Baton Rouge, LA:

Law Offices of J. Price McNamara

  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • 10455 Jefferson Highway, Suite 2B, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
  • Former Prosecutor & Insurance Company Attorney. We Know Their Tactics. Fighting to Defend Your Rights & Get You the Compensation You Deserve Across the Greater Baton Rouge Area.
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Louisiana injury lawyer Price McNamara uses his past experience as a former insurance company defense attorney and former state felony prosecutor to now represent accident victims, disabled individuals and their families against the insurance companies.

“Without a doubt, our past years of experience in representing the insurance companies , offshore drilling companies and industrial offshore vessel owners, and working directly with them to mount strategic defenses against accident, personal injury, wrongful death and insurance claims have been much more than just helpful…we believe they have been the single most important key to our high quality representation and success in defeating the insurers for our injured or disabled clients time and time again . We can anticipate their tactics and prepare our clients accordingly – ahead of time. The whole process is then less stressful for our clients because they are informed – we explain step-by-step to make sure they understand not only the process as a whole, but exactly what will happen next and why.”

Office Details

Contact Information:
225-201-8311  Phone
504-458-8455  Phone
504-517-9761  Phone
225-201-8313  Fax
www.jpricemcnamara.com
Mailing Address:
9431 Common Street, Suite 100, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809
Office Size:
1
Year Established:
1994
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    Our Successes – Personal Injury Attorney J. Price McNamara


    $2,000,000 jury verdict

    Trucking accident


    Our client, a young woman, was slowing her Jeep Cherokee for traffic on Interstate 10 when an eighteen-wheeler operated by Jones Motor Co., Inc., rear-ended the Jeep, causing it to burst into flames. She was pulled from the Jeep after several minutes with minor cuts and bruises, but no burns. She was later diagnosed with a mild spine injury, bulging cervical (neck) disc, which all physicians agreed would not require surgery. She was also diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder. The truck driver tested positive for Methadone, which he was taking pursuant to a physician's prescription for chronic back pain related to prior surgeries. Toxicology experts disagreed on whether the dosage of Methadone prescribed could cause “intoxication,” as well as whether its use caused the accident, as required to impose punitive damages for driving while intoxicated under Louisiana Civil Code Article 2315.4.

    Suit was filed in federal court in New Orleans. The insurance company's last offer prior to trial was $125,000. Jury awarded $500,000 in actual damages plus $1,500,000 in punitive damages. The punitive damage award was to punish the truck driver for driving under the influence of Methadone even though the Methadone was prescribed by a physician to the driver for back pain. A defense toxicology expert testified that the amount of Methadone detected in the driver's blood could not have contributed to the accident. Our toxicology expert testified that it did. The jury, disregarding the testimony of the trucking company's expert, found that the Methadone caused the driver to be impaired and played a part in causing the accident.


    $2,000,000 settlement

    Automobile accident/closed-head traumatic brain injury


    Our client, a young husband with two children, sustained closed-head brain injury as a result of an automobile accident. The at-fault driver's insurance company initially refused to pay, but shortly before trial, agreed to pay the entirety of its insurance policy limits of $2,000,000.


    $1,300,000 settlement

    Offshore/Maritime


    Our client, a young married man with one child, was a welder on an offshore drilling rig when he sustained a fractured hip and reduced ability to earn wages in the future as a result of an accident sustained on the offshore drilling rig to which he was assigned. Suit was filed in federal court in New Orleans.


    $1,000,000 settlement

    Premises liability


    Our client was an elderly gentleman who fell, fracturing his hip, as a result of a defective walkway within a business establishment. The defendants initially offered nothing in settlement. Suit was filed in federal court in New Orleans. Shortly before trial, agreed to pay $1,000,000 to settle the claim.


    $623,000 trial verdict

    Offshore/Maritime/Jones Act seaman accident


    Our client, a young husband with three children, was a floor hand and Jones Act seaman who suffered a shoulder injury while working on an offshore jack-up drilling rig while working for Blake Offshore, LLC. The injury required arthroscopic surgery. Suit was filed in federal court in New Orleans. Blake and its insurance company offered relatively little in settlement, so the case proceeded to trial. The court determined that Blake's termination of our client's employment after his injury constituted “retaliatory discharge” under maritime law, meaning that Blake's firing was motivated by our client exercising his right to hire an attorney and make a claim. The court awarded a total of $623,000, more than double what had been offered in settlement.


    $1,000,000 settlement

    Automobile accident


    Our client was a middle-aged gentleman, married with children, who sustained a lumbar (back) injury consisting of a bulging and herniated disc requiring a surgery from an automobile accident. The insurance company initially would not offer any amount in settlement. When the trial date drew near, the company ultimately agreed to settle for $1,000,000.


    $950,000 settlement

    Automobile accident


    Our client was a young, married woman with two children who suffered a neck injury, including bulging and herniated cervical (neck) discs. She did not require surgery. The defendant insurance company initially offered a very small amount. As the trial date approached, the defendant ultimately agreed to settle for a total of $950,000 at mediation.


    $447,000 jury verdict

    Premises liability


    Our client was a registered nurse, married with children, who sustained a lumbar (back) injury requiring a single-level discectomy surgery after she tripped over a dolly left in the aisle at Wal-Mart by an employee. Wal-Mart refused to offer more than a very small amount in settlement. Suit was filed in federal court in New Orleans. At trial, a jury awarded a total of $447,000.


    $965,998 settlement

    Automobile/wrongful death/pedestrian


    Our clients were the children of a woman killed as a pedestrian by an automobile. The automobile insurer initially offered nothing, claiming that its insurance policy did not provide coverage for the accident in question. A lawsuit was filed in federal court in New Orleans, and the insurer agreed to settle the case when the trial date approached.


