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Practice Areas

PERSONAL INJURY

Faucheux Law Firm has over 40 years of experience working all types of personal injury cases. We handle personal injury cases involving automobile accidents, big truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, premises liability, products liability, maritime accidents, and many other areas of Louisiana law. If you have been injured in an accident we can help you.

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We understand that serious injuries cause serious problems.  Damages in a personal injury case can include: substantial medical expenses, loss wages & loss of earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, mental anguish, other general or special damages, or even loss of life.  Persons injured That's whey we provide our clients access to the best medical doctors and facilities in our region.  We make sure that you don't have to worry about medical co-pays or medical costs when you are injured through the fault of a third person (or entity).  We work with highly regarded experts on all cases that require expert testimony.  All personal injury cases are also subject to the "Faucheux Guarantee", meaning we do not charge you any attorney's fees unless we successfully settle the case or win at trial.

Choosing the right personal injury law firm is very important.  You need a lawyer who understands what it takes to get you the best results.  When you are involved in an accident the initial inquiry is to determine whether another party may be held liable for your injuries.  The fundamental principal of tort liability in Louisiana is that "every act whatever of man that causes damage to another obliges him by whose fault it happened to repair it.  C.C. Art. 2315.  In order to establish liability, you must prove case-in-fact causation.  Under the duty-risk approach to determining tort liability, the court first determines whether the defendant's conduct was a cause-in-fact of the plaintiff's damages.  The plaintiff bears the burden of proving a causal relationship between the injuries sustained and the accident at issue.  The plaintiff (injured party) must prove causation by a preponderance of evidence. 

Causation is often the subject of great debate in personal injury cases.  In many cases the defense attorney's for the insurance companies spend tens of thousands of dollars on expert opinion that support's their position.  Many experts make a living working on cases for the defense attorney's and the insurance companies. These defense experts do not have your best interest at heart.  That's why it is important for you to choose the right law firm to represent you.  When you choose Faucheux Law Firm you are hiring a team of professionals that will give your case personal attention.  Our law firm has worked with some of the best experts across the Southeast United States.  Each case is closely reviewed by an experienced attorney and the need for expert opinion is analyzed thoroughly.  If expert opinion is needed we will advance this necessary cost so you can focus on healing.  

If you were injured because of a negligent, wrong, or intentional act choose Faucheux Law Firm.  We have a combined 50 years of experience representing injured litigants in personal injury cases.  We also have a long history of successful case results on personal injury cases.  Contact us today for a free consultation or continue reading for more specific information about our services.

AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS

Individual drivers have a duty to operate, control, and use their automobiles in a manner that does not pose an unreasonable risk of harm to others.  A motorist must use diligence and care in the operation of the vehicle and the motorist is under a duty to act as a reasonable and prudent person under the circumstances.  When you are injured through the fault of a negligent motorist you need a lawyer who understands your rights and knows the law. 

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Hiring the wrong lawyer or law firm to handle your car or automobile accident case can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars or more.  A simple mistake such as failing to stack UM Coverage can cost you dearly.  We understand your rights when you are involved in an automobile accident and we understand that the insurance companies try to take advantage of your circumstances.  Many lawyers are eager to settle cases under terms defined by the insurance company.  Faucheux Law Firm is committed to your cause and we will help you define the real value of your damages.  

If you have been injured in a car or automobile accident your damages can include: substantial medical expenses, loss wages & loss of earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, mental anguish, other general or special damages, or even loss of life.  We have represented clients who have had spinal fusions, rhizotomies, epidural steroid injections, elbow and ankle fractures, broken noses, post concussion syndrome, and many other types of injuries in their car or automobile accidents.  Our law firm utilizes advanced case metrics to help you make an informed decision on your case.  We also have a combined 50 years of experience taking on insurance companies and big businesses.  We understand the insurance mindset and know the weaknesses.  Our experience sets us apart from other law firms in Louisiana.  So If you have a serious injury you need serious lawyers who will fight for your rights. 

We have the resources to help you get you the best results when you have been injured in a car or truck accident. We have helped thousands of clients get the compensation they were owed after a destructive car or automobile accident. We have represented clients injured in 18 wheeler accidents, commercial truck accidents, commercial bus accidents, and many other types of car and automobile accidents.  We have handled cases involving rear end collisions, t-bone collisions, head-on collisions, and many other types of accidents.  Whether your accident involves a failure to yield, failure to stop, excessive speeding, following too closely, careless operation, disregarded traffic control signals, or some other type of violation we can help you. 

Our office serves all areas across Louisiana.  If you have a new case you can select to have an attorney meet you in a public place in your area. We also work with the best medical facilities in your area so things are as convenient as possible for you. Call us today to schedule your free consultation.  We are sure that we can help you become another happy client of ours.

MARITIME & ADMIRALTY ACCIDENTS

Our law firm handles all types of maritime accidents in Louisiana and the territorial waters off of the coast of Louisiana.  We have extensive experience working cases involving admiralty jurisdiction including: the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Worker's Compensation Act (LHWCA), and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA).  We have helped our clients recover millions of dollars in admiralty and maritime cases and we can help you get maximum recovery on your case.

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The Jones Act allows an injured seaman to maintain an action for damages in either State or Federal Court.  The Act extends the protections of the Federal Employer's Liability Act ("FELA") to seamen.  The purpose of the Jones Act is to protect persons who work in inherently dangerous environments.  A Jones Act cause of action may be invoked only by a seaman (or his representative) and may generally only be asserted against the seaman's employer (or qualified employer); however, Jones Act Seamen may also sue the owner of any vessel on which he is working for a breach of the warranty of seaworthiness, regardless of whether the vessel is owned by his employer,and he may also sue third parties for general maritime negligence.  Actions by seamen against non-employers are subject to general maritime law and are predicated on tortious conduct.

