Firm Overview

New Orleans Maritime and Personal Injury Lawyers

 

Protect Your Legal Rights

A serious personal injury, work accident or wrongful death can leave you and your family in emotional and financial distress. When you have been injured or have lost a loved one because of the negligence or fault of others, our skilled attorneys help you get the damages you are entitled to by aggressively pursuing your legal rights in and out of the courtroom.

At Lestelle & Lestelle, we work to recover money for you for past and future medical bills, physical and mental pain and suffering, loss of earnings, loss of love and affection and other damages that you may be entitled to recover under the law.
Don’t wait. Many types of lawsuits have only a one-year filing deadline. Get started today with a free initial case evaluation by one of our experienced lawyers. Call 504-828-1224 or contact us.

How We Can Help You

Injured maritime workers and longshoremen often need an attorney to help them get the payments and benefits to which they are legally entitled. We help injured seamen and maritime workers recover benefits under the Jones Act and general maritime law. Likewise, we help injured longshoremen, shipyard workers and harbor workers get the payments and benefits to which they are legally entitled under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.

Our experienced attorneys also help people who have been injured and families that have lost loved ones due to truck and car accidents, slip-and-falls, and other accidents. And we help people who have suffered damages and losses because of defective products or drugs and other negligent acts.

If you have lost a loved one due to wrongful death, we understand that you need our knowledgeable attorneys to aggressively represent you to recover money for your medical bills, funeral expenses, lost income, loss of love and affection and other types of damages that you may be entitled to recover under the law. We also understand the need to treat your family with care, consideration and thoughtfulness at this distressing time.

When your home or other property has been damaged from a hurricane, flood, fire, oil spill or other disaster, we navigate through the complex insurance issues to get the insurance company to pay for your losses. And if your valid property damage claim is denied by your insurance company, or if the insurance company has treated you badly, consult with us about handling a claim for insurance bad faith.

Our firm has earned a reputation for excellence and commitment to our clients. We have an AV* rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is its highest evaluation of attorney ethics and legal ability.

Contact Our Injury Attorneys

Please call us today at 504-828-1224 or contact us online to schedule a free initial case evaluation. We can visit you in the hospital or your home if injuries prevent you from traveling to our office. We handle most personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that if we accept your case, you will not pay us a fee for our services unless we are successful in recovering compensation for you. In contingency fee cases, our legal fee is a certain percentage of your total recovery.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Our attorneys are licensed in the following states:

Andrea Lestelle – Licensed in Louisiana
Terrence Lestelle – Licensed in Louisiana, Mississippi and Colorado
Richard Morgain – Licensed in Louisiana

The attorneys of Lestelle & Lestelle, APLC, based in Metairie, Louisiana, represent clients throughout the Gulf Coast and elsewhere across the United States. We assist clients in Metairie, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Kenner, Gretna, Hammond, Houma, Shreveport, Alexandria, Natchitoches, Lafayette, Opelousas, Lake Charles, Morgan City and New Iberia, Louisiana, and Jackson, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Biloxi and Meridian, Mississippi, and more.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.