Areas of Practice

AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT

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If you or a loved one has been involved in an automobile accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation for: 1) damage to your vehicle; 2) medical bills related to the treatment of any and all injuries caused by the accident; 3) any and all wages lost because of the accident; 4) pain and suffering; and 5) permanent injury or disfigurement. Furthermore, for injuries sustained in a drunk driving accident, you may also be entitled to punitive damages. If you or a loved one has been involved in an automobile accident, please give us a call and we'll help guide you through the complex litigation process necessary to restore your rights.

PREMISES LIABILITY

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Property owners have a legal responsibility to ensure that their premises are reasonably safe for guests and visitors. Premises liability is an area of law that holds landowners legally responsible for a third party’s injuries under certain circumstances.  Our office represents people who are injured on both commercial and residential properties. Premises liability often hinges on the facts and circumstances of each case. An experienced attorney can assist you in understanding which facts and circumstances provide the basis for a sustainable claim.  If you or a loved one have been injured while on the premises of another person or business, give us a call to discuss your rights. 

MARITIME - ADMIRALTY

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Maritime law governs accidents that occur on the water and/or connected with the water.  This area of the law requires specialized knowledge and skill to successfully represent those people who have maritime accidents.  For the residents of Louisiana, this knowledge is extremely important because of the amount of people that work in the offshore oil industry. Working in this industry often involves a significant degree of risk that can sometimes result in serious injury.  Federal law provides protection to maritime workers under the Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA).  However, determining what kind of protection is afforded to an individual requires a fact-intensive inquiry best suited for someone familiar with the law.  Our office is experienced in maritime law and can give you the best chance in protecting your rights should you be injured offshore or on inland waters.  Please give us a call to discuss your claim further.  

WORKERS COMPENSATION

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If you have been injured on the job and you are not receiving proper medical care or compensation for your lost wages, you need a lawyer who will help you navigate the Louisiana workers' compensation process and fight on your behalf for the benefits you legally deserve.  The workers compensation process and relevant legal statutes can be a minefield for anyone not experienced in the legalese thrown around immediately following an on the job injury.  At Fontenot & Ludeau, we are skilled in the field of workers compensation and willing to help injured workers throughout Louisiana pursue fair compensation and medical benefits for injuries they have suffered on the job.  When you call our office, we will help you begin the process of seeking just compensation for your injuries. 

FAMILY LAW

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Transitions in family relationships are never an easy task.  There are oftentimes hard feelings and high emotions controlling your decision making.  Whatever your reason may be for seeking a divorce or a child custody arrangement, you would be wise to seek a reputable lawyer who can help you plan and carry out the most advantageous strategy for your individual circumstances.  The outcome of a divorce or child custody agreement is likely to impact the rest of your life.  Your financial security and parental relationships with your children are too important to leave to chance.  Give our office a call and let us help you plan for the next step in your life.