About Us

Scott W. Smith, Esq. (Attorney at Law)




I am a member of the American Association of Justice (AAJ), previously known as the American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA), as well as the Louisiana Association of Justice (LAJ), previously LTLA,  and the Jefferson Bar Association.

I am also a member in good standing of the Louisiana State Bar Association.


- Jesuit High School 1986 – 1991 (magna cum laude)
- LSU 1991-1995 (Cum Laude)
- Loyola School of Law 1996-2000 (Degree Juris Doctor)


1.) $2,100,000.00 — 2008 auto accident: Rear End Collision / Traumatic Brain Injury / Insurance Policy Limits Underlying and UM/UIM.

  1. Major multiple trauma with brain Injury
  2. Bilateral frontal subarachnoid hemorrhage, left frontal intraparenchymal
  3. Left petechial hemorrhage
  4. Left proximal humerus fracture
  5. Left sacral fracture
  6. Left superior and inferior pubic ramus fractures
  7. Bilateral multiple rib fractures
    1. Fifth through seventh ribs on the right
    2. Seventh through eighth ribs on the left
    3. Third through eighth left posterior ribs
    4. Displaced fracture of the ninth posterior rib
  8. Fractured occipital condylar – nondisplaced
  9. Vertebral fracture C-1 level
  10. Extended intubation
  11. Loss of consciousness
  12. Tracheostomy
  13. PEG tube placement for feeding
  14. Speech rehabilitation

(EDLA Case No.: **-7622)

2.) $1,400,000.00 – 2011 Single Motorcycle Accident on Highway with Minor Traumatic Brain Injury / Permanent Injuries / Commercial Truck with Multiple Safety Violations:

  1. T6 vertebral fracture
  2. 5th and 6th rib fractures
  3. Nondisplaced fracture right side of Sternum Manubrium
  4. Sternal Cartilage fracture at 1st Rib
  5. Cerebral Concussion / Loss of Consciousness
  6. Bilateral Pneumothoraces (Two (2) Collapsed lungs)
  7. Pneumomediastinum (mediastinal emphysema)
  8. Extrathoracic soft tissue emphysema
  9. Laceration / wound left leg
  10. Multiple Stage II Decubitous Ulcers to buttocks
  11. Disc Protrusion / Herniation C3-4 Intervertebral Disc eccentric towards the left
  12. Disc Bulge C3-4 Intervertebral Disc
  13. Disc Bulge C4-5 Intervertebral Disc
  14. Disc Bulge C5-6 Intervertebral Disc
  15. Right Shoulder Acromioclavicular joint separation
  16. Right Clavicle / Shoulder Pain / Sprain
  17. Shortness of Breath
  18. Sleeplessness
  19. Memory Loss
  20. Hand Tremors
  21. COGNITIVE DISORDER NOS (Postconcussional Disorder)

(24th JDC, Case No. xxx-274)

3.) $650,000 — 2008 stationary truck/auto/business liability/commercial policy:

  1. Acute impacted left femoral neck fracture (broken hip with surgery)
  2. Radiating lower back pain and exacerbation of lumbar disc problems
  3. Exacerbation of sciatica
  4. Right ankle pain
  5. Depression

(24th JDC, Case No.: ***-032)

4.) $617,000.00 – 2008 Auto accident involving an 18 wheeler/trailer striking a stationary vehicle while turning at intersection:

  1. New disc herniation C4-5
  2.  Exacerbation C5-6 and C6-7
  3. 3 level fusion surgery
  4. Exacerbation of psychiatric condition

(CDC, Case No.: **-3005)

5.) $552,000.00 – 2009 Auto Accident / 18 Wheeler/ 2 Surgeries with 3 sets of epidural injections and Facet/Nerve Blocks / Benign Positinal Vertigo Epley’s Maneuver Treatment / Underlying policy and UM Recovery at Trial:

  1. Cervical spine strain
  2. C6-7 central herniated nucleus pulposus (4mm) not contacting the ventral surface of the cervical spine cord
  3. C5-6 central herniated nucleus pulposus (2.5 mm) not contacting the ventral surface of the cervical spine and bilateral neural foraminal stenosis C5-6 due to diffuse bulge of the annulus fibrosus with associated marginal osteophyte formation
  4. C3-4 Disc Bulge w Muscle Spasm
  5. Spondylosis at C5/6 and C6/7 with minimal neural foraminal narrowing
  6. Cervicalgia and radiculopathy
  7. Facet syndrome, radiculitis at C6 on right side
  8. Benign positional vertigo (BPV)

(17th JDC, Case No. xxx643)

6.) $499,969.36 – 18 wheeler accident/ 2 Level Cervical Fusion Surgery/ 6 other claimants in accident with only a combined $1,000,000 single limit policy

