Lake Charles

Lake Charles Personal Injury Lawyer

Serving Calcasieu Parish & the Surrounding Areas

When another person’s careless or reckless conduct causes you harm, you have the right to take legal action and seek fair compensation for your damages. By filing a personal injury claim, you can receive a settlement that helps cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other economic and intangible losses. However, it can be difficult to go up against the insurance company on your own, especially when you are focused on getting critical medical care, repairing your damaged property, taking time off work to heal, and managing your day-to-day expenses.

At Jones & Hill, we represent individuals and families who have suffered unimaginable losses due to the negligent or wrongful conduct of others. Our Lake Charles personal injury lawyers bring decades of collective experience to our firm; we have the resources, skill, and legal knowledge to advocate for you. Most of all, we care deeply about our clients and work to develop meaningful, lasting relationships so that they can have confidence in navigating the legal system.

If you were hurt by another person or party’s negligent actions, contact Jones & Hill at (318) 707-0515 to request a free, no-obligation consultation with a member of our team.

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

For over , Jones & Hill has been serving victims of serious and catastrophic injuries, as well as the surviving family members of those wrongfully killed, in and around Calcasieu Parish in a variety of complex personal injury litigation matters.

We represent clients in cases involving:

In addition to handling personal injury claims, our team is highly experienced in navigating complex workers’ compensation and hurricane damage matters. We are currently providing legal representation to those affected by Hurricane Laura and/or Hurricane Delta and can assist you with your residential or commercial property damage claim.

You Only Have One Year to File Your Claim

All states impose a statute of limitations, or deadline to file, when it comes to personal injury lawsuits. In Louisiana, the statute of limitations on personal injury claims is relatively short at just one year from the date of injury or death. In nearly all cases, if you fail to file your claim within one year, you will lose your right to recover compensation for your damages.

There are some exceptions to the one-year statute of limitations. The most common one involves injuries that are not immediately discoverable, such as underlying injuries or illnesses caused by toxic exposure or repetitive motions on the job. In such cases, the plaintiff (the person bringing the claim) has one year from the date on which the injury was discovered or reasonably could have been discovered to file a lawsuit.

Other exceptions include cases against government agencies, which actually have stricter deadlines for notifying the defendant about the legal action, and certain medical malpractice cases involving minors. However, in nearly every instance, it is in your best interests to act quickly. Regardless of the statute of limitations in your case, the sooner our attorneys can begin collecting evidence and building your case, the better.

How Much Is Your Case Worth?

Without speaking to a lawyer about the specific details of your case, it is almost impossible to determine how much your claim may be worth.

This is because there are numerous factors that affect the potential value of a claim, such as:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • Your medical treatment
  • The duration of your recovery
  • Whether you had to take time off work
  • The value of your missed wages
  • Comparative fault
  • Liability
  • The extent of your damages
  • The pain and suffering you endured
  • Whether your injuries are disabling

These and other factors all contribute to the overall value of your case. Depending on the elements involved, an individual could be entitled to thousands or even millions of dollars for their current losses, as well as their projected future damages.

At Jones & Hill, we work to maximize our clients’ recoveries and seek the fair financial compensation they are owed. While we cannot predict the exact dollar amount you will be able to recover without discussing the details of your case, we can assure you that we will do everything in our power to secure a settlement or verdict that meets your immediate and ongoing needs.

Damages in Your Personal Injury Case

Like the potential value of your claim, the exact types of damages you may be able to recover depend on the various factors involved.

After a serious accident or injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the following losses:

  • Medical care costs
  • Ongoing treatment
  • Lost income/wages
  • Lost earning ability
  • Future medical expenses
  • Future lost earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Counseling services/therapy
  • In-home assistance/care

Additionally, if your loved one died due to another person or party’s negligent or wrongful conduct, you may be able to recover for:

  • Medical expenses associated with final treatment/care
  • Funeral/burial expenses
  • Lost income/financial support
  • Loss of love, companionship, counsel, and services

At Jones & Hill, we know that financial compensation cannot undo the trauma you have been through. However, our attorneys have also seen firsthand how securing a fair settlement or verdict can allow victims and their families the financial resources they need to get back on their feet and move forward with their lives.

Contact us online or call our office at (318) 707-0515 today for a free consultation. You do not pay anything unless/until we recover compensation for you.

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