Our Case results

$10,000,000 Plaintiff

Plaintiff, a Jones Act seaman, had his lower leg amputated in a maritime workplace accident due to negligently maintained and constructed equipment.

$4 ,000,000 personal injury case

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

$3,649,831.84 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.

$3,500,000 plaintiff

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

$2,400,000 plaintiff

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

$2,000,000 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.

$1,500,000 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.

$1,300,000 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Railroad accident in Vinton, Louisiana in which inadequate and outdated warnings, obsolete wig wag and site obstructions at railroad crