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$3,649,831.84 Jury Verdict

Offshore basket transfer from the deck of a vessel to an unmanned fixed platform in which plaintiff suffered operated neck and back injuries.

$1,500,000 Plaintiff

Plaintiff, a Jones Act seaman, suffered an operated neck injury when the pushboat he was working aboard on the Mississippi River near New Orleans capsized and sank due to the wakes generated by a passing chemical tanker and towboat and the unseaworthiness of the pushboat.

$595,000 Plaintiff

Automobile accident in which plaintiff suffered an operated neck injury when his vehicle was struck by a left turning motorist who failed to yield. No lost wage claim.

$405,398 Plaintiff

Automobile accident in which plaintiff’s vehicle was struck by an 18-wheeler resulting in an operated back injury at the same levels as a prior back surgery. No loss wage claim.

$150,000 Plaintiff

Plaintiff, a Jones Act seaman, suffered severe mental anguish when the dredge tender he was working aboard in Mobile, Alabama capsized and sank due to bad weather and the unseaworthiness of the vessel.

$4 million personal injury case

Plaintiff, an inmate at Beauregard Parish Jail, was severely beaten by a fellow inmate, resulting in permanent paralysis and brain damage.

$3.5 million plaintiff

Plaintiff suffered serious and permanent disfiguring burns due to a defective carnival ride at the New Orleans Superdome that caught fire.

$2.4 million plaintiff

Plaintiff, a Jones Act seaman/deckhand, had his lower leg amputated on a barge located in Texas on the San Jacinto River.

$2 million plaintiff

Plaintiff, a Jones Act seaman, was working on a lay barge when a cable struck him in the abdomen resulting in an operated back injury.

$1.3 million railroad accident

Railroad accident in Vinton, Louisiana in which inadequate and outdated warnings, obsolete wig wag and site obstructions at railroad crossing resulted in severe, permanent head injury.

$1.1 million construction accident

Construction accident involving plaintiff who fell through an opening in catwalk grating resulting in an operated back injury and brain injury.

$1.1 million jury verdict automobile accident

Automobile accident in Allen Parish in which plaintiff's vehicle struck a large pothole on the highway, causing her vehicle to run off the highway and strike a tree.

$ 1.1 million settled during trial construction accident

Construction accident in which plaintiff released pipe from a secured pipe rack, pinning himself between the pipe rack and his 18-wheeler, crushing his head and body and resulting in his death.

$ 1.1 million automobile accident

Automobile accident in which plaintiff's vehicle was broad-sided, resulting in an operated neck injury.

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Press Release

Steven W. Hale was recently named to the Top Personal Injury Attorneys in Acadiana.

  1. Steven W. Hale’s selection to Super Lawyers
  2. Taylor Hale’s selection to Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  3. Steven Hale’s selection to Acadiana Profile magazine’s Top Lawyers in the area of personal injury
  4. Steven W. Hale was named a 2013 Top Personal Injury Attorney in Acadiana.
  5. Steven W. Hale was named a 2014 Top Attorney in Acadiana in the fields of Admiralty and Maritime Law and Family Law.

Taylor was recently named to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum which requires a settlement or verdict over one million dollars on behalf of his clients for membership.

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