The Services We Provide
Practical & Foolproof Legal Solutions
Maritime - Jones Act
We represent maritime workers who are hurt on the job working in the Gulf of Mexico and inland rivers and lakes, such as the Mississippi River. Passengers can sometimes recover as well. You may be able to recover from your employer, from a third party, or from a vessel itself.
Serious Auto Accidents
Car accidents are unfortunately common, and they can lead to serious, painful injuries. If you (or a relative) were recently involved in an automobile accident that was not your fault, we invite you to give our office a call at (225)757-0159. We can help to assess what your case might be worth, and give you an idea of what you might expect if you choose to take legal action.
Were you or a relative injured in an accident caused by an 18-wheeler (or other large commercial truck)? Big trucks can cause big injuries, and our attorneys understand the unique aspects of trucking suits.
Wrongful Death and Survival
A family member’s death is always a tragedy. When a loved one dies because of another person’s fault, you might be able to receive compensation. Under Louisiana’s wrongful death law, certain family members can recover for their losses caused by a loved one’s death. Under Louisiana's survival law, certain family members may recover for the loved one's pre-death pain and suffering.
Intentional Torts (Personal Injury)
An injury can sometimes occur intentionally through someone else’s fault. Intentional torts in Louisiana include assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and false imprisonment. If somebody else has intentionally hurt you, we urge you to call our office. We can help you to understand what causes of action you might have, as well as what your case might be worth.
Contrary to popular belief, the most common law suit is a business against business claim. I represent small businesses in their disputes.
Louisiana is a great spot for businesses, and our office is equipped to help companies of all sizes with their legal needs. We can help your business to thrive in a variety of ways, from reviewing leases and contracts to litigating on your behalf.
I tried my first criminal case as a senior in law school. I spent three years in the Orleans Parish District Attorney's office as a prosecutor. Since 1990, I have been representing the accused in state and federal court through out Louisiana.
Our attorneys are experienced in representing people arrested for non-violent felonies, including drug charges. An attorney will represent your best interests in court, help you protect your personal rights and liberties, and will also make sure you understand the justice system (which can feel overwhelming). Therefore, it is important to get in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible after you are arrested.
Misdemeanors – City Court
The justice system can be overwhelming for anybody, including those arrested for a misdemeanor. Calling an attorney is an important first step after you are arrested. A lawyer will represent your best interests in court and make sure your rights and liberties are respected. Furthermore, an attorney will help you feel more comfortable with the legal process. We encourage you to call our office if you have been arrested for a misdemeanor such as Possession of Marijuana, Driving While Intoxicated, Trespassing, Criminal Mischief.
What our clients think of us
Dan Claitor represented me throughout a horrible, fatal auto accident which occurred during a rain storm. Having an outstanding knowledge and experience within the law. Dan guided me and my wife through the steps needed to prepare for all court appearances as well as with civil law suits facing us during this 18 month ordeal. Dan used a highly personal approach and communicated effectively and sincerely with the injured parties. He negotiated with the other attorneys and insurance representatives to facilitate an acceptable outcome to all parties. In addition to Dan Claitor’s legal expertise, his personal sensitivity and calming demeanor gave me and my wife peace of mind from our first meeting until he achieved the best possible outcome. He is a credit to the legal profession and I would trust him to represent me in any legal capacity.
Where you can find us
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