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Personal injury law involves civil claims in which an individual is injured through the negligence, recklessness or intentional misconduct of another person, a company, or property owner. A personal injury lawsuit may arise from physical or emotional injuries. Personal injury law compensates individuals injured as a result of another's negligence or intentional misconduct. Personal injury laws vary from state to state. If you believe you have a personal injury claim, you should contact a personal injury lawyer in Louisiana to evaluate your claim.

Louisiana follows a pure comparative negligence system.  With this system, a judge or jury assigns a percentage of fault to each responsible party and then apportions the damage award accordingly.  Using this system, an injured person may recover his or her damages even if the injured person was 99% at fault in causing the injury, with those damages reduced by his or her portion of the fault.  For example, in a car accident between Dave and Debbie where Debbie was found to be 99% responsible, and the jury found that Debbie suffered $10,000 in damages, that award would be reduced by Debbie’s 99% fault in causing the injury.  In the end, Dave would only have to pay 1% of Debbie’s damages, or $100 in this case.       

Click here to read about contributory vs. comparative negligence.

A statute of limitations is a type of law that restricts the period of time that a person may initiate legal proceedings.  Time limits can vary depending on the type of case and the state where the particular cause of action occurred. To learn more about statutes of limitations, read our Statute of Limitations page. To see a state by state comparison chart for the personal injury statute of limitations for each state, read our Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Actions page.

Louisiana Statutes of Limitations

In Louisiana, the courts follow a modified joint and several liability approach in entering judgment against multiple defendants.  For the most part, Louisiana applies several liability, allocating the amount for which each defendant is financially liable in proportion to his or her share of the fault.  In other words, a defendant that caused the majority of the damages will be responsible for a majority of the financial judgment.  However, defendants found to have conspired to commit an intentional act are subject to joint and several liability.   

Click here for more about Joint and Several Liability.

One of the best ways to research personal injury lawyers in Louisiana is to contact courts in LA and ask them for information about the personal injury attorneys who utilize their legal facilities when they bring personal injury cases to court. We have compiled a list below of some courts in Louisiana to get you started:

Supreme Court
Louisiana Supreme Court
400 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-310-2300

Courts of Appeals
1st Circuit Court of Appeal
1600 North Third Street
P.O. Box 4408
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
225-382-3000

2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
Pike Hall, Jr. Courthouse
430 Fannin Street
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
318-227-3700

3rd Circuit Court of Appeal
1000 Main Street
P.O. Box 16577
Lake Charles, LA 70615
337-433-9403

4th Circuit Court of Appeal
410 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130-2199
504-412-6001

5th Circuit Court of Appeal
101 Derbigny Street
Gretna, LA 70053
504-376-1400

District Courts
1st Judicial District of Louisiana
Caddo Parish
501 Texas Ave., Room 103
Shreveport, LA 71101
318-226-6793

2nd Judicial District of Louisiana
Bienville Parish
101 Courthouse Dr., Room 100
Arcadia, LA 71001
318-263-2123

2nd Judicial District of Louisiana
Claiborne Parish
512 E. Main
P.O. Box 330
Homer, LA 71040
318-927-9601

2nd Judicial District of Louisiana
Jackson Parish Courthouse Building
500 E. Court Ave.
P.O. Box 730
Jonesboro, LA 71251
318-259-2424

3rd Judicial District of Louisiana
Lincoln Parish
P.O. Box 924
Ruston, LA 71273
318-251-5130

3rd Judicial District of Louisiana
Union Parish
101 E. Bayou, Suite 105
Farmerville, LA 71241
318-368-3055

4th Judicial District of Louisiana
Morehouse Parish Courthouse Building
P.O. Box 1543
Bastrop, LA 71220
318-281-3343

4th Judicial District of Louisiana
Ouachita Parish
300 St. John St., Suite 104 (Zip: 71201)
P.O. Box 1862
Monroe, LA 71210
318-327-1444

5th Judicial District of Louisiana
Franklin Parish
P.O. Box 431
Winnsboro, LA 71295
318-435-5133

5th Judicial District of Louisiana
Richland Parish
100 Julia St.
P.O. Box 119
Rayville, LA 71269
318-728-4171