  1. C5-6 Herniation
  2. C6-7 Herniation (and Annular Tear)
  3. C4-5 Herniation
  4. C3-4 Disc bulge
  5. L4-5 Disc Bulge

(24th JDC – Case No. ***- *97)

7.) $430,000 — auto accident involving an 18-wheeler:

  1. Posterior herniation of the L4-5 intervertebral disc, with an accompanying tear of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the lumbar spine (surgery/transforaminl lumbar interbody fusion)
  2. Posterior bulging of the L5-S1 intervertebral disc

(19th JDC, Case No. ***102)

8.) $420,000.00 – Minor Collision with Box Truck/ Arguable Causation / Client in Two Previous and Three Subsequent Accidents/ Three Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Surgery

  1. Abnormal C4-C5 intervertebral disc with internal derangement and prominent posterior herniation of the intervertebral disc
  2. Abnormal C5-C6 intervertebral disc with internal derangement and prominent posterior herniation of the intervertebral disc eccentric toward the right side compromising the ventral aspect of the right hemi-cord in the region of the right C6 nerve roots
  3.  Protrusion of the C6-C7 intervertebral disc with internal derangement. Multi-positional assessment would help in further evaluation thereof
  4. Focal posterior protrusion vs. contained subligamentous herniation of the C3-C4 intervertebral disc. Internal derangement accompanies this
  5. Bulging of the C7-T1 intervertebral disc

(CDC – Case No. **-*714)

9.) $400,000.00 – 2019 Auto Accident/ Side Swipe/ Exacerbated Lumbar Spine Injuries/ More Extensive Surgery

Medical Causation issues since Middle Eastern client already had a one level cervical fusion with four level decompression recommended before the accident.  After the accident, the client’s pain was not noted to be much different, allegations of opioid abuse, but the condition was worsened to Left C4-5 disc extrusion with superior and inferior migration, central C5-6 disc protrusion with C6-7 spondylitic spinal stenosis, and the client had surgery involving more than one level thereafter in relation to the prior recommended procedure.

(24th JDC, Case no. XXX-x66)

10.) $395,000.00 – 2019 Auto Accident/ Side Collision/ Preexisting Conditions

Client suffered low back facet injuries with a small low back disc herniation and underwent a series of epidural steroid injections, branch blocks, and 3 level facet injections.  There was a prior work related injury to her neck one year prior to the accident causing disability.  No wage loss.

(24th JDC, Case NO. xxx-x35)

11.) $350,000.00 – 2019 Auto Accident/ Side Swipe Collision/ Cervical Disc Herniation

Our Spanish Speaking client suffered a C5-6 disc herniation and underwent much therapy, a Cervical ESI injection, as well as a C5-6 cervical fusion surgery.  Case resolved within one year of litigation.

(24th JDC, Case # xxx-x87)

12.) $350,000.00 – 2014 Auto Accident/ Rear End Collision/ Lumbar Surgical Procedures with Prior Lumbar Hardware Removed / Underlying and UM/UIM Policy limits

  1. Cervical arthralgia
  2. Lumbar arthralgia
  3. Cervical myalgia
  4. Lumbar myalgia
  5. Thoracic strain/sprain
  6. Lumbar strain/sprain
  7. Myospasms
  8. Acute low back pain due to trauma
  9. Lumbar spondylolisthesis L3-4
  10. Post surgical changes L4-Sacrum

(No litigation)

13.) $297,500.00 – 2018 Auto Accident/ Side Swipe Collision

Our Spanish speaking client suffered a C6-7 disc herniation with several minor bulging discs and foraminal stenosis with one epidural steroid injection and knee injury resulting in surgical procedures of right knee arthroscopic partial medial and lateral meniscectomies. Postoperative diagnoses were right knee medial and lateral meniscal tears as well as right knee grade 2 Chondromalacia of the medial tibial plateau and lateral tibial plateau, with grade 3 Chondromalacia of the patella.

(CDC, Case # xxx-x940)

14.) $267,300.00 – Minor rear impact in bank teller lane/ Under $300 property damage to vehicle/ two flouroscopically guided cervical epidural steroid injections/ Surgery – Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) at C5-6.

  1. Cervical Disc Herniation at C5-6 (Compared to prior study which showed bulging)
  2. Minor carpel tunnel syndrome/ exacerbated prior injury

(24th JDC – Case No. ****53)

15.) 2019 – $262,776.80 – Auto Accident/ Rear End Collision

No Litigation Multiple Cervical and lumbar disc herniations with foraminal stenosis with varying degenerative conditions, cervical and lumbar epidural steroid injections (2 total) with some TMJ issues.

