Specialized New Orleans car accident attorney Keith Magness is rated a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association, is rated a “Superb” 10.0 out of 10 by Avvo and has received the Avvo Client’s Choice Award
Hire A Top-Rated New Orleans Car Accident Attorney To Fight for You!
If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s fault, New Orleans car accident attorney Keith Magness and the Law Office of Keith L. Magness, LLC are ready to fight for you. We are determined. We are aggressive. We will not stop fighting until we get every last penny you deserve to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, property damage and your pain and suffering!
The Insurance Company is Not Your Friend
The nice person from the insurance company is not your friend. They are highly trained investigators who are building their case so your claim against them is as small as possible. They are not bad people. They are just doing their job. But, I can assure you, they are not on your side.
We Work for Free Unless We Get Results for You
The insurance company is already at work to minimize your claim. You need someone working for you and your family. Think you cannot afford to take them on? With the Law Office of Keith L. Magness, LLC, we work for free unless we get results for you. Our policy for all car accident and wrongful death cases is simple: you pay us nothing – NO FEES, COSTS OR EXPENSES – unless our team gets money for you.
We Charge Lower (More Fair) Attorney Fees So You Can Keep More of Your Money
Many Louisiana personal injury law firms charge a 40% attorney contingency fee for car accident cases.
We only charge 30%.*
How Can We Charge Less than our Competition?
When he established his own law firm, Attorney Keith Magness did so with the belief that the client, not the attorney, should keep more of the money. After all, it is the client’s injury or accident. With this in mind, Keith Magness organized his firm to run in a lean and efficient manner by utilizing the latest technology to reduce costs. This has allowed Keith to realize his goal of offering a reduced contingency fee, and has resulted in the Law Office of Keith L. Magness, LLC’s clients keeping more of their money than if they had hired a competing personal injury or car accident law firm like one of those you see on TV.
Additionally, the TV lawyers have to charge more money because they have to pay for the TV ads! Television advertising is extremely expensive, and costs tens of thousands of dollars per month. We don’t advertise on TV. Instead, we put the money the firm would have spent on TV ads in the pockets of our clients through use of a discounted fee. Those clients then do our advertising by “spreading the word” about our firm and referring their friends and family. Everybody wins and, most importantly, our clients keep more of their money!
IF WE DON’T WIN. YOU DON’T PAY US!
We Work For Free Unless We Recover $$$$ for You
We work on a contingency fee basis for New Orleans personal injury and auto accident cases. This means that you pay us nothing – NO FEES, COSTS OR EXPENSES – unless a New Orleans personal injury attorney on our team gets money for you.
We also front the expenses for your claim, such as police report fees, postage, copies, medical records, investigations, etc. These costs are then taken out of the settlement you receive from the insurance company, along with our fee.
Finally, you may hear other attorneys advertising “no fee unless they collect,” or a “no fee guarantee.” It is important to note that is what a contingency fee is. It simply means that the payment of attorney’s fees is contingent upon there being some kind of recovery. The Law Office of Keith L. Magness, LLC difference is that we offer low 25% contingency fees for auto accident cases, which of course means you will always keep more of YOUR $$$$ if you hire us to represent you!
OUR 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE
If you are not completely satisfied with the service that we provide at our firm, or you are simply unhappy in the way we are handling your case, you can walk away any time within the first 30 days of our relationship – no questions asked!
At many other law firms, if a client were to leave, the law firm would be entitled to quantum meriut, which means “as much as he deserves” in Latin. Essentially the client would owe the firm compensation for work already performed on their behalf.
– Keith L. Magness
“I got in a car wreck and tried to handle it on my own. I felt the insurance company was being unfair so I called Keith. Three weeks later Keith got me over three times what they had offered me on my own.”
Betty S. – Algiers
“Keith helped me with an injury from a car accident. I was in a great deal of pain. I did not have insurance at the time, and he paid out of pocket for my medical bills until the case was settled. I can’t thank him enough. He was helpful and informative every step of the way.”
Dawn L. – Harvey
“You’d be crazy to hire one of those dudes on TV instead of Keith.”
David B. – New Orleans
I endorse Keith. Highly respected in the legal community. A skilled lawyer with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication.”
Jerome Matthews – Fellow lawyer in community
“I had already called two lawyers I saw on TV, but decided to see Mr. Keith to hear what he had to say. After seeing him, I hired him. I had no insurance and didn’t know what to do. He helped me find a doctor, and even paid for all my x-rays and tests. After 8 months, my doctor let me go. When it came time to settle my claim, true to his word, Keith charged me [less]. If I would have gone with one of the TV lawyers I called, they would have charged me 33-40%. Mr. Keith saved me over $3,000 on my claim. That’s $3,000 extra in my pocket.”
Leroy W. – New Orleans
Why Do I Help Auto Accident Victims
People often ask why I chose to specialize in car accident cases and am so determined to ensure my clients are treated honestly and get the fair client service they deserve. The answer comes from my own personal experience. Watch the video to learn my story…
AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEY KEITH L. MAGNESS
Born and raised in Southeast Louisiana, I am a former U.S. Marine, Deputy Sheriff, and Special Agent in the U.S. Secret Service who knows what it means to fight for people. I received my law degree from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law in 2003 graduating with honors in the top 10% of my law school class.
In 2011, I formed the Law Office of Keith L. Magness, LLC with the goal of providing outstanding legal services to individuals at a fair and reasonable price. I have a passion for representing people injured through the fault of others and focus my practice on assisting victims injured in auto, 18 wheeler, company vehicle, motorcycle, bus and fatal accidents. This focus has allowed me to become a “go-to-guy” for auto, truck and motorcycle accident claims resulting in my selection as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association – an honor extended solely to the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, statute and public profile.