    $600,000 settlement

    Offshore/Maritime/Wrongful Death


    Our client was a middle-aged woman whose husband died while working aboard an industrial offshore vessel in the Mississippi River. After the defendants refused to settle, suit was filed in federal court in New Orleans. As the scheduled trial date approached, the defendants agreed to settle for a total of $600,000.


    $600,000 settlement

    Premises Liability


    Our client was a middle-aged woman and a diabetic patient who suffered a fractured hip as a result of a defective walkway outside of a business premises. The premises owner and its insurance company initially refused to offer any amount in settlement. Approximately two weeks prior to trial, the insurance company agreed to settle for $600,000.


    $380,000 jury verdict

    Insurance dispute/fire


    Our clients were a married couple with children whose home was destroyed by fire. The home was insured for fire damage by Travelers Insurance Company, who refused to pay, claiming that the fire was intentionally set. Suit was filed in federal court in New Orleans. The jury accepted the testimony of plaintiffs' cause and origin expert, disregarding the testimony of the insurance company's expert, and awarded a verdict for the entire insurance policy limits of $155,000, plus bad faith damages and penalties in the amount of $225,000, for a total of $380,000.


    $436,666 settlement

    Automobile accident


    Our client was a middle-aged husband and father who suffered lumbar (back) and cervical (neck) injuries, including bulging and herniated discs as a result of an automobile accident. The insurance company initially offered very little in settlement, claiming that its insurance policy did not provide coverage. After the court ruled in our client's favor on that issue, and approximately one week before trial, the insurance company agreed to settle for a total of $436,666.


    $490,000 settlement

    Automobile accident


    Our client was a young husband and father who sustained a cervical (neck) injury requiring surgery in an automobile accident due to the fault of another driver. After the insurance company refused to offer any amount to settle, suit was filed in federal court in Lafayette, Louisiana. Within two weeks of a scheduled trial date, the insurance company ultimately agreed to settle the case for $490,000.


    $450,000 settlement

    Automobile accident


    Our client was a young woman who sustained a cervical (neck) injury, which required surgery, in an automobile accident as a result of the negligence of the other driver. The defendant insurance company refused to offer any amount initially. Suit was filed in federal court in New Orleans. Less than three weeks prior to trial, the insurance company agreed to pay $450,000 in settlement.


    $350,000 settlement

    Trucking accident


    Our client was a young worker who fell from the back of a parked 18-wheeler truck due to the trucking company employee's fault, as he assisted our client in loading cargo onto the truck. Our client sustained a broken arm. The insurance company refused to offer any amount in settlement. Suit was filed in federal court in New Orleans. As the trial date approached, the insurance company agreed to a settlement of $350,000.


    $346,000 settlement

    Automobile accident


    Our client was a young woman who sustained a lumbar (back) injury requiring a single level discectomy surgery. The defendant initially offered a very small amount, but after suit was filed, and as a trial date approached, ultimately agreed to settle the case for $346,000.


    $431,872 settlement

    Automobile/pedestrian


    Our client, while performing work beside a highway, was struck by a vehicle which left its lane of travel due to the fault of the driver. He sustained a laceration injury to his arm which caused some nerve damage. The insurance company initially offered nothing to settle, claiming that its policy did not provide any coverage for the accident in question. After the court ruled in our client's favor on that issue, the insurance company agreed to settle for $431,872.


    $200,000 settlement

    Premises liability


    Our client was an elderly lady who sustained a lumbar (back) injury consisting of a bulging disc for which she required minor surgery after she fell due to a defect on the floor of a commercial establishment. The defendant insurance company initially offered nothing. One week before trial, the insurance company agreed to settle for $200,000.


    $200,000 settlement

    Industrial accident


    Our client was a young man who was employed by one company, but working on the industrial premises of another company, who sustained a back injury not requiring surgery due to the negligence of an employee of the other company.


    $218,246 settlement

    Workers' compensation


    Our client was an older gentleman, a husband and father, who sustained a leg injury while working for a highway construction crew. Initially, the workers' compensation insurance company refused to pay anything, claiming that our client was intoxicated at the time of his injury. With a trial date approaching, the insurance company ultimately settled for a total of $218,246.


    $200,000 settlement

    Offshore/Maritime/Jones Act seaman


    Our client, a married young man with children, was maritime worker and Jones Act seaman working aboard a barge when he sustained a cervical (neck) injury consisting of a bulging disc which did not require surgery. Initially, the defendant offered a very small amount in settlement. Suit was filed in federal court in New Orleans. As a trial date approached, the defendant ultimately agreed to settle the case for $200,000.

    Areas of Practice (32)

    Specific Areas of Practice for our Baton Rouge office:

    • Personal Injury
    • Automobile Accidents
    • Truck Accidents
    • Bus Accidents
    • Motorcycle Accidents
    • Railroad Accidents
    • Construction Accidents
    • Pedestrian Injuries
    • Brain Injury
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Catastrophic Injury
    • Whiplash
    • Slip and Fall
    • Accidental Drowning
    • Wrongful Death
    • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
    • Nursing Home Negligence
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Maritime Accidents
    • Premises Liability
    • Injuries at Work
    • ERISA
    • Social Security Disability
    • Disability Benefits
    • Diving and Offshore Injuries
    • Criminal Law
    • DUI/DWI
    • Traffic Violations
    • Felonies
    • Misdemeanors
    • Drugs and Narcotics
    • Flood Damage

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