Louisiana Personal Injury and Accident Lawyer
Other Offices: Baton Rouge (LA)
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Law Firm OverviewThe Law Offices of J. Price McNamara is the legal practice of personal injury attorney J. Price McNamara, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and providing legal representation and impassioned advocacy for injured clients throughout the state of Louisiana. Mr.
Mr. McNamara has taken on virtually every type of personal injury case and has helped his clients receive compensation for a variety of injuries including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability accidents, and accidents causing catastrophic injury (such as to the brain or spine, or causing permanent disfigurement/dismemberment). Mr. McNamara is also a proud advocate for the rights of injured workers, including maritime workers. Furthermore, he is also qualified to handle cases involving railroad worker injury, which fall under their own subcategory of the law.
Just as some of the best criminal defense attorneys are former prosecutors, Mr. McNamara’s early experiences working as an insurance defense attorney has given him a clear edge over his competitors in the field of personal injury law. His insider knowledge on the practices of insurance companies has allowed him to successfully face down some of the biggest insurance firms in the country. If you or a loved one has been injured, Mr. McNamara can help make sure that your rights are protected and that you receive the rightful compensation for your injuries.
Languages: English, Spanish
Areas of Law
- Admiralty & Maritime
- Animal Bites
- Appellate Practice
- Asbestos Mesothelioma
- Aviation Accidents
- Aviation Law
- Back & Neck Injury
- Bad Faith Insurance
- Bicycle Accident
- Birth Injury
- Boating Accident
- Brain Injury
- Burn Injuries
- Bus Accidents
- Business Litigation
- Car Accident
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Civil Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- Commercial Ship Accident
- Construction Accidents
- Construction Injuries
- Controlled Substances
- Corporate Litigation
- Criminal Defense
- Criminal Law
- Defective Products
- Drug Crime
- Employee Benefits
- Federal Law
- FELA Railroad Injuries
- Industrial Injuries
- Insurance Fraud
- Jones Act
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Motor Vehicles
- Motorcycle Accident
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Pedestrian Accident
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Product Liability Litigation
- Railroad Accidents
- Rollover Accident
- Sex Crimes
- Sexual Abuse
- Slip & Fall
- Social Security Disability
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Toxic Torts
- Traffic Ticket
- Truck Accident
- Workers Compensation
- Workplace Injuries
- Wrongful Death
Additional Areas of Law: Dog Bites; Eighteen Wheeler Accidents; Drunk Driver Accidents; Soft Tissue Injuries; Shoulder Injury; Drowning Accidents; Negligent Security Claims; Fire and Explosions; Electrocution Accidents; Scaffold Accidents; Crane Accidents; Excavation Injuries; Plane and Helicopter Accidents; Broken Or Fractured Bones; Misdemeanor; Child Molestation; Armed Robbery; Maritime & Offshore Injury; Intoxicated Driver/Punitive Damages; Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act; Long Term Disability Insurance/ERISA.
Areas of Law Description
At Price McNamara Law Offices, we provide legal representation and services in the following areas of practice:
- Personal Injury
Have you sustained a serious personal injury in Louisiana caused by the fault of another? If so, you may need the help of an experienced Baton Rouge personal injury attorney. As our track record and client testimonials demonstrate, years of dedication have earned us a reputation for outstanding results and have won millions of dollars for our clients.
* Wrongful Death
Thousands of fatalities resulting from auto accidents, workplace accidents and other tragic events take place every year. The wrongful death of a loved one is always overwhelming and devastating for family members, spouses, children especially. In most wrongful death cases, specific surviving family members will have claims for damages. If a loved one has been killed in Louisiana, know your rights before talking to the insurance company of the at-fault party.
* Burn Injuries
In a recent sample year, almost 2.5 million people suffered burn injuries in the United States. Burn injuries can bring about extreme physical and emotional trauma, depending upon the severity of the burn.
* Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) from motor vehicle accidents and collisions or other trauma is the most common cause of seizure disorders and epilepsy. It doesn’t matter whether the initial impact to the brain was mild, moderate or severe, any brain injury can result in these conditions. The resulting injury can affect all aspects of life from school grades to work to social situations. Because traumatic brain injuries, even if milder closed-head injuries, are serious and may last for the lifetime of the victim, it is important to contact an attorney with experience specifically in representing persons who suffer from brain injuries.
