We are proud of the results we have achieved for our clients, including millions of dollars in settlements, as well as Not Guilty verdicts in complex cases with tough odds. Our victories stem from two factors: our aggressive, never-quit attitude and our ability to work side-by-side with our clients as we explore every angle that might benefit them. Nothing is off limits as we fight for your rights or your recovery.
Here are some examples of our recent successes.
Our client was charged with a Hit and Run fatality, and the case went to trial twice. The first ended in a mistrial due to a hung jury. We continued to represent our client in a second trial, and despite the state introducing evidence that he was over the legal alcohol limit, the jury returned with a unanimous Not Guilty verdict.
Criminal charges dropped. Tables turned. $2.2 million settlement in fraud suit.
A client came to us having been wrongly accused of felony theft in a commercial construction case. We were able to get those charges dismissed. Subsequently, we filed a civil lawsuit and eventually proved that it was actually the accusers who had committed fraud. The company had stolen money from our client and his subcontractors in a financial shell game. We recovered a $2.2 million settlement to make our client and his subcontractors whole.
Maximum Recovered for Personal Injury Case
In this case, our client had injuries to his neck, cervical spine, chest, head, and multiple sprains and contusions from a car accident with an underinsured motorist. Our office was able to recover the maximum from the defendant tort fessor and the maximum from his UM (Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist) as well as negotiate his medical bills down to compensate him for his injuries, pain, and suffering.
$4.5 million settlement in a maritime accident
In this case, we were able to recover $4.5 million in damages under the Jones Act for our client, who was injured while working on a barge in the Mississippi River. A faulty steel cable broke and wrapped around our client’s leg. As a result of the accident, he lost one leg and over the next two years, fought to keep the other. He died after a grueling battle, in part due to a pre-existing heart condition. Even though our client had an existing unrelated health condition, we were able to win Survival Action in this case, which allowed us to recover for pain and suffering from the time of the injury until his death and for his economic losses.
$1.335 million settlement for a client injured in a motorcycle accident
Our client was riding his motorcycle when he was struck by a distracted motorist. Our client sustained a serious back injury and we recovered more than $1.3 million in damages.
$10 million in damages after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Thus far, the DeJean Law Office team has recovered $10 million in damages for a group of South Louisiana shrimpers, dock owners, large vessel owners and other businesses after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused massive loss of habitat and income due to negligence.
$1.2 million settlement in a product liability case
We recovered $1.2 million under the Louisiana Product Liability Act for a plant worker who was injured while erecting a massive steel conveyor system. A faulty component of the machinery detached and crushed our client’s leg, also injuring his head, back and arm.
$778,000 Jury Verdict in a car accident caused by an underinsured motorist
We won $778,000 for a client who was injured in a car accident after being hit by an underinsured motorist. In addition to recovering damages for injuries, we were also able to recover damages from the carrier of his Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Policy when we proved the carrier acted in bad faith. We proved the company was being arbitrary and capricious by not settling the claim. In this one-two punch, we settled with the tortfeasor (the defendant), and we took the carrier to trial. The jury awarded damages plus penalties against the insurance company.
$500,000 Jury Verdict for an unsupervised youth injury
A minor who was playing basketball at a private residence sustained a head injury after he was pushed onto concrete by a group of overly aggressive kids. We recovered the maximum amount of liability at the trial from the parent defendant for $500,000.
Our client was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine. End result: not guilty and our client was able to get his life back on track.
$105,000 in a Workers Compensation settlement
Workers Compensation cases are notoriously challenging, but in this case we secured a strong settlement for a physician’s assistant who was injured on job.
$250,000 settlement in a train-car collision
In a case involving a train-car collision, we recovered a $250,000 settlement from a national railroad company when a motorist was hit by a train.
$125,000 in a “Slip and Fall” supermarket incident
Premise liability or “Slip and Fall” cases are challenging for plaintiffs to win, but DeJean Law Office won a $125,000 settlement for a client who fell at a supermarket and suffered back injuries.
$125,000 in an auto accident
In this automobile accident, our client sustained soft tissue back injuries and we won her a $125,000 settlement.
Criminal charges reduced
Our client was charged with third offense DWI, careless operation, driving under suspension, and resisting an officer. DeJean Law worked diligently to first get the charge reduced to second offense DWI. The matter came up for trial and was submitted to the Court. Our client was found not guilty on second offense DWI, and driving under suspension. The judge found the client guilty of failure to maintain control and resisting an officer. The client only paid a $170 fine.
Veteran Wins Big In Personal Injury Settlement
Our team recently represented an 84-year-old veteran who was in a car accident and helped him get major success.
He was the longest-serving enlisted man in Louisiana history.
Our client was rear-ended and suffered a concussion and post-concussion syndrome. The insurance company refused to pay a single dollar in the settlement. The Defendants were also caught intentionally destroying evidence. The Judge ruled that a jury would be entitled to the adverse presumption that the evidence destroyed was favorable to the plaintiff. DeJean Law Office took the case to trial and was able to recover a total of $147,500.00 for Mr. Sancho.