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JONES & HILL PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS FEATURED IN LOUISIANA ADVOCATES MAGAZINE FOR $1,170,000+ SETTLEMENT
Plaintiff, who was 53 at the time of the wreck, was a passenger in a pickup truck stopped on La. 1153 while waiting to make a left turn. The pickup was pulling a stock trailer. Defendant driver drove her van into the rear of the stock trailer. Plaintiff suffered injuries to his neck in the wreck and sought treatment from numerous doctors, who tried injections and nerve blocks. Plaintiff eventually underwent a cervical fusion in his neck. The wreck occurred at night, and defendant driver claimed that lights on the stock trailer were not working properly at the time of the wreck. Through extensive investigative work, plaintiff’s counsel located five witnesses who recall seeing the trailer lights working up to five minutes before the wreck. An agreement was not reached during an October mediation, but the parties continued to discuss a settlement in the weeks following the mediation. The parties agreed to settle the case for $1,173,185.39 seven days before trial.
NO. C-2016398 B, 33RD JDC, ALLEN PARISH, 1/22/18
Plaintiff’s counsel: J. Craig Jones and Craig R. Hill of Jones and Hill, LLC, Oakdale
Plaintiff’s Experts: Charles Bettinger, Ph.D., statistics and economics, Lake Charles; Cornelius E. Gorman II, Ph.D., life care planning and vocational rehabilitation, Cypress, Texas; Joyce Beckwith, vocational rehabilitation, Lafayette; Dr. Shelley N. Savant, medical life care planning, Lafayette; Dr. Troy Vaughn, neurosurgery, Alexandria.
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