16.) $257,000.00 – 2012 Auto Accident/ Side Collision Crossing Two Lanes/ Cervical Foraminotomy,Laminectomy/ Litigation

  1. Cervical Radiculitis – right upper extremity
  2. Cervical Discopathy w/o Myleopathy
  3. Cervical/Thoracic Myalgia
  4. Cervical Segmental Dysfunction
  5. Thoracic Segmental Dysfunction
  6. Lumbar Segmental Dysfunction
  7. Sacrum Segmental Dysfunction
  8. Cervicalgia
  9. Thoracalgia
  10. Lumbalgia
  11. Sacroiliac Pain
  12. Cervical Sprain/Strain
  13. Thoracic Sprain/Strain
  14. Lumbar Sprain/Strain
  15. Dizziness
  16. Post traumatic headaches
  17. Concentric Disc Herniation at C6-7
  18. Subligamentous disc herniation versus disc bulge at C5-6
  19. Annular tears at C5-6 and C6-7 (per radiologist)

(CDC, Case No. **-*969)

17.) $225,000 — auto accident/rear-end collision/drunk driver

(No litigation)

18.) $205,000 – 2012 Automobile Accident / Disregarding Stop Sign / Underlying and UM/UIM Policy Recoveries /  Shoulder Surgery / Conservative Neck Therapy:

  1. Cervical Strain / Sprain
  2. Brachial Neuritis / Radiculitis
  3. Concentric disc bulge at C4-5, producing neural foraminal compromise
  4. Concentric disc bulge at C5-6, producing neural foraminal compromise
  5. Concentric disc bulge at C6-7, producing neural foraminal compromise
  6. Muscle Spasm / Cervical / Reversal of cervical lordosis
  7. Thoracic Pain
  8. Muscle Spasm / Thoracic
  9. Lumbar Strain / Sprain
  10. Lumbalgia
  11. Myalgia
  12. Partial thickness tearing of the rotator cuff
  13. Shoulder Joint Pain
  14. Disorders of Bursae and Tendons in Shoulder Region
  15. Left Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  16. Rotator Cuff Syndrome
  17. Shoulder Sprain / Strain
  18. Subacromial Bursitis

(CDC, Case No. xxxx-x668)

19.) $200,000 – 2010 Automobile Accident / Minor Rear end Collision by Commercial Vehicle / Knee Surgery /  Multiple Epidural Steroid Injections:

  1. Cervichobrachial Syndrome
  2. Cervicalgia with Facetogenic Component / Facet Joint Dysfunction
  3. Right Posterolateral C6-7 Herniation (3mm) Contributing to Right Neural Foraminal Stenosis
  4. Thoracic Pain
  5. Lumbar Sprain / Strain
  6. Bilateral Neural Foraminal Stenosis Due to Diffuse Bulging of the Annulus Fibrosus at L2-3, L3-4, L4-5, and lesser at L5-S1
  7. Bilateral Facet Arthropathy L2-S1
  8. Left Knee Sprain/Strain / Knee Contusion
  9. Cervicocranial Syndrome
  10. Headaches
  11. Left Knee Complex Tear Posterior Horn Medial Meniscus
  12. Left Knee Posterior Horn Tear Lateral Meniscus
  13. Left Knee Grade III Chondromalacia Medial Compartment and Patellofemoral Joint

(24th JDC, Case No. xxx-782)

20.) $200,000 — auto accident/rear-end collision/drunk driver

(No litigation)

21.) $175,000 – 2012 Automobile Accident / Side collision 18 wheeler / No Surgery / Multiple Epidural Steroid Injections:

  1. Posttraumatic Headaches
  2. Cervical Pain/Strain
  3. Cervical Disc Protrusion C5-6 Intervertebral Disc
  4. Lumbar Pain/Strain
  5. Concentric Broad Based Disc Bulge L4-5 Intervertebral Disc Producing Mild Neural Foramina Narrowing
  6. Concentric Broad Based Disc Bulge L45-S1 Intervertebral Disc Producing Mild Neural Foraminal Narrowing
  7. Cervical Muscle Spasm
  8. Lumbar Muscle Spasm

(24th JDC, Case No. xxx-827)

*PLEASE NOTE: All results vary with each case and there is no guarantee, express or implied, that you or any other client(s) will have similar results.  These references are presented for informational purposes.

Scott W. Smith, Esq.
Attorney at Law
3324 N. Causeway Blvd.
Metairie, LA. 70002
Tel: (504) 835-1083
Fax: (504) 837-2459



Jennifer Campbell (Paralegal)


Jennifer Campbell was born in Metairie, Louisiana and graduated in 1995 from East Jefferson High School. Jennifer attended Kaplan University and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Paralegal Studies with a concentration in Office Management Cum Laude. Jennifer’s position within the Scott W. Smith Law Firm, L.L.C. is to serve as Legal Services Administrator and Head Paralegal. Jennifer ensures that those who come in contact with the office by telephone or in person feel comfortable, welcomed, and are treated with respect and professionalism.