Protecting Individual Clients & Their Families since 1978

Personal Injury Law Firm

Oilfield Injury

When an oilfield accident happens, the well owners and operators begin their investigation immediately. Our firm acts quickly to protect your interests. We get copies of the well file, invoices, rig tickets, work orders, accident reports, and photographs, immediately. Our team of attorneys, investigators, and experts know how to act quickly and efficiently to protect your rights.

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18-Wheeler Injury

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident involving a tractor trailer, there are many aspects of responsibility to consider. Our attorneys are experienced in uncovering the true party at fault and pursuing full compensation for your injury.

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Construction Injury

If you have been injured on your construction related job and you have questions about who is at fault, please give us a call today. Our attorneys are experienced in uncovering who is actually at fault and holding them responsible for their negligence.

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Brain Injury

When you experience serious head trauma, a traumatic brain injury (or TBI) can completely change your life. But how do you know if you have experienced TBI? Our attorneys have spent countless hours researching advanced technology that can detect complex brain injuries which can help you get the treatment you need.

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Spinal Injury

The time between injury and treatment can be critical in determining the extent of treatment needed. It is important to see a doctor right away and to describe all of your symptoms and pain. If you think your spinal injury could have been prevented or occurred because of negligence, call our attorneys today.

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Maritime & Offshore

The days after an on-the-job injury are critical. Your employer might insist that you see a company doctor. The danger with that is that the company doctor could send you back to work before you are fully recovered. This could cause your maintenance and cure benefits to be canceled. However, maritime law gives you maintenance and cure until you are completely recovered. Our firm is experienced in dealing with employers to get you the treatment you need.

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Orthopedic Injury

Orthopedic injuries can vary in the severity and type of treatment required. If you are experiencing ongoing symptoms from an injury and your insurance company is refusing to pay for the treatment you need, involving one of our attorneys may help you get the long-term care that you require.

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Auto Collision Injury

The steps you take after an automobile accident are crucial to ensuring the at-fault parties are held responsible. Read more to learn the steps you need to take at the scene of the accident and in the days following. Our attorneys are experienced in helping you sort through what happens next and ensuring you get the treatment you need.

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Wrongful Death

What do you do after a loved one dies? If you do not know where to turn, let us help you. Our offices are committed to walking with families through the tragedy of wrongful death. If you have reason to believe that your loved one’s death may have been preventable, give our attorneys a call today.

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$27,500,000.00

Class action settlement concerning dairy feed

$23,500,000.00+

Jury verdict in oilfield personal injury

$5,000,000.00

Jury verdict in wrongful death of a pedestrian

$4,750,000.00

Settlement of wrongful death automobile collision

$4,000,000.00+

Bench trial verdict in motorcycle collision

$4,000,000.00+

Jury verdict in action regarding falling luggage from overhead airplane compartment

$3,700,000.00

Jury verdict in single car hydroplaning crash

$3,000,000.00

Settlement of oilfield personal injury

Who We Are...

We are committed to our family of clients.
“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.”
-Mother Teresa

This is our firm’s guiding philosophy. We give each client the attention they deserve. We have no billboards, no TV advertisements, and no catch phrases, because we focus on our clients instead of ourselves.

If you are injured, please contact us to talk about becoming part of the family. We have five attorneys who are here to help one person at a time.

We are committed to our community.

“One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.”
-John F. Kennedy

We believe in going beyond the practice of law, to make a difference in our communities. This is why Scott has started the “Louisiana Heroes’ Scholarship Fund”. The fund provides vocational school and college tuition to children of our State’s teachers, coaches, law enforcement officers, and first responders.

To apply for the Louisiana Heroes’ Scholarship Fund, or for more information about contributing to the fund, please email Scott Chafin or call
(318) 865-8680 or (504) 475-7100.

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Experience:

Our firm has over 40 years of experience in providing successful outcomes for a wide range of unique and complicated cases. Since 1978 our attorneys have committed themselves to overcoming challenges in complex cases creatively and skillfully.

Personal Attention:

Our firm was founded on the principle that exceptional client care goes hand in hand with innovative case work. We treat our clients like family and strive to meet needs as soon as they arise.

No Up Front Fees or Costs:

Our firm never charges any up-front fees, our consultations are free, and we do not charge by the hour. We do not get paid until you do.

Reputation:

Our firm believes in going beyond the practice of law, to make a difference in our communities. We are involved in a number of non-profits throughout our state and have our own scholarship fund.

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