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Louisiana Personal Injury Lawyers

When you are involved in an accident or otherwise injured due to someone else’s careless or reckless actions, it can be difficult to know what to do next. You may need extensive, ongoing medical care—but how will you pay for that treatment? What if you are unable to return to work for weeks or months following the accident? Who is responsible for these costs, not to mention the intangible pain and suffering you have experienced?

At Jones & Hill, we understand the far-reaching impact serious injuries have, not just on victims but on their loved ones and family members, as well.

We know that the immediate aftermath of an accident can be overwhelming and chaotic, especially if you were rushed to the hospital and/or face ongoing treatment and surgeries.

When you are involved in an accident or otherwise injured due to someone else’s careless or reckless actions, it can be difficult to know what to do next. You may need extensive, ongoing medical care—but how will you pay for that treatment? What if you are unable to return to work for weeks or months following the accident? Who is responsible for these costs, not to mention the intangible pain and suffering you have experienced?

At Jones & Hill, we understand the far-reaching impact serious injuries have, not just on victims but on their loved ones and family members, as well.

We know that the immediate aftermath of an accident can be overwhelming and chaotic, especially if you were rushed to the hospital and/or face ongoing treatment and surgeries.

But if your accident was caused by another person or party’s negligence or wrongdoing, you have the legal right to pursue a personal injury claim for your current and future damages—and Jones & Hill can help.

For over 35 years, we have been fighting for the rights of injured individuals and the families of those wrongfully killed throughout the state of Louisiana. With multiple offices and a team of dedicated, proven trial lawyers, Jones & Hill is here for you.

But if your accident was caused by another person or party’s negligence or wrongdoing, you have the legal right to pursue a personal injury claim for your current and future damages—and Jones & Hill can help.

For over 35 years, we have been fighting for the rights of injured individuals and the families of those wrongfully killed throughout the state of Louisiana. With multiple offices and a team of dedicated, proven trial lawyers, Jones & Hill is here for you.

Contact us today to schedule a complimentary case evaluation.

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“We care for each of our clients as we would our close family and friends. We visit their homes, share meals with them, and learn their hopes and their fears.”
– Attorney’s Craig Hill & J. Craig Jones

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Agriculture Accidents

Agriculture Accidents

Agricultural law is a complex practice area that revolves around one thing: protecting the rights of farmers. At Jones & Hill, we are dedicated to helping farmers and other agricultural workers who have been injured on the job. We work daily with farmers and ranchers who have been hurt or need help with other related issues, such as environmental concerns and dangerous chemicals.

AGRICULTURE ACCIDENTS

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider, such as a doctor or hospital, fails to provide a patient with an acceptable standard of care, leading to injury or death. These are highly complex claims, and it is important that you work with a skilled legal team if you believe you are the victim of a medical provider’s negligence or misconduct.

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

We are experienced in representing people injured in motorcycle accidents and can work with you to determine damages and help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Serious injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents often result in large medical expenses and suffering; we know how to fight for the full recovery you are owed.

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

Offshore Injuries

Offshore Injuries

Working offshore is an exciting and rewarding career, but the industry presents many risks. With an ever-changing environment, accidents can happen on vessels or rigs, often with devastating consequences. Offshore injury cases are complicated due to the rules and regulations under the Jones Act, but our firm is familiar with the law and can help you understand your rights.

OFFSHORE INJURIES

Car Accidents

Car Accidents

When looking for the best attorney for your car accident claim in Louisiana, we encourage you to do your research and ask questions. At Jones & Hill, we have been fighting for the injured in central and southwest Louisiana for more than 35 years. Our attorneys have a proven record of success in all types of complex and challenging car accident claims.

CAR ACCIDENTS

Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents

Thousands of people are injured and killed in collisions with semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and other commercial vehicles every year. These types of claims are highly complex due to the various complicating factors involved. At Jones & Hill, we know how to take on negligent trucking companies and their insurance carriers and are ready to fight for you.

TRUCK ACCIDENTS

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

When a person dies due to someone else’s careless, reckless, or wrongful conduct in Louisiana, certain surviving family members are permitted to file a wrongful death lawsuit. While no amount of financial compensation can bring your loved one back, a successful claim can provide justice and allow you and your family to heal.

WRONGFUL DEATH
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Choose a Compassionate Team That Will Fight for You

We care for each of our clients as we would our close family and friends. Whenever needed, we visit our clients in the hospital or at home, and we always do everything we can to truly understand their unique needs, concerns, and goals from the legal process. Our firm is committed to using the cornerstone of civil justice in this country—the jury system—to obtain full and fair compensation for individuals whose rights have been violated by the government, corporations, and insurance companies.

We believe our job is to make sure our clients and their families receive justice and financial compensation to account for 100% of their damages. We have multiple offices and proudly serve clients in Lake Charles, Alexandria, Oakdale and Oberlin and all of the surrounding areas. We are available to take your call and set up an appointment at no cost to you to discuss the specifics of your situation, as well as your legal rights and options.

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Committed to Our Clients

From its inception, Jones & Hill has quickly gained a reputation of being a leading firm in the field of civil and personal injury trial work. This reputation is due in large part to the significant case results obtained by both J. Craig Jones and Craig Hill. Our founding attorneys are known for their compassionate, client-focused representation and their aggressive, results-oriented approach, and all of our attorneys have been recognized for their commitment to securing the best possible results for our clients.

Proud Community Supporters

The team at Jones & Hill is proud to give back to the communities where we live and work. Whether it’s sponsoring a softball team, adopting a highway, or just getting out and being a good neighbor, our attorneys and staff regularly donate their time, efforts, and dollars to supporting charitable organizations and events that make our state a better place to live.

