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We do not specialize in one area, we specialize in getting the best recovery possible in any case. We are willing to take on any case that meets our criteria, but we tend to handle a lot of the types of cases and injuries listed below.

  • Trucking and Commercial Vehicle Crashes
  • Jones Act - Offshore - Maritime
  • Railroad Worker and Railroad Crossing
  • Industrial Explosions
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Brain Injuries (TBI & MTBI)
  • Spine Injuries (Neck & Back)

The best lawyers choose the best clients. Our success stories have a common thread: good people with real injuries.

We are thorough, aggressive, and relentless. We don’t promise “quick checks” on TV and we don't accept cheap settlements. We take pride in our work. We take pride in representing good people with real injuries. Once we take a case, we are 100% dedicated to getting the best result possible for our client.

We start by taking the time to listen to you. Then we use logic and creativity to present your case in the most compelling way.

We have a saying we live by at Broussard Injury Lawyers: "Settlement is just something that happens on the way to trial." We know you will only get the settlement you deserve when the other side knows you are ready for trial. Plain and simple. That's why we get every case ready for trial as fast as we can. Then, if the defendant still refuses to pay, we have the skills and experience to hold them accountable in the courtroom.

Each case is assigned to a specific Case Manager who will know everything about your case from top to bottom. Then, we have multiple specialized departments that work on every case. The purpose of these departments are to help push your case forward, on a precise, strategic path. We did not design the structure of Broussard + Williamson to make money. We built Broussard + Williamson to be the best personal injury litigation and trial firm we could imagine, and we are constantly getting better.

The parties who might be entitled to file a personal injury claim against the defendants will depend on who was injured or killed in an explosion accident and the relationships of other parties to the victim.

In an injury claim, the injured victim may file a lawsuit against the parties that contributed to the accident. If the victim is a child, the child’s parents may file a lawsuit for him or her.

Claims that involve workplace accidents can be filed by the injured worker or the families of workers who were killed. In wrongful death explosion accident lawsuits, people with the following relationships to the deceased person can file claims:

  • Spouses or children
  • Parents if there wasn’t a spouse or child
  • Siblings if the parents do not survive
  • Grandparents if none of the other parties survive
  • Filing a lawsuit might allow victims or their families to recover damages for their losses.

It is easier to determine who caused your accident in Louisiana when you work with one of our personal injury attorneys at Broussard Injury Lawyers. Our lawyer will look at your evidence, including police reports, photographs, medical records, and a list of witnesses.

After studying the details, our motorcycle accident lawyers in Lake Charles and New Orleans will decide whether negligence was involved in your accident.

Personal injury cases can be complex and require substantial investigation. An experienced lawyer will understand how these claims should be investigated and how to uncover important evidence to prove the liability of the defendants.

Insurance companies often try to minimize how much they might be forced to pay or avoid paying claims altogether. An attorney can anticipate the tactics that an insurance company might use and build a strong case for his or her client.

The attorneys at Broussard Injury Lawyers understand how devastating personal injury accidents can be for the victims and their families. We are dedicated to helping our clients recover the maximum compensation. Call us today for a free claim evaluation at (337) 439-2450.

Trucking & Commercial Vehicle Crashes

Trucking accidents are a serious issue because they often result in severe physical injuries and fatalities. Large trucks are heavier, more difficult to maneuver, and require more stopping distance than other vehicles.

When a truck is involved in an accident, the size and weight of the truck can cause more destruction than a smaller car. Additionally, trucking accidents often lead to multiple vehicle collisions, making them even more dangerous.

Yes, you can sue a trucking company in Louisiana. However, the laws in Louisiana are complicated when it comes to trucking companies, so it is best to speak with an experienced attorney who can help you understand your legal rights and options.

The amount of a truck accident case depends on a variety of factors, including the extent of the injuries and damages, the laws of the state in which the accident occurred, and which party was at fault. The value of a truck accident case can vary widely.

Jones Act – Offshore – Maritime

If you or a loved one have been injured in an offshore accident, our experienced offshore lawyers at Broussard Injury Lawyers are here to help. We have won millions of dollars for injured maritime workers, and others who have suffered injuries from offshore accidents.

We will use our extensive knowledge to fight for you and help you recover the losses that you deserve. We understand the financial hardships involved in maritime accidents, especially since the injured maritime worker may be unable to work, which is why you do not pay us unless we win.

The Jones Act is named after Senator Wesley L. Jones, who sponsored the Merchant Marine Act of 1920. The act was primarily intended to protect the US maritime industry and ensure that all goods shipped between US ports were carried on US-flagged vessels, crewed by US citizens.

Brain & Spine Injuries

When hiring a traumatic brain injury lawyer, make sure the lawyer you choose has extensive experience in handling traumatic brain injury cases. Look for a lawyer who is willing to listen to your concerns and questions, and who can explain the legal process in a way that is easy to understand.

Do your research on the lawyer’s history and reputation to get an idea of how successful they are in handling similar cases. Read reviews from past clients, especially from clients that have worked with the attorney on TBI cases.

Some traumatic brain injuries heal and cause little permanent effect. Those who suffer permanent brain damage from TBI, however, experience a wide range of disabilities, including the following:

  • Paralysis
  • Seizures
  • Blindness
  • Memory loss
  • Cognitive problems
  • Learning disabilities
  • Personality changes
  • Mood swings
  • Impaired communication skills

TBI can have a profound effect on quality of life, including the inability to work, inability to interact socially and within the family, loss of normal body skills. Serious brain damage may mean the patient must spend a life dependent on nursing care.