* Railroad Worker Injury
A railroad injury is one that affects railroad workers and can be caused by various factors including exposure to diesel fumes and mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos found in railway equipment. Railroad employees are protected by the Federal Employer’s Liability Law (FELA) which was passed in 1908. Engineers, brakemen, switchmen, and all other railway employees are afforded protection under this law.
* Spinal Cord Injuries
More than 11,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury each year in the United States. Some victims will fully recover. However, others will be completely and permanently paralyzed. Some people who sustain serious back and spinal cord injuries are paralyzed while others may suffer from radiating or shooting pain or numbness in the arms, legs, feet or hands. Still others experience weakness or tingling in extremities, or lose control of limbs or bladder and bowel functions.
* Construction Accidents
Construction is a dangerous job and there are numerous accidents that take place at high octane and frenetic work sites. Companies that employ workers for construction need to adhere to certain laws and regulations to ensure that they meet safety requirements. They must also train their workers to adopt safe methods and minimize risk at the work place. The work sites must be first inspected and certified safe before employees can start their work. Since time is of essence when engaged in construction activities, many tend to neglect the safety aspect in their rush to complete the job.
* Dog Bites
Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States seeks medical attention for a dog bite related injury. A dog bite can be a very traumatic event and can cause very serious injury and disfiguring scarring. Often a bite will cause nerve damage and infection. Many times, and especially with young children, there is psychological harm that lasts for years after physical injuries have healed. Some dog attacks are even fatal, and deaths are reported each year as a result of the most vicious attacks, usually involving aggressive breeds such as the Pit Bull. Price McNamara is an experienced personal injury attorney who represents dog bite victims throughout Louisiana.
* Car Accidents
If you or a family member has suffered as the result of a car accident, Baton Rouge car accident attorney Price McNamara can help. He understands the devastation that can occur as a result of being in a serious auto accident, and is committed to helping car accident, trucking accident, and motorcycle accident victims maximize their recovery to the fullest extent allowed by law under the facts of each case.
* Truck Accidents
Trucking accidents can occur on virtually any Louisiana public roadway and can involve anything from a delivery truck on a local highway to an 18-wheeler on the interstate. Over the years, large trucking accidents have increased. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), as many as 5,000 individuals died and 130,000 were injured in large truck accidents in the United States in the last year. Because of the size and weight of large trucks, personal injuries are often severe in large truck accidents.
* Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle drivers are often exposed to situations in which there is a possibility of serious injuries from a motorcycle accident. If you have been in a motorcycle accident in Louisiana, you may be facing severe injuries, physical pain, emotional distress, and financial hardships and you may need the help of a Louisiana motorcycle accident attorney.
* Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents
If you or a family member has been victim of a pedestrian or bicycle accident in Louisiana, pedestrian and bicycle accident attorney Price McNamara can help you. He is committed to helping injured pedestrians and bicyclists recover the just and fair compensation they are owed under the law.
* Drunk Driver Accidents
In addition to Louisiana criminal sanctions that apply to drunk or impaired drivers, Louisiana law permits a victim injured by an intoxicated driver to recover punitive damages. Punitive damages are damages that a jury or judge can award against a drunk driver or his or her insurer in addition to actual damages such as medical costs, lost earnings, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, etc.
* Plane and Helicopter Accidents
Statistics indicate that the chances of plane and helicopter crashes occurring are somewhere between 2 to 5 percent on any given day. However, the fatality rates in these crashes are high at 75 percent. There are many factors that lead to such accidents and they include pilot error, mechanical failure, and negligence of recommended safety measures.
* Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries are those which leave a person with permanent disabilities that can have a long-term effect on their quality of life. When someone is injured in this manner, it also affects their family significantly. Back injuries, spinal cord injuries, neck injuries, burns, scarring, amputations, or paraplegia can be classified as catastrophic injuries based on the severity. These injuries may be sustained in automobile accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, or due to the use of defective equipment.
* Soft Tissue Injuries
Damages to the muscles, tendons, or ligaments in the body are known as soft tissue injuries. They can be caused as the result of a high impact blow or too much use of a particular limb or part of the body. These kinds of injuries are commonly known as sprains, bruises, tears, abrasions, and the like. Various kinds of automobile accidents, workplace mishaps, or falls can leave a person injured in this manner. If the accident was caused due to negligence or fault, you may have basis for a strong personal injury case and a good lawyer in Louisiana can help you with it.