Likewise, in 2015, I was awarded the Premier 100 designation by the American Academy of Trial Attorneys. The Premier 100 designation is an honor bestowed on less than 1% of attorneys in the United States.
Additionally, I am a proud member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Top Trial Lawyers in America. Membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
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I got in a car wreck and tried to handle it on my own. I felt the insurance company was being unfair so I called Keith. Three weeks later Keith got me over three times what they had offered me on my own. Biggest thing is that he only charged me 25% when one other lawyer wanted 40%.”
Betty S. – Algiers
FREE AUTO ACCIDENT HANDBOOK
A Step-by-Step Handbook to Protecting Your Rights if You Have Been Involved in an Auto Accident in Louisiana
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How can you charge such low fees on car accident cases?
Clients often ask how we can charge so much less than other personal injury lawyers, especially those seen on TV. The answer is really quite simple: The TV lawyers have to charge more money because they have to pay for the TV ads! Television advertising is expensive, and costs tens of thousands of dollars per month. We don’t advertise on TV. Instead, we put the money the firm would have spent on TV ads in the pockets of our clients through use of a discounted fee. Those clients then do our advertising by “spreading the word” about our firm and referring their friends and family. Everybody wins and, most importantly, our clients keep more of their $$$$!
I’ve been in a car accident, what do I do?
Stay calm and do not leave the scene. Call the police immediately and report the accident. Let them know if you believe you require medical attention. If you are able to move around, exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver, and note the names of any witnesses to the accident. Give the police an accurate and complete description of what happened, and keep any documentation the police give you regarding the accident and an accident report. Be factual and truthful in your description of the accident, but resist any inclination to be apologetic just to look good or get along. It is important to be accurate in what you tell the police officer, not to want to apologize or seem agreeable.
How soon should I file a lawsuit?
That question depends on a number of factors. No matter what, though, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible if you believe that you have a claim. All legal claims must be brought within a specific period of time after the accident, and the more time we have to prepare your case the better. Additionally, it is sometimes important to speak with an attorney soon after the accident so that crucial evidence can be examined or preserved or important witnesses be interviewed when their memories are still fresh.
I’m not sure I can afford an attorney. Should I still call one?
Yes! Our firm takes most personal injury cases on a contingency basis. This means that rather than you paying us up front, we are paid by receiving a set percentage of whatever award we are able to get you. If you don’t recover any money, neither do we. Nor do you incur any costs or expenses.
I may have been partly at fault in my car accident or other claim. Should I still seek legal advice?
Yes! Louisiana provides for what is called “comparative fault,” and courts will allocate recovery based on each party’s fault. This is another reason that, when you speak to the police officer, you should try to stick to the facts being asked about, and not leap beyond them to apologies or your own conclusions about fault. It may well be that, although you feel responsible, an impartial fact finder would apportion only a small percentage of the fault to you.
I have a preexisting medical condition that was aggravated in my accident. Can I still pursue a claim?
Yes, in some circumstances you can. Courts recognize that aggravating a pre-existing condition can be an injury in and of itself. Make sure you let us know about this condition when you come in so that we can be fully informed.
I think I have a claim, but there are certain things that work against me. Do I have to tell my attorney about these?
Yes, you should definitely tell your attorney everything about your case. Your attorney is your advocate, but he or she can’t fully work for you unless he or she knows all of the facts. If there are facts that work against you, your attorney will be more able to deal with them if he or she knows about them in advance. Make sure you give your attorney a complete picture of what happened.
What should I bring with me when I come in?
You should bring any and all relevant documentation you have. In a personal injury case, this will include the police report, your insurance card and driver’s license, and any notes you have regarding the other driver’s insurance information. Also bring any photographs you may have of the scene of the accident. Many clients also find it helpful to write down the facts of their case so that nothing gets left out. Additionally, if you are dealing with pain or are missing work because of an injury, it may be a good idea to find a calendar with blank space on it and keep a record, day by day, of what complaints you have and the amount of work you had to miss.
How long will it take to get a fair settlement offer?
In Louisiana, personal injury lawsuits can vary in length from weeks to years in some instances. At the Law Office of Keith L. Magness, LLC, we will thoroughly investigate your claim to make sure you get all the money you deserve as quickly as possible.
Will I have to go to court?
If the insurance company agrees to pay what we believe your case is worth, and you decide to settle for that amount, then you don’t have to go to court. However, if the insurance company won’t or doesn’t offer what we believe your case is worth, we are prepared to take them to battle and fight for you!
DISCLAIMER: The answers provided above are for general information and advertising purposes only. There are many issues that may affect your case. You should seek a lawyer’s advice before taking legal action of any kind.
* Should we be able to resolve your car accident claim before filing suit, our firm limits its fee to 30% of the gross amount collected. If suit must be filed, our fee is 37%, which is still less than the “traditional” fee charged by many Louisiana personal injury law firms. The fee will not increase any more even if we have to take the case to trial.
* Please note that in addition to the agreed upon contingency fee, should we collect money on your behalf via settlement or judgment, you will be liable for costs and/or expenses. These sums will be subtracted from your portion of the settlement proceeds and will be identified on a settlement statement provided to you.
Law Office of Keith L. Magness
New Orleans Auto Accident Attorney
901 Derbigny Street
Gretna, Louisiana 70053
Eastbank Office (by appointment only):
110 Veterans Boulevard, Suite 525
Metairie, Louisiana 70005
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