Broussard Injury Lawyers has a proven track record of getting our clients the most out of their Brain Injury claims. Our firm serves clients throughout Louisiana from our Lake Charles and New Orleans offices.

If you would like to discuss a personal injury claim and arrange your free and confidential consultation with one of our Louisiana traumatic brain injury lawyers, please call (337) 439-2450 or e-mail our office at


Trial attorneys are lawyers who are trained to practice law in court trials. They are sometimes referred to as litigators, even though trial attorneys aim to go to trial while litigation attorneys usually try to reach a settlement. As a trial firm, our job is to represent you in court and help you get the highest possible payout to help make your life easier after the injuries you suffered.

Trial lawyers are a one-stop shop for personal injury lawsuits. If your case ends up in court we will guide you through the process of trial preparation, file any pre-trial motions, gather evidence on your behalf, interview potential witnesses, and present your case in court. We will be there for you every step of the way, constantly looking out for your best interests.

In Louisiana, you do not need an attorney to represent you in a personal injury lawsuit. But your chances of getting any type of pay-out for your injury increase drastically if you have the right team of trial lawyers on your side. If you want to know more about the benefits of hiring a trial firm, get in touch with us now.

All lawyers can guide you on how to accept a settlement in your personal injury case. But if the settlement you are being offered is not high enough, you will have to go to trial. Your chances of winning will increase significantly if you hire a trial lawyer who is specially trained in representing clients in front of a judge.

The most important thing about choosing the right personal injury lawyers is a proven track record of winning personal injury lawsuits in court. When you are going against big insurance companies or large corporations you want to be represented by someone who knows what they are doing. You also need someone who is not afraid to go to trial.

Wrongful Death

Broussard Injury Lawyers understands the deeply emotional situation you are in and the frustrations you feel. We will endeavor to protect your family from further pain. Our best efforts will focus on proving the defendant’s responsibility in the cause of death, and with compassion and strength, we will convey the significant depth of your loss.

Our law firm has recovered more than $100 million in damages for injured clients and for those who have lost loved ones. We have extensive experience in bringing wrongful death cases to court.

In Louisiana, a wrongful death claim can be brought by the deceased person’s surviving spouse, children, or other close relatives. In some cases, the claim might also be brought by a representative of the deceased person’s estate.

Industrial Explosions and Injuries

Yes, there is a statute of limitations for explosion accident cases in Louisiana. The law states that an injured party has one year from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. If the lawsuit is not filed within that year, the injured party may be prevented from recovering damages.

Most industrial explosion cases settle before they wind up in court. However, it’s important to select an explosion lawyer that is ready and willing to fight in court. Most of the time, insurance companies know which lawyers are trial lawyers, and which lawyers would rather not go to court. For that reason, it’s better to work with a trial lawyer with extensive experience in bringing explosion cases to trial.

Motor Vehicle Crash

An auto accident attorney can help you get the most for your accident, as they are well-versed in your legal rights to compensation. Insurance companies work to minimize claims costs whenever possible in order to increase their profits, so if you try to handle the case on your own, you may only receive the bare minimum. An attorney can ensure that you get the compensation you are entitled to.

Yes, there is a statute of limitations in car accident cases in Louisiana. According to Louisiana Civil Code Article 3492, personal injury claims (including those related to car accidents) must be filed within one year of the date of the accident.

Motorcycle Crash

In Louisiana, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is one year from the date of an injury-causing event. Missing the filing deadline can mean forfeiting your right to file a case. There are some exceptions; contact us today to discuss the details of your case.

If the evidence suggests someone else was partially responsible, even if you are partially responsible yourself, you may be able to seek compensation. Your compensation may be reduced due to your “contributory negligence,” but you can still make a claim. This type of law is complex, but we are more than happy to have an initial conversation with you to determine if you have a case worth pursuing.

Hurricane Insurance Claims

We said it once and we will say it again. Hiring an experienced hurricane insurance claim attorney can drastically increase your chances of getting a payout. Sure, you could try to fight the insurance giants on your own. But if you are looking for the fastest way to move on and forget about what happened, then hiring a hurricane claim lawyer is the way to go.

As hurricane insurance attorneys we will start by evaluating your claim to see if you have a valid case and how much money you could get. We will then gather and analyze the evidence needed for your claim, such as photos and videos of property damage, repair estimates, etc. After filing your claim, we will communicate with your insurer and fight against any denied claims – so that you don’t have to.

The best time to contact a trial attorney is soon after the storm passes. That way we can help you to avoid a few common mistakes and traps when claiming your insurance. But we can also step in at any time when you start having trouble getting paid.

First and foremost – we want you to stay safe. When you return to your home or place of business check it for any hazards, such as cut power lines, debris, or flood water. Then, take photos and create an inventory of damaged property. You will also find the payment receipts for any damaged items. If you are in touch with the insurance company, make sure to keep detailed records of any phone calls, face-to-face meetings or e-mails exchanged with them.

Many hurricane insurance claims are settled soon after you hire an attorney. An insurance company will realize that the client saw through their actions and they will agree to pay what is due. But in some cases, you might have to take the insurance company to court. If that happens, you will want a skilled trial attorney with real court experience at your side.