As a local Gretna resident and top-rated attorney, Keith will ensure you receive the outstanding client service and full, fair compensation you deserve!
If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, local Gretna resident and 5-star rated car accident lawyer Keith Magness and his legal team will fight for you. We understand the challenges and frustration of car accident victims, which is why we are aggressive and determined to make sure you are treated fairly and receive every dollar you deserve from the insurance company to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, vehicle damage, and pain and suffering.
(Last Updated: May 13, 2022)
Beware of the Insurance Company
As you read this, the insurance company is actively working to see that you receive as little money as possible for your accident and injuries. After being involved in an auto accident, you will likely be dealing with the insurance company. While the person you are speaking to may sound rather friendly, the fact is that they are highly-trained investigators that that are preparing a case that will ensure your claim against the insurance company is as small as possible. That’s why it is important to have an experienced auto accident attorney representing you, so that not only do you have to deal with insurance company at all, but you will have someone fighting to get you the compensation that you fairly deserve.
You Pay No Fee Whatsoever, Until We Win For You
The bottom line is this: we work for free until we successfully recover money on your behalf. So while having a highly experienced attorney fighting on your behalf may sound like a luxury that only some people can afford, that’s not the case here. Our policy is that you pay nothing (including fees, costs and expenses) at all throughout the entire process, until we settle your claim or win a successful verdict of your case. Additionally, we pay up front for all the expenses involved in handling your claim (police report fees, medical records, investigations etc…); and we only recover those expenses (along with our fee) following a successful settlement with the insurance company.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
For many people, hiring an attorney is something they’ve never done before. This is especially true after being involved in a vehicle accident and trying to make the best choice in hiring an experienced auto accident lawyer that can help get quality medical care for injuries and receive the full compensation they deserve. To make that choice easier, the Law Office of Keith Magness offers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. That way, within 30 days, if you are not happy with the level of service, communication, or anything else about your claim, you can terminate service and owe us absolutely nothing. With other firms, were you to decide you wanted to part ways, you will most likely owe fees to cover the work done up to that point. But not here. Our goal is to ensure you receive the highest level of client service. And we stand behind that commitment our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, with the hope that it makes your decision-making process a little easier and gives you piece of mind.
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My Exclusive Guarantees to You
Having personally gone through the legal process myself following motor vehicle accidents for both my mother and father, I experienced firsthand the frustration of dealing with the insurance company and New Orleans personal injury attorneys. So when I opened my own practice, I determined I was going to do things differently. I wanted to make the process as easy and fair as possible for my clients; and that they would not only receive outstanding client service, but honest treatment by the insurance company.
I believe my clients deserve a “wow” client service experience. To achieve that, I provide three exclusive guarantees to all my clients:
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
If you’re not satisfied with how we are handling your case, you can walk away (anytime within 30 days) and we will waive our fee
We Guarantee to Put More Money In Your Pocket Than the Insurance Company First Offered You
And if we can’t, we will reduce or waive our fees entirely
You Will Receive a Financial Recovery Regardless of the Cost of Medical Bills
Otherwise we will reduce or waive our attorney fees
Keith L. Magness
Gretna Auto Accident Attorney
Keith was born and raised in Southeast Louisiana. And as a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, former Deputy Sheriff, and former Special Agent in the U.S. Secret Service, Keith has spent his career fighting for others.
Earned law degree from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law in 2003 and graduated with honors in the top 10% of his law school class.
Formed the Law Office of Keith L. Magness, LLC in 2011 with the goal of providing outstanding legal services to individuals at a fair and reasonable price. With a passion for representing those that have been hurt through the fault of others, Keith’s practice focuses 100% on helping victims that have been injured in auto, truck, and motorcycle accidents.
Recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association. This is a designation given only to the most qualified attorneys from each state.
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.
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.
Located Right Here in Gretna
We’re at 920 Derbigny Street, Gretna, LA 70053
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200 Fifth St.
Gretna, LA 70053
P.O. Box 10
Gretna LA 70054-0010
740 2nd Street
Gretna, LA 70053
About Gretna, Lousiana
Five miles south of New Orleans, across the Crescent City Connection bridge, lies the city of Gretna, LA. It is the seat of Jefferson Parish, LA. With a population of around 18,000 residents, this dense suburban area enjoys parks, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops.
In 1750, Jean de Pradel erected the plantation house, Monplaisir, on land that was home to the Houma and Chitimacha people. By 1815, Monplaisir was bought by John McDonough of New Orleans, who founded a settlement called McDonoughville, creating the first subdivision in Jefferson Parish.
In 1836, Mechanikham, LA, was settled by a wealthy landowner, Nicholas Noel Destrehan, whose family built (among other places) the Destrehan Plantation in Destrehan. Destrehan commissioned surveyor Benjamin Buisson to design a symmetrical plan that created a two-block wide settlement.
Mechanikham would become home to many German immigrants, and the German-American Cultural Center of Gretna was built in 1911 to chart the impact these immigrants had on the city.
In 1839, St Mary’s Market Steam Ferry Company bought a four-block-wide stretch downriver from Mechanikham. The company designed the streets in the same manner as Mechanikham, with a dedicated ferry landing that sailed from St Mary’s Market in New Orleans.
In 1913, Gretna, LA, was incorporated. It absorbed the section of McDonoughville that was in Jefferson Parish, and the settlement of Mechanikham.
Gretna was named after the Scottish town of Gretna Green, thanks to a 19th-century judge who performed quick weddings. This tradition continues today every Valentine’s Day when a justice of the peace performs marriages and renewals over the anvil of the Gretna Green Blacksmith Shop.
The 20th century saw a considerable change in Gretna, LA. The Mississippi River Bridge opened in 1958 and transformed the demographics of the area. The quick and easy commute to New Orleans saw the population boom, and the southern part of the city flourished.
There is still a free pedestrian ferry that operates from New Orleans to Gretna’s historic downtown.
On Saturday mornings, the historic train depot site is transformed into a farmers market, where local artists display their work as part of the Gretna Art Walk.
Sites of Interest
The David Crocket Fire Co, No. 1, is home to the oldest continuously active volunteer fire company in Louisiana. It has been running since May 7, 1844.
Gretna is home to Louisiana’s most significant National Register of Historic Places districts, including The Kitty Strehle Home, which contains artifacts from the German Immigrant family who built it in the 1800s.
Veteran-owned firms: 167
Population Density: 4,395.5/sq mi
Closest Airport: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
Median Household Income: $41,409
Median Home Value: $154,900
Households with a computer: 88.7%
Households with Broadband Internet: 75.7%
Source: 2020 Census