Combined Years of Legal Experience
Million Dollars Recovered
Leading attorney Frank Lamothe is listed in every edition for past 30 years for Personal Injury.
Frank Lamothe has received a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent ranking for the past 35 years, which is the best possible rating, given by other attorneys.
Frank Lamothe is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, available to top trial attorneys in the country by invitation-only.
Rated by New Orleans Magazine as one of the Top Lawyers in the city.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Awarded to the top 5% of personal injury lawyers in Louisiana, Frank Lamothe has received this honor every year since 2007.
National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top One Percent in the Country
The Top Trial Lawyers in America–For attorneys who have recovered multi-millions of dollars for their clients. Fewer than 1% of lawyers are members.
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, Frank Lamothe, member by invitation-only.
New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law winner based on professional & community involvement and achievements – 2014 and 2015, Frank Lamothe.
18-Wheeler Truck Accidents
Maritime & Offshore Injuries
Mass Torts & Class Actions
Oil Field Accidents
River Boat Injuries
Wrongful Death Claims
Breach of Contract
Breach of Fiduciary Duties
Digital Privacy Claims
Fraud and Misrepresentation
Misappropriation of Proprietary Information/Trade Secrets
Securities and Financial Fraud
Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
Unfair Trade Practices
Whistleblowers, Qui Tam, False Claims Act
RECENT COURT VICTORIES & SETTLEMENTS
WHY HIRE US
We have over 100 years of combined experience in helping people who have been seriously harmed by the fault of others. We believe in winning. You only get justice when we are successful. We believe in our ability to win and we believe in our clients. We are fully committed to achieving justice for our clients. As seasoned trial attorneys, we are frequently brought on board by other law firms who appreciate our expertise and trial abilities .
We have recovered over 100 million dollars for our clients. We have won numerous verdicts at trial for victims and negotiated life changing significant settlements for our clients. We receive frequent referrals from other attorneys to lead them to victory in significant cases. We are proven and seasoned trial lawyers. We are known as a “go to” law firm.
We have a national reputation for excellence. Frank Lamothe is listed in Best Lawyers in America; Louisiana Super Lawyers; The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100; and the Nation’s Top 1% by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He was selected as a New Orleans City Business Leadership in Law winner – for 2014 and 2015.
Our firm was named a Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. We were also selected as the Admiralty Law Firm of the Year in Louisiana by Global Law Experts.
MEET OUR ATTORNEYS
Do I Have a Case?
The law provides people the opportunity to obtain compensation if someone else has harmed them. For example, if you have been physically injured as a result of a careless or negligent act, then you may have the right to claim compensation for your injuries. If your company or business has been harmed by the actions of another, you may have the right to seek damages. If you have been wrongfully terminated from your job, the law may provide you the ability to obtain damages.
Every case is different and whether you have a valid claim depends upon the specific facts of your particular case as well as the applicable law. This is why it is important to consult with the experienced attorneys at Lamothe Law Firm to discuss any potential claim you may have.
Some of the key factors in establishing a successful claim include:
1. Is Anyone at Fault
An individual or organization can be held legally responsible for your injuries, damages or losses.
2. Are there sufficient facts to prove that an individual, or organization, was in whole or in part at fault for your injuries, losses or damages?
In many states including Louisiana, it is still possible to claim compensation even if your own actions may have been partly to blame for your injuries, losses or damages. Sometimes the law does not allow a claim to be brought against certain people who have immunity. Knowing which laws are or may be applicable (or inapplicable) to impose liability is critical to evaluating whether a case exists.
3. The Nature and Extent of Damages
Even if you think someone has acted improperly, the injuries, losses and damages resulting from those negligent actions may be minimal. The cost to bring a lawsuit may be more than what you could recover in damages. It is important to do an initial damage assessment to make sure there are sufficient damages to bring a case.
4. Time Limits – Statute of Limitations
Every potential claim has a statute of limitations or a “window of time” in which you are allowed to file a lawsuit. These time limits vary widely depending on the state in which you live and on the nature of your case, i.e., does your claim involve an auto accident injury, medical malpractice or product liability claim. Does it involve a breach of contract? Does it involve wrongful employment termination? There are also circumstances where you must provide early notice of your claim, such as when a governmental entity is involved. Knowing the time limitations applicable to your claim is critical because if a claim is not brought before the statute of limitations has run or proper notice has not been provided, your claim is likely to be barred forever. If you believe you have a claim you should immediately contact the experienced attorneys at Lamothe Law Firm to make sure the time to bring your claim does not pass.
5. Will the potential damages outweigh the costs of the lawsuit?
Even if you have sustained injuries, damages or losses, and even if it is apparent that someone else caused those injuries, damages or losses, bringing a lawsuit may not always be in your best interest. Lawsuits take significant time and energy and can take their toll on the parties involved – financially, emotionally and sometimes physically. We put the interests of our clients first and if we believe the potential cost of going to trial or bringing a lawsuit are not in your best interests, we will let you know so that you can make an informed decision about your case.
What Is My Case Worth?
There are many, many factors that go into evaluating what any particular claim is worth. Each case is different and it is impossible to provide a specific dollar figure for any claim. No attorney can ever guarantee you will obtain compensation for your case or that you will receive any certain amount of compensation. That being said, the experienced attorneys at Lamothe Law Firm have vast experience in evaluating potential claims and can provide you with an honest evaluation of your claim and provide you with an assessment of what your claim may be worth.
The value of your case depends on a number of different factors, including but not limited to:
1. The specific facts of your case
2. The injuries, damages or losses you sustained
3. The state where your injuries, damages or losses were sustained
4. The experience, skill and commitment of your attorney
If it can be established that an individual or organization was legally at fault for your injuries, damages or losses, then you may be entitled to claim compensation or money damages or other forms of relief.
Depending on the state in which you live, you may be able to recover economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages are relatively easy to calculate and cover things such as property damages, lost income, lost profits, lost value, out-of-pocket expenses and medical bills. They can also cover future lost earnings expenses and medical bills. In contract cases, economic damages may be spelled out in the contract. For employment cases, economic damages can include back pay, front pay and the value of lost fringe benefits.
Non-economic damages can be awarded in many cases, and can include payments for emotional distress and anguish. They can include payments for loss of enjoyment of life and pain and suffering, in the case of personal injury.
The experienced attorneys at Lamothe Law Firm have handled thousands of cases over the years and know how to value the cases they handle. In each case, they do everything in their power to get their clients the maximum allowed under law for their injuries. Full justice is full compensation.
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