5th Judicial District of Louisiana
West Carroll Parish
305 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 1078
Oak Grove, LA 71263
318-428-9896

6th Judicial District of Louisiana
East Carroll Parish
400 First St.
Lake Providence, LA 71254
318-559-2399

6th Judicial District of Louisiana
Madison Parish Courthouse
100 N. Cedar St.
P.O. Box 1710
Tallulah, LA 71282
318-574-0655

6th Judicial District of Louisiana
Tensas Parish
P.O. Box 78
St. Joseph, LA 71366
318-766-3921

7th Judicial District of Louisiana
Catahoula Parish
P.O. Box 654
Harrisonburg, LA 71340
318-744-5497

7th Judicial District of Louisiana
Concordia Parish
4001 Carter St., New Courthouse Building
P.O. Box 790
Vidalia, LA 71373
318-336-4204

8th Judicial District of Louisiana
Winn Parish
119 Main St., Room 103
Winnfield, LA 71483
318-628-3515

9th Judicial District of Louisiana
Rapides Parish
701 Murray St.
P.O. Box 952
Alexandria, LA 71309
318-473-8153

10th Judicial District of Louisiana
Natchitoches Parish
New Courthouse Building
200 Church St., Room 104 (Zip: 71457)
P.O. Box 476
Natchitoches, LA 71458
318-352-8152

11th Judicial District of Louisiana
DeSoto Parish
Texas Street
P.O. Box 1206
Mansfield, LA 71052
318-872-3110

11th Judicial District of Louisiana
Sabine Parish
400 Courthouse St.
P.O. Box 419
Many, LA 71449

12th Judicial District of Louisiana
Avoyelles Parish Courthouse
301 N. Main
P.O. Box 219
Marksville, LA 71351
318-253-7523

13th Judicial District of Louisiana
Evangeline Parish
200 Court St., Suite 104
P.O. Drawer 347
Ville Platte, LA 70586
337-363-5671

14th Judicial District of Louisiana
Calcasieu Parish
1000 Ryan St. (Zip: 70601)
P.O. Box 1030
Lake Charles, LA 70602
337-437-3550

15th Judicial District of Louisiana
Acadia Parish
Courthouse Circle
P.O. Box 922
Crowley, LA 70527
337-788-8881

15th Judicial District of Louisiana
Lafayette Parish
800 S. Buchanan (Zip: 70501)
P.O. Box 2009
Lafayette, LA 70502
337-291-6400

15th Judicial District of Louisiana
Vermillion Parish
100 N. State St., Suite 101
P.O. Box 790
Abbeville, LA 70511
337-898-1992

16th Judicial District of Louisiana
Iberia Parish
300 Iberia St. (Zip: 70560)
P.O. Drawer 12010
New Iberia, LA 70560
337-365-7282

16th Judicial District of Louisiana
St. Martin Parish
415 S. Main St.
P.O. Box 308
St. Martinville, LA 70582
337-394-2210

16th Judicial District of Louisiana
St. Mary Parish
500 Main St. (Zip: 70538)
P.O. Box 1231
Franklin, LA 70538
337-828-4100 x200

17th Judicial District of Louisiana
Lafourche Parish
303 W. Third St. (Zip 70301)
P.O. Box 818
Thibodaux, LA 70302
985-447-4841

18th Judicial District of Louisiana
Iberville Parish
58050 Meriam St. (Zip: 70764)
P.O. Box 423
Plaquemine, LA 70765
225-687-5160

18th Judicial District of Louisiana
Pointe Coupee Parish
201 E. Main
P.O. Box 86
New Roads, LA 70760
225-638-9596

18th Judicial District of Louisiana
West Baton Rouge Parish
850 Eighth St.
P.O. Box 107
Port Allen, LA 70767
225-383-0378

19th Judicial District of Louisiana
East Baton Rouge Parish
222 St. Louis St. (Zip: 70802)
P.O. Box 1991
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
225-389-3960

20th Judicial District of Louisiana
East Feliciana Parish
P.O. Box 599
Clinton, LA 70722
225-683-5145

