Personal Injury, Products Litigation
The Thibodeaux Law Firm, LLC has a core of attorneys skilled in
representing manufacturers, insurers
and business owners in controversies involving personal injuries,
industrial accidents and allegedly defective products. A firm member
participated in the first lecture series following passage of the
Louisiana Products Liability Act in 1988.
The firm successfully defended and obtained one of the few
defense verdicts arising out of the ATV litigation explosion of the
1980s. Constructors of immovable (real) property now have clearer
rights under Louisiana's statute of repose (peremption) to be
insulated from liability long after the completion of their work, in
part from results obtained by The Thibodeaux Law Firm attorneys.
Corporations that employ subcontractors have reconfirmed
insulation from tort liability to employees of their subcontractors.
Ever on the leading edge of the law, the firm has: (a)
obtained one of the first rulings in the country that handgun
manufacturers cannot be held responsible for injuries sustained by
innocent victims of criminal handgun violence; (b) confirmed the right
of an employer to be insulated from wrongful discharge liability to an
employee terminated for environmental pollution; and (c) caused
Louisiana courts to precisely define the coverage limitations of surplus
lines insurers in the absence of statutory or regulatory guidelines.