Testimonials

"If you are looking for a GREAT attorney look no farther than Joseph Gaar, he has a wonderful and professional staff that is always willing to help in every way possible. I was injured and went to a friend that was an attorney and he told me he would take care of me, WELL 1 1/2 years later I was still waiting for him to do something. He did do one thing, which was the best thing he could have done for me and that was put me in touch with Mr. Joe. After meeting with Mr. Joe, and in no time he had a team put together and got my case settled. I couldn't be more happier with Mr. Joseph Gaar and his staff!"

Tammy Vincent

*****

“I was in an automobile accident, four years prior to my settlement, with a truck hauling a construction dumpster in Houma LA. Immediately after the wreck I experienced back and neck pain as well as pain in both of my wrists. A friend referred me to the Gaar Law Firm where I met with Joe and his staff. From the first moment that I met with Joe I was treated as though I was his only client, but with the hustle and bustle of his office, it was obvious that he had many others. Joe and his staff are very professional in their work but at the same time never lose the personal aspect of the task at hand. Never once was I ever treated like a case number, I always felt as though I were part of the Gaar Law family and a part of the process. Anytime that I visited the office Cathi or Amber would drop whatever it was they were doing and take care of my reason for being there immediately.

Due to the extent of my medical needs, it was a long haul for all of us involved. I ended up losing my job due to the amount of work that I missed and that I could no longer physically perform the required tasks necessary for my position. Joe told my family and I, not to worry that we would be all right and we were. Joe stood by my side and his devotion and dedication to my family and my case never wavered.

We needed to go to trial, It was my decision to settle my case, and I was able to collect more than enough in my settlement to cover all of my future medical needs and to live a comfortable lifestyle. Not only did I find a phenomenal attorney that is an icon in Louisiana law but also I have made a friend for life.

There is not a day that goes by that I don’t thank God for my recovery and for leading me to the doorsteps of the Gaar Law Firm. Joe and Jason. I love you guys and my heart goes out to Cathi, Amber, Fred, the rest of Mr. Gaar’s staff, and his untiring efforts that make Joe Gaar and the Gaar Law Firm what it is today!!

Forever Thankful,
Scooter Dronet

*****

THANKS A MILLION: I was hurt offshore and had been dealing with Workman Comp. Within a few days of my prescribed time expiring to do anything, I was sent to Joe Gaar by a mutual friend. Literally, within days, I had seen Mr. Gaar, and he had filed my paperwork in the Courthouse. Through phone calls, visits and almost 4 years later, Joe Gaar and his staff settled my case for 2.8 million. During these trying times I lived scared and worried. I did not know how this was going to turn out, but Mr. Gaar and his entire staff were so understanding and patient beyond belief. It was like I was dealing with family. They showed concern not only for me but also for my wife and child. If they said it was in the mail, it was in the mail. If they said they will return your call, they returned your call. We even got phone calls after hours and on weekends. I cannot say enough about how happy and satisfied my family and I are with our dealings with Mr. Joe Gaar's office and staff. Through life at some point and time, everyone can say, "Oh, my friend is a lawyer". But in the Thibodeaux house, we say, ""Our lawyer is our friend". He and his staff are beyond words, and truly express the phrase, "There ARE angels here on earth." Thank God I found mine.

Robert and Vicki Thibedaeux
Former Client

*****

My husband was killed as a result of an accident where his co-workers were negligent. I contacted an attorney who agreed to take my case. After six months and hearing nothing from my first attorney, I contact his office and was advised that "I did not have a case" and "could come and get my file." I picked up my file, and consulted with a fried, who was a current client of Mr. Gaar. My friend told me what a fantastic job Mr. Gaar had done in representing him, and that I should contact "his attorney." Mr. Gaar advised me that in fact I "did have a case," and that he felt that it was a substantial one at that. After three years of fighting with the defendants, Mr. Gaar was able to secure a 1.3 million dollar settlement for the death of my husband. Needless to say, my family and I are eternally grateful for the hard work and determination that Mr. Gaar put in representing me for my husband's death.

