what we do


Hurricanes are a way of life in Southeast Louisiana. Many homeowners and businesses have struggled to recover the full extent of their losses in the aftermath of major storms. The fight with insurance companies seems to be never-ending. For years, you sacrificed to pay premiums to your insurance company, and it is now time to have them do what you paid for and pursue the results you deserve. Fair is fair.Beginning in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Mr. Piacun has earned significant experience handling homeowner and business insurance claims following hurricanes and other powerful storms.  He has assembled an experienced and effective team to investigate and develop your claim to present the best possible case to your insurance company for full and fair compensation for your losses. Mr. Piacun and his team are ready to go to work for you.


Our team of claim professionals have the experience to investigate your losses and make sure that all of your covered damages are identified and submitted as part of your claim. You may not even know that you have sustained damage to your home or business that is covered under your policy. Our team of claim professionals will inspect your home or business thoroughly to make sure that all damage is found and identified and made part of your claim.We are paid only if we recover additional amounts for you as part of our investigation. You keep every penny that you may have been paid by your insurance company before we get started. And if we fail to recover any additional amount for you, you owe us nothing.


You can help us develop your claim through the following:1) Gather all necessary documents. Insurance policies, declarations pages, and premium renewal notices are critical documents required to assert any homeowners or business claim because they should show the types of coverage and amounts of Insurance coverage in effect at the time of the storm.2) Save your photos! Photographs and video are usually the best evidence of the apparent or obvious damages that your property sustained. Similarly, pre-storm photographs of the condition of your home’s interior and exterior and contents are invaluable proof of the existence and condition of your personal property prior to the storm.3) Save all letters, estimates and other communication with your insurance company and adjusters. Louisiana law sets specific time limits and other requirements for insurance companies to respond and pay your claims following their receipt of proof of your loss. Many claims may fall through the cracks of this process, particularly when you may be assigned to many different adjusters. Our team of claim professionals will also need to review your insurance company’s initial estimates to evaluate whether all of your losses were fairly addressed and paid.4) Additional Living Expenses. Most homeowners insurance policies provide for additional living expense coverage to reimburse you for expenses incurred because of an evacuation or relocation due to damage to your home. Recoverable expenses usually include gasoline expenses, hotel expenses, food and clothing expenses, and even rent and utility expenses for prolonged absences from your home. Be sure to save all receipts and credit card statements documenting these expenses.


Mr. Piacun is the son of an oyster fisherman and literally grew up on the water. He spent many years working on his family’s oyster boat, and knows firsthand the many dangers presented by hazardous work on vessels. Mr. Piacun is also an avid offshore and onshore fisherman, and has personally handled many different types and sizes of recreational and commercial fishing boats. Mr. Piacun has recovered millions of dollars for individuals injured offshore or while working on or near the water.

Mr. Piacun and has extensive experience handling the following types of cases:

Jones Act
Recreational fishing boat injuries
Crew boat injuries
Vessel unseaworthiness
Push boat/Tug boat/Barge injuries
Dockside injuries
Offshore injuries
General Maritime claims
Longshore injuries and claims

If you were the victim of an offshore or maritime accident, please contact Mr. Piacun today for your free consultation.


When you or a family member are ill, injured, or need medical assistance, you are dependent on your doctors, nurses, therapists, hospitals, and the medical community to help you. But doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are increasingly required to do more in less time. This means that patients may receive less attention. When your quality of care suffers, patients can suffer life-changing injuries. If you or a loved one has been harmed by medical malpractice, you need a lawyer who will guide you through the process to make a strong case holding those responsible and obtaining fair compensation for your damages.

Mr. Piacun provides strong, effective, caring representation for those who have been harmed by the negligence of medical professionals. Mr. Piacun has handled many types of medical malpractice case, including:

Doctor malpractice
Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
Hospital malpractice
Surgical injuries
Anesthesia errors
Emergency room malpractice
Nursing errors
Patient scheduling errors
Radiology errors
Medication and Laboratory errors
Pharmacy errors
Birth injuries
Failure to diagnose cancer or another disease

Mr. Piacun has practiced law for over 20 years. During this time, he has helped many people recover the financial compensation to help them move forward from catastrophic acts of medical negligence. In many cases, a bad result does not necessarily mean that malpractice took place. If there is evidence to show that you were harmed by medical malpractice, Mr. Piacun will work hard to help you recover full compensation for your damages. Contact Mr. Piacun to schedule your free consultation today.


Most of us have heard sometimes frightening stories of elderly loved ones being neglected or harmed in nursing homes. Many nursing homes and their staff are stretched thin and simply do not have the time or resources necessary to care for elderly loved ones who cannot care for themselves. Being left alone for prolonged periods of time can cause many different illnesses and injuries, including bedsores. With already debilitated elderly patients, bedsores can grow in a hurry causing very serious complications and even death. Mr. Piacun has significant experience handling cases against nursing homes, including the following types of cases:

Patient neglect
Falls/Broken hips and bones
Bedsores/Sacral wounds
Physical and mental abuse
Failure to communicate with doctors and family members
Improper medication and nutrition

If you believe that an elderly family member or loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or injury, please contact Mr. Piacun today for a free consultation.


Big trucks often act like they own the road. Think of the damage and destruction that can be caused by an 80,000 pound big rig crashing into your car or even SUV. Not surprisingly, commercial trucks and big rig tractor trailers can cause serious and often fatal injuries to other motorists.

Mr. Piacun has extensive experience handling cases against the owners and operators of big rigs and semi tractors. Receive a free consultation if you have been injured as a result of an accident caused by an 18 wheeler.


Trips and falls at retail stores, grocery stores and other business establishments are well known hazards. Many stores place their products on shelves, usually at eye level, and invite you to look at their products for you to purchase. Unfortunately, when your eyes are looking at the products that they are trying to sell you, you cannot be looking at the floor below you at the same time. Grocery stores, retail stores, and other business establishments know this, and have a duty of care to make sure that their floors and premises are free from trip hazards and other defects that may cause you to fall and become injured. If you have suffered injury because of a trip or fall at a grocery store, retail store, or other business establishment, please contact Mr. Piacun for a free consultation. 

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Joseph S. Piacun
Piacun Law Firm LLC
1340 Poydras Street, Suite 2100
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

Telephone: (504) 867-4542
Facsimile: (504) 599-8579