Oberlin Personal Injury Attorney
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Allen Parish
Were you involved in an accident? Was someone else to blame for your injuries or the death of your loved one? Under Louisiana personal injury law, you could be entitled to bring a claim for damages. While nothing can negate the painful experience you have been through, a fair settlement or jury verdict could provide you with the financial resources you need to meet the challenges that still lay ahead.
For over 35 years, Jones & Hill has been helping victims of serious accidents and catastrophic events seek fair compensation and work to hold negligent parties accountable. At our Oberlin, LA office, we serve individuals and families throughout Allen Parish and the surrounding communities, providing personalized, client-focused support and aggressive, results-driven advocacy. This approach has not only helped us earn the respect of our clients and peers alike but, most importantly, has helped us secure maximum compensation for countless clients, allowing them to heal and move forward with their lives.
How the Team at Jones & Hill Can Help
Our founding attorneys, J. Craig Jones and Craig Ray Hill, bring more than 30 years of collective experience to their practice. Our firm has helped victims of all types of accidents and injury-causing events seek justice and fair financial compensation for their medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages.
We represent clients in a wide variety of personal injury matters, including but not limited to:
- Car Accidents: Including complex cases involving drunk drivers, hit-and-runs, rear-end accidents, and more
- Other Motor Vehicle Accidents: Including collisions with motorcycles, pedestrians, and large trucks/commercial vehicles
- Catastrophic Injuries: Such as traumatic brain injuries, severe burns, spine/spinal cord injuries, and more
- Workplace Accidents: Including agricultural accidents, offshore injuries, and cases involving workers’ compensation
- Medical Malpractice: Such as cases involving surgical errors, medication mistakes, birth injuries, emergency room/hospital negligence, and more
Our Oberlin personal injury lawyers have a proven record of success, and they are even willing to take your case to trial if that is what is needed to secure a favorable result on your behalf.
Unlike a lot of other personal injury law firms, we don’t just accept every case that walks through our door and push for the fastest settlement possible. Instead, we are selective and only take on cases we truly believe we can win. This allows us to dedicate all of our time, efforts, and resources to each and every one of our clients, providing them with the personalized attention and care they deserve.
Proving Negligence in Your Personal Injury Claim
While some accidents, injuries, and deaths are truly unavoidable, most are preventable and occur only because another person or party was careless or reckless. When this is the case, the affected individuals—whether the injured victim or the surviving family member of someone who was wrongfully killed—have the right to take legal action.
In Louisiana, most personal injury claims are brought on the grounds of negligence. This means that you will likely need to prove that another person or party (known as the defendant) acted negligently or wrongfully and that this led to your injuries and damages.
Some examples of negligent and wrongful acts that commonly give rise to personal injury claims include:
- Driving recklessly or while distracted or drunk
- Violating state or federal traffic laws or regulations
- Failing to follow/enforce reasonable safety standards in the workplace
- Providing patients with substandard medical care
- Failing to promptly remove, repair, or warn others of dangerous property conditions
- Designing, manufacturing, and/or distributing a defective product
At Jones & Hill, our attorneys conduct extensive investigations to determine what factors caused or led to the accidents that resulted in our clients’ injuries. Our firm has the experience and resources—such as access to accident reconstructionists, economists, medical professionals, and other experts—to properly investigate and build these claims. We leave no stone unturned when it comes to pursuing all possible avenues of compensation and are committed to maximizing your recovery after a serious accident or injury.
How Much Can You Recover in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
It is extremely understandable that those navigating the aftermath of an accident, injury, or loss would want to know how much they can expect to recover from a personal injury lawsuit. Unfortunately, the answer is not that simple.
Because every case is so different, with countless variables and factors contributing to the overall value of a claim, it is not possible to determine how much your unique case could be worth without sitting down to discuss the details during a free consultation with one of our Oberlin personal injury attorneys. Depending on the specifics of your situation, you could be entitled to anywhere from a few thousand to a few million dollars—but there are countless factors that influence your recovery.
We strongly recommend that you contact our office to set up a no-cost, no-obligation consultation to learn more. In every instance, our team fights to maximize our clients’ recoveries, helping them secure fair compensation for their current and future medical expenses, lost wages and income, pain and suffering, and other economic and non-economic losses.
How Long Do You Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Louisiana?
All states have their own statutes of limitations on personal injury lawsuits, and Louisiana has one of the strictest deadlines. You only have one year from the date of the accident, injury, or death to file a personal injury lawsuit in Louisiana; if you fail to bring your claim within this timeframe, you will most likely lose your right to recover compensation.
In some cases, the statute of limitations may be “tolled,” or delayed. This is sometimes the case when injuries are not discovered immediately. In such cases, the one-year statute of limitations typically begins on the date on which the injury was discovered or reasonably could have been discovered by the plaintiff (the person bringing the claim).
While there are other exceptions to the one-year time limit, they are rare—in nearly all cases, you only have one year to file your lawsuit. The sooner you act, the better, as our attorneys can begin immediately investigating and building your claim.