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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. The Baton Rouge personal injury lawyers at Palmintier Law Group can help you get the money you need for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. Contact us at (225) 344-3735 for a free consultation.

Our firm includes multiple generations of personal injury lawyers, each of whom has dedicated their career to getting justice for injured 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.

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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 might to bully claimants into low settlements. 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 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 just compensation for your injuries.

You’ll be blamed for your accident.

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

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 firm. We offer a complimentary consultation to help you understand your rights.

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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 needs.

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 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 annually. If you’ve suffered an injury on a work site, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation and/or personal injury action. Our Baton Rouge construction accident lawyers can help you pursue all the benefits and compensation to which you are entitled.

Personal Injury Lawyers in Baton Rouge, LA

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 knowledge of Jones Act claims and other maritime cases.

Wrongful Death

Losing a close relative in an accident is traumatic and devastating. 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 suffered. Our Baton Rouge wrongful death lawyers can help you seek justice and financial security.

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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 in a Baton Rouge Personal Injury Claim

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 party owed you a duty of care (a legal duty to avoid harming you). Duties come from statutes 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 that they 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 some loss as a result of the incident.

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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 get up to 3x more compensation when they retain a personal injury lawyer to handle their negligence claim.

A personal injury lawyer will handle all aspects, from filings and investigations to negotiation and litigation. They will help you track and calculate the value of your losses (so you know how much to demand from the insurance company). 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 us to learn more about what a skilled injury lawyer can do for you.

When Should I Call A Personal Injury Attorney?

You should call an experienced injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident, especially if you have serious injuries. They will help you determine your 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 misplaced and witness memories to fade. 

Most injury attorneys offer complimentary consultations. Therefore, you have nothing to lose by calling for assistance.

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 on the hook for certain costs, such as filing fees, determined by the terms of your fee agreement.

Most injury attorneys also offer consultations at no expense to you. Therefore, the upfront costs of hiring a personal injury lawyer are minimal.

What Compensation Is Available to Baton Rouge Accident Victims?

Injury victims are typically able to seek two forms of awards. Economic damages cover the financial consequences 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
  • Loss of 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
  • Your pain and trauma 
  • 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 get 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 incurred a $100,000 loss after a car crash but are found to be 30% liable. You would only be able to take home $70,000 (70%).

Insurance adjusters frequently use these rules to try and reduce the compensation they owe — 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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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!

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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!

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

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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. 

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 no-cost appointment with one of our skilled attorneys. We’re standing by to help you.

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