Rebecca Duncan
Former Client

*****

I came to Mr. Gaar after having to discharge my first attorney. I was injured in a trucking accident, and initially consulted a "family friend" who was an attorney. My "family friend" assured me that he would promptly obtain workers' compensation benefits and pay for necessary medical tests and treatment which I needed. My doctor ordered and MRI and when I went for the test, I was told after arrival, that the MRI had not been approved nor had it been pre-paid by my attorney. Not only did my attorney fail to communicate with me, but likewise failed to get my workers' compensation benefits started or to obtain approval of the MRI or necessary medical tests which I needed. I promptly fired my attorney and went to see Mr. Gaar. I knew that I was at the right place, when I initially met with Mr. Gaar, and during our meeting, he scheduled the MRI test which my doctors had ordered. Mr. Gaar also gave me a check for the MRI facility to take with me, before I left his office. I was impressed with his prompt attention in the handling of the minnow details in my case. I knew then that all attorney's were not created equal.

Eugene Lawrence, Jr.
Former Client

*****

I was involved in a fairly significant automobile accident. I initially went to see an attorney who signed me up. He recommended that I speak with Joseph F. Gaar, Jr. Through the efforts of Joseph Gaar, I subsequently obtained a settlement in excess of one million dollars for my injuries. I would highly recommend Mr. Gaar, and his law firm for anyone seeking competent, unrelenting legal representation. Enough good things cannot be said about Joseph Gaar and his firm.

Ronald Joey Guidroz
Former Client

*****

I was in an automobile accident with a utility truck. Immediately after the wreck I experienced neck pain and shoulder pain. A friend referred me to an attorney who never really understood me or my pain. I seemed to be on his backburner and not a priority. After months of frustration with this attorney I fired him. I didn't know where to turn. I found Mr. Gaar's web site and called immediately. I spoke to Mr. Welborn who was really nice to me and seemed more interested than my previous attorney. We set up a meeting and Mr. Gaar and we just "clicked". I felt like he really cared and understood me. Within a week, Mr. Gaar my neck surgery approved and on the road to recovery. Mr. Gaar did more in a week for me than my previous attorney did in over 1 yr. Needless to say, after the surgery, the insurance company. did not cooperate. We went to trial, and Mr. Gaar and Mr. Welborn fought for me and we received a jury verdict for over $480,000.00. That was almost 2 yrs ago. To this day, Joe and I still keep in touch via email. He's not only my attorney but he's also my friend. Also, his staff is THE BEST!!

Philip Broussard
Former Client

*****

I got a neck and hand injury while working offshore, after my company wouldn't cooperate I decided it was in my best interest to find an attorney. I had only been living in the area for a few months so I wasn't really sure where to begin looking for one, so I picked up the phone book and I saw Mr. Gaar's ad on the back. After reading his qualifications and looking at his website, I decided he would be best for the job. I contacted Mr. Gaar, and met with him. I told him the situation I was in, and he made me feel very comfortable and confident about my case. After almost 2 years of preparation we went to trial, and during the trial we settled my case. Not only did Mr. Gaar get me the money I was owed, but he got me more than we expected. I had a lot of rough times throughout the case and Joe, Jason, and his staff were always there to help. I recommend Joe to ANYONE who is considering an attorney. My family and I are so thankful for what Mr. Gaar and his law firm accomplished. Thank you so much.

Donnie Sanders
Former Client

*****

Mr. Joseph Gaar is an excellent attorney; he's an attorney with a heart. When he works on a case Joe and his staff are hard working professionals. When I went to see Joe, I had a lawyer out of Lake Charles who had my case for 3 years and had done nothing. Most of my doctor's appointments I had to pay for myself. I needed surgery on my neck which my former lawyer would pay for and couldn't seem to get set up. My previous attorney totally mishandled my case. I had to mortgage my home and almost lost everything before I went to see Joe Gaar. My previous attorney settled with the primary insurance company, for the driver who hit me, and the attorney received his check and so did the Workmans' compensation carrier, which left me with nothing not even a penny. So now I couldn't receive workman's comp and I had a house mortgage with no income. I couldn't work because of severe headaches and neck pain. That's when a good friend told me about Joe. I fired my other attorney went to see what Mr. Gaar could do for me. What he did was get my surgery set up immediately, did a lot of digging and ultimately was able to find insurance coverage through my employer and get a settlement. Thank goodness there are still a few good lawyers out there and Joseph Gaar is one of the best. Every letter Joe wrote I received a copy if I called Joe I received an answer to my questions. When we went to court Joe and Jason where were like two pit-bulls arguing my case. They are just amazing attorney's and I can not say enough about his staff. They are all wonderful people and they care what happens to us, the victims of others carelessness.

Mamie Kramer
Former Client