The Longshore and Harbor Worker's Compensation Act (LHWCA) is a statutory workers compensation scheme which was created by the federal government in 1927. The LHWCA entitles a worker to reasonable and necessary medical benefits and indemnity benefits. Today, it provides coverage to certain maritime workers, including dock workers, port workers, and maritime workers not otherwise covered by the Jones Act.  Generally speaking, a worker covered by the LHWCA is entitled to temporary compensation benefits of two-thirds of his average weekly wage while still undergoing medical treatment, and then either a scheduled award for injury to body parts enumerated in 33 U.S.C. Section 908(c) or two-thirds of the workers' loss of wages, or wage earning capacity.  There are four categories of disability benefits: temporary total, temporary partial, permanent total, and permanent partial.  The difference between the types of benefits depends on whether the injured worker has achieved medical permanency, and whether the injured worker can return to his pre-injury employment, or return to some form of suitable alternative employment.

The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) is a federal law that provides comprehensive choice-of-law rules and federal regulation to activity occurring beyond the territorial waters of the states on the outer continental shelf of the United States.  Where the OCSLA and general maritime law both could apply, general maritime law will control.  If general maritime law does not control, the OCSLA could be implicated.  The OCSLA applies federal law to structures and things on the outer continental shelf of the United States. Under this statutory scheme the law of the adjacent state may be adopted as surrogate federal law to the extant that the state law is applicable and not inconsistent with federal law.  The OCSLA can also apply the LHWCA to certain injuries sustained by persons working on the OCS.  The OCSLA incorporates state law if a certain situs test is satisfied.  The U.S. Supreme Court applied a three-part test to determine whether to apply state law as surrogate federal law.  The three-part test requires the following: (1) the controversy must arise on a situs covered by OCSLA (i.e. the subsoil seabed, or artificial structures permanently or temporarily attached thereto); (2) federal maritime law must not apply of its own force; and (3) the state law must not be inconsistent with federal law.

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If you have been injured on the water you need a lawyer who has experience working maritime claims. The attorneys at Faucheux Law Firm have a combined 40 years of experience working maritime accidents.  Accidents on the water often involve very complex legal issues and the outcome of your case can hinge upon the lawyers knowledge and skill.  If you have been injured or diseased while working on navigable waters we can help you get the compensation you are owed. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

WRONGFUL DEATH & SURVIVAL CLAIMS

Families may file a wrongful death and survival action to hold an at-fault party accountable for the death of a loved one in a fatal accident. The type of accident generally does not matter when the responsible party's negligent or wrongful actions caused death. We help families navigate the complicated legal and financial issues after a fatal loss. Our compassionate and dedicated staff will assist you. Contact us today for a free consultation. ​​​​​

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE 

Unfortunately there are instances when the negligence or misconduct of doctors leads to disabling injuries and even death. If you or a family member have been injured by a doctor or hospital in Louisiana, trust the experience of Faucheux Law Firm.  We partner on medical malpractice cases with an experienced Attorney who is also a Medical Doctor. Adding a doctor-attorney to your legal team gives you a distinct advantage over other firms and provides you with specialized knowledge at no additional charge. 

LOUISIANA WORKERS' COMPENSATION 

Whether you need help with a worker's compensation claim because you got hurt on a job site or you aren't sure of your rights as an injured worker, we can help. When you are injured and unable to work, we understand the financial stress that can arise from lost wages, lost benefits, and lost insurance.  Although Louisiana has some of the most restrictive workers compensation laws in the country we have over 40 years of experience working workers' compensation cases.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Faucheux Law Firm provides personable, high-quality, and effective representation to all of our clients. We have over 40 years of of experience defending the rights of the accused. We will fight to protect your rights which are guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Louisiana Constitution. Our legal team works closely with each and every client, keeping them updated on the progress of their case, and answering any questions they may have in regards to their criminal proceedings. If you are facing criminal charges, don't wait to get help. Give us a call today!

FAMILY LAW

We have extensive experience in all areas of family law and associated matters. We understand that family and relationship problems can be emotionally draining.  In fact, family law issues can be the most challenging issues you'll ever face.  Whether you need assistance in a divorce, custody, support, or a partitionment we can help you.  We will provide you clear advice so that you can make a decision about what is best for you and your family. 

ESTATE PLANNING & SUCCESSIONS

Whether you need help drafting an estate plan or with a succession, we can assist you. Our firm has extensive experience working on successions. If you are concerned about the finanical security of your loved ones after you pass, we can draft an estate plan that maximizes your resources and goals. In other circumstances, families have disputes involving property formerly belonging to a deceased loved one. When statutory grounds exist to attack an improperly administered succession you need a lawyer that will fight for your rights. We can also help you if (1) you have lost a relative and desire to be put into possession of property; (2) you desire to nullify an improperly administered succession; or (3) you need help drafting an estate plan. Contact us today so that we can help you obtain your legal goals.

OTHER PRACTICE AREAS

The above list of services is not intended to be an all inclusive list of services provided by our law firm. We offer a wide variety of legal services and we are committed to serving the unique needs of our clients. We are Lawyers that serve Louisiana. So if you have a question about a legal matter contact Faucheux Law Firm.

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