* Shoulder Injury
Shoulder injuries are quite common and they affect the shoulder joint. The shoulder joint is composed of three bones – the clavicle (collar bone), the scapula, and the humerus. As the shoulders are the most mobile joints of the human, they are also perhaps the most unstable. Sprains, strains, dislocations, tendinitis, and bursitis can be extremely painful and leave the shoulder immobile. Rotator cuff tears, torn ligaments or muscles, dislocated or separated shoulders, fracture of the collar bone, and frozen shoulder are some other conditions.
* Fractured Bones
Broken or fractured bones can result from accidental injury occurring in a variety of settings. In many instances, these injuries resolve in a relatively short period of time. However, fractures and breaks can also be more severe, sometimes requiring surgery and resulting in extremely high medical bills, permanent physical restrictions and lost income to the victim.
* Premises Liability
There are grounds for a premises liability case if someone is injured on another person’s property due to some defect or dangerous condition caused by negligence. Property owners, be it individuals or organizations, are expected to adhere to a certain standard of safety and failure to do so can lead to lawsuits in the event of any accidents. Keeping the area free of slippery substances, harmful objects and situations like exposure to chemicals, possibility of construction mishaps is part of this expectation.
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer which is caused due to the exposure of asbestos. It is commonly found in shipyard or construction workers, miners, mechanics, plumbers, and those in the military. This is a rare form of cancer and usually affects the tissue, known as mesothelium, found around the chest, heart, and abdomen. It is treatable in its early stages due to the new methods of detection available today.
* Negligent Security Claims
There is basis for negligent security claims arise when a person is injured or becomes the victim of a crime on someone else’s property. In such instances premises liability law will come into play. Public places such as malls, parking garages, shopping centers, movie theaters, apartment complexes, ATMs, restaurants, and hotels are expected to adhere to certain standards of security to ensure the protection of their customers. Assaults, muggings, and many other crimes can take place in the absence of adequate security at such places.
* Electrocution Accidents
Electrocution accidents are commonplace and can result in serious injuries. The effects of such accidents can range from the mild to the extreme depending on the nature of the accident. These can occur when people operate dangerous or defective equipment or if people are exposed to live wires. Not adhering to safety measures, power lines which are not insulated, or contact with high voltage power sources can instigate these sorts of occurrences.
* Drowning Accidents
If someone in your family has been injured or died as a result of drowning, then it will be a traumatic time for you and your dear ones. At the time, it might be difficult for you to think beyond the tragedy and even consider legal options against those responsible for the incident. Statistics indicate that children younger than 14 make up for about a fourth of all drowning fatalities in the U.S. An even greater number of children are left with submersion injuries such as loss of memory, learning disabilities, and even possibility of being left in a permanent vegetative state.
- Workers' Compensation
Work-related injuries in Louisiana can take place on land or on or adjacent to navigable waters. Depending upon where the accident takes place, the Louisiana Workers' Compensation Act or the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act may come into play. The Louisiana Workers' Compensation Act covers land-based work-related accidents. The act provides four types of income benefits for work-related accident victims: Temporary Total Disability benefits (TTD); Supplemental Earnings Benefits (SEB); Permanent Partial Disability Benefits (PPD); and, Permanent Total Disability Benefits (PTD). If you have suffered a work-related injury, we are happy to speak with you about it to help you determine your rights.
- Long Term Disability Insurance ERISA
Many people do not even think of hiring an attorney until they are denied long term disability benefits. If you are denied long term disability benefits, the best time to hire a lawyer is immediately, before an administrative appeal of the claim. An attorney experienced in long term disability insurance and ERISA claims will be able to gather and provide the evidence required to maximize the chances of winning the administrative appeal.
- Maritime & Offshore Injury
Offshore and maritime accident laws are complicated and different than Louisiana law. The proper representation of an accident victim injured in an offshore or maritime setting requires an attorney experienced with and familiar with the special laws that apply. At the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara, we have the experience, resources and track record of past results to properly represent you or a loved one who has sustained an injury or tragically died while working in an offshore or maritime setting.
- Criminal Law
Earlier in his career, Mr. McNamara served the state of Louisiana as a Felony Trial Division Prosecutor for the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office. While there, he was responsible for prosecuting hundreds of criminal cases, including misdemeanor and felony drug charges, child molestation, theft, burglary, robbery, armed robbery, fraud, insurance fraud, rape and murder charges. He later served as a Federal Criminal Justice Act panel attorney, representing individuals in court-appointed federal criminal cases. Mr. McNamara draws on this past experience to represent individuals in a large variety of state and federal criminal matters.
- Louisiana State Bar Association
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