20th Judicial District of Louisiana
West Feliciana Parish
4789 Prosperity St.
P.O. Box 1843
St. Francisville, LA 70775
225-635-3794

21st Judicial District of Louisiana
Livingston Parish
20180 Iowa St.
P.O. Box 1150
Livingston, LA 70754
225-686-2216

21st Judicial District of Louisiana
St. Helena Parish Courthouse Square
369 Sitman St., Room 101
P.O. Box 308
Greensburg, LA 70441
225-222-4514

21st Judicial District of Louisiana
Tangipahoa Parish
110 N. Bay St.
P.O. Box 667
Amite, LA 70422
985-748-4146

22nd Judicial District of Louisiana
St. Tammany Parish
510 E. Boston (Zip: 70433)
P.O. Box 1090
Covington, LA 70434
985-809-8700

22nd Judicial District of Louisiana
Washington Parish
Washington and Main Streets
P.O. Box 607
Franklinton, LA 70438
985-839-7821

23rd Judicial District of Louisiana
Ascension Parish
304 Houmas St.
P.O. Box 192
Donaldsonville, LA 70346
225-473-9866

23rd Judicial District of Louisiana
Assumption Parish
4809 Highway 1
P.O. Box 249
Napoleonville, LA 70390
985-369-6653

23rd Judicial District of Louisiana
St. James Parish
Highway 44
P.O. Box 63
Convent, LA 70723
225-562-7496

24th Judicial District of Louisiana
Jefferson Parish
200 Derbigny St.
Gretna, LA 70054
504-364-2900

25th Judicial District of Louisiana
Plaquemines Parish
301 Main St.
P.O. Box 40
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
504-297-5180

26th Judicial District of Louisiana
Bossier Parish
P.O. Box 369
Benton, LA 71006
318-965-2336

26th Judicial District of Louisiana
Webster Parish
P.O. Box 370
Minden, LA 71058
318-371-0366

27th Judicial District of Louisiana
St. Landry Parish
118 S. Court St.
P.O. Box 750
Opelousas, LA 70570
337-942-5606

28th Judicial District of Louisiana
La Salle Parish
Courthouse Street
P.O. Box 1316
Jena, LA 71342
318-992-2158

29th Judicial District of Louisiana
St. Charles Parish Courthouse
15045 River Rd.
P.O. Box 424
Hahnville, LA 70057
504-783-6632

30th Judicial District of Louisiana
Vernon Parish
215 S. Fourth St.
P.O. Box 40
Leesville, LA 71446
337-238-1384

31st Judicial District of Louisiana
Jefferson Davis Parish
300 State St.
P.O. Box 799
Jennings, LA 70546
337-824-1160

32nd Judicial District of Louisiana
Terrebonne Parish
P.O. Box 1569
Houma, LA 70361
504-868-5660

33rd Judicial District of Louisiana
Allen Parish
400 W. Sixth Ave.
P.O. Box 248
Oberlin, LA 70655
337-639-4351

34th Judicial District of Louisiana
St. Bernard Parish
1101 W. St. Bernard Highway
P.O. Box 1746
Chalmette, LA 70043
504-271-3434

35th Judicial District of Louisiana
Grant Parish
200 Main
P.O. Box 263
Colfax, LA 71417
318-627-3246

36th Judicial District of Louisiana
Beauregard Parish
201 W. First St.
P.O. Box 100
DeRidder, LA 70634
318-463-8595

37th Judicial District of Louisiana
Caldwell Parish
201 Main St., Suite 1
P.O. Box 1327
Columbia, LA 71418
318-649-2272

38th Judicial District of Louisiana
Cameron Parish
119 Smith Circle, Room 21
P.O. Box 549
Cameron, LA 70631
337-775-5316

39th Judicial District of Louisiana
Red River Parish
615 E. Carroll St.
P.O. Box 485
Coushatta, LA 71019
318-932-6741

40th Judicial District of Louisiana
St. John the Baptist Parish
2393 LA 18 (River Rd) and E. Third St.
P.O. Box 280
Edgard, LA 70049
504-497-3331

 

 
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