the upfront costs of hiring a personal injury lawyer are minimal.

What Damages Are Available to Baton Rouge Accident Victims?

Injury victims are typically able to seek two forms of damages: economic and non-economic. Economic damages cover the financial losses related to an accident or injury. Non-economic damages compensate for the personal, non-monetary consequences.

Examples include:

  • Medical expenses (past and future)
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy costs
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Lost income and diminished earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Scarring/disfigurement
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Loss of consortium

Rare cases may qualify for punitive damages, which are designed to punish the defendant for extreme negligence or egregious misconduct. Drunk driving accidents are one example.

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

No two personal injury claims are alike. The value of yours will depend on many different factors unique to you and your injuries. 

Some factors that will influence your claim’s value include:

  • The cost of your medical expenses and whether you will need future treatment
  • The amount of your lost wages and whether your earning capacity has been reduced
  • The pain and trauma you’ve suffered 
  • Whether you share any blame for your injuries
  • Available insurance coverages
  • The strength of your evidence

The best way to determine your claim’s worth is to consult a personal injury attorney in Baton Rouge. Your lawyer can help you identify and calculate the value of your losses. They can even work with experts in finance and medicine to help you strengthen your claim.

What If I’m Partially At Fault For the Accident?

You can still recover compensation if you are partially at fault for an accident. Louisiana has pure comparative negligence rules. If you share blame, a court or jury will reduce your award to account for your percentage of responsibility.

For example, suppose you suffered a $100,000 loss after a car crash but are determined to be 30% at fault. You would only be able to take home $70,000 (70%).

Insurance adjusters frequently use the state’s pure comparative fault rules to try and reduce the compensation they owe to injury victims — even when the victims bear none of the blame. If an insurer claims that you share blame for your injuries, you should speak to an attorney. An attorney can protect you from unfounded allegations of comparative negligence.

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Clients Testimonials

My experience was awesome. My case was different from cases Atty Mitchell took on. When he called me back to say I’ll take your case, I was so relieved. He was true to his word up to the end of my case. I felt comfortable and that I could trust him. He’s a attorney of integrity. The staff was awesome as well. Thank you Atty!

Patricia Ponds

Josh Palmintier and his team were excellent. Josh is someone that you can put your trust in and who will fight for you and who keeps you informed throughout the case. I highly recommend!

Roy Tanner

I would like to thank the Palminter law firm for handling my case and the upmost professional manner and meeting my expectations and a family friendly atmosphere. Thanks Josh and Miracle!

Jamie Renee

Josh Palmentier and his team provide exceptional customer service. Highly recommend him. Treats you like family.

Mustafa Mohammad

Josh Palmintier and Ben Treuting worked tirelessly to get great result for me very expeditiously. Thanks Josh and Ben!

Janie Pogue

Baton Rouge, LA

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After an Accident in Louisiana?

Louisiana has a short statute of limitations — only one year. Typically, you will have 365 days from the date of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you miss the deadline, you will be barred from pursuing your lawsuit in court.

The statute of limitations may be longer or shorter depending on the facts of your claim. However, you shouldn’t wait too long — and risk missing out on compensation due to a technicality. 

A Baton Rouge personal injury attorney can help you understand and comply with the relevant deadlines in your case.

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Palminter Law Group has been serving the community of Baton Rouge for decades. We’ve secured billions to help clients and their families move forward. We’re ready to put our 80 years of combined experience to work for you.

Our Baton Rouge personal injury lawyers will handle all aspects of your claim, taking the burden off your shoulders and putting it onto ours. Call us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled attorneys. We’re standing by to help you.

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We have learned the significance of cultivating solid client connections through our years of practice. Choosing to collaborate with Palmintier Personal Injury Lawyer ensures that you have the support of a seasoned and committed local injury attorney. For over 80 years, Baton Rouge residents have trusted us to safeguard their rights and interests in personal injury matters. Rest assured that a tenacious and assertive legal team in Baton Rouge backs you.

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