We are proud to support these local community organizations and look for ways to continue giving back every year.

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Providing Exhaustive & Detailed Case Preparation

At Jones & Hill, we strive to recover favorable settlements for our clients in as little time as possible. However, we also recognize that some cases cannot be resolved quickly and must proceed to litigation. We prepare every case as if it will go to trial, a strategy that helps us stay a step ahead of the defense and ensure that we are always ready for the unexpected.

Our attorneys will be able to assist you in determining the total amount of compensation which you may be entitled to receive. We will take into consideration all factors of your claim, including your financial losses, the severity of your injury, and the general damages you have suffered. We handle serious, complex litigation and utilize techniques in trial preparation that less than 1% of attorneys across the country use, such as conducting numerous focus groups for all for all litigation matters and employing psycho-dramatic techniques during the discovery phase.

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PERSONAL INJURY

Frequently Asked Questions

This question is virtually impossible to answer without discussing your situation in detail with an attorney. In short, there is no way to accurately guess the value of your case. Every case is different and will vary in value depending on factors such as the type of injuries suffered, the amount of evidence proving the at-fault party’s liability, the long-term impact of your injuries, the amount of insurance coverage available, and the negotiation skills of your attorney.

This question is virtually impossible to answer without discussing your situation in detail with an attorney. In short, there is no way to accurately guess the value of your case. Every case is different and will vary in value depending on factors such as the type of injuries suffered, the amount of evidence proving the at-fault party’s liability, the long-term impact of your injuries, the amount of insurance coverage available, and the negotiation skills of your attorney.
The amount of recovery stemming from a personal injury claim is an important part to consider when debating whether to bring a claim. Depending on the specifics of your situation, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, lost future earnings, pain and suffering, and more. In a wrongful death claim, you may be able to recover compensation for medical costs associated with the deceased’s final treatment and care, funeral/burial expenses, loss of companionship, and more.
It is important to keep in mind the difference between actual and general damages. Actual damages are those damages include the loss of income or ongoing medical expenses. General damages include emotional distress, and pain and suffering.
Shortly after an accident, the responsible party’s insurance company may attempt to contact you to coerce a settlement. It is important to refrain from signing any documentation prior to consulting with an attorney and, if possible, avoid talking to the other party’s insurance company at all. An insurance company settlement could impact your ability to bring a claim in the future. Insurance companies are in the business of making money, and they often do not consider ongoing expenses, such as future earnings or the expense of rehabilitative care, when offering settlements.
The Louisiana statute of limitations is only one year, which means you must bring a claim within one year from the date of the injury. In some cases, you may have one year from the date the injury was discovered/reasonably could have been discovered to file a lawsuit. But in any case, you should act quickly in contacting a lawyer, as the sooner we are able to begin investigating and building your claim, the better.
It is highly advised you do not accept any settlement offered to you by the insurance company before you have a chance to speak to an attorney about your case. Most initial insurance settlement offers are valued far less than the full value of your losses and are instead meant to get you to settle your case as quickly and cheaply as possible while you are most vulnerable. An attorney will be able to protect you against mistreatment and fight for an amount that fully compensates you for your injuries.
A fair settlement will take into account the current and projected costs for all expenses related to your injuries, including medical care, lost wages, lost earning potential, pain and suffering, and more. A lawyer will be able to review any offer made by an insurance company and help you determine whether this amount is fair or if further negotiations are required.
It is unlikely that you will have to appear in court for your personal injury claim, however it is possible. The vast majority of personal injury claims are resolved in the form of an out-of-court settlement before a lawsuit is even filed. Generally speaking, it is only necessary to take your case to trial in the event that the insurance company refuses to offer you the full amount that you deserve, if there is particularly complex case law that applies to your situation, or if there is a significant dispute over who is at fault for your injuries. While a trial can potentially yield a higher award, there is always the risk that the jury will rule in the other party’s favor and you come away with nothing. For this reason, both parties will typically prefer to settle out of court and avoid litigation. At Jones & Hill, we always prepare each case as if it were going to trial to give our clients as much leverage as possible during settlement negotiations.
This is another extremely difficult question to answer. Every case follows its own timeline and will vary in length depending on the amount of medical treatment you require, the cooperation of the insurance company, the complexity of case law applying to your situation, and whether or not your case goes to trial. Some cases can take years to resolve while others may be more straightforward. It recommended you speak to an attorney to get a more accurate estimate of your case’s timeline.
Since the insurance company for the responsible party will not pay your bills until liability is established, you will need to cover these initial expenses on your own. You may be able to use your own medical insurance coverage after suffering an injury. If you were hurt on the job, your medical bills may be covered under workers’ compensation. If you do not have medical insurance, you should be able to find a doctor or hospital that will treat you under an agreement that they will be paid from your eventual settlement. 
The last thing you need after suffering an injury at the hands of a negligent party is to face exorbitant legal costs during your pursuit of compensation. At Jones & Hill, we accept all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay us no upfront costs or fees unless we are successful in securing compensation on your behalf. If we do not win, you do not owe us a dime.
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Helping You Get Back on Your Feet

You never expect to be in a car accident, injured on the job, or find yourself suddenly dealing with the loss of a loved one. When these tragic situations occur, you are not alone. At Jones & Hill, our Louisiana personal injury attorneys offer personal attention and compassionate, one-on-one guidance throughout the legal process. We do not hesitate to take on even the toughest of cases and pursue maximum compensation even when that means taking your case to trial.

With an emphasis on developing meaningful and lasting relationships with our clients, our attorneys provide hands-on representation and legal strategies tailored to your unique situation. This approach has helped us recover sizeable settlements and verdicts for our clients, helping them heal and get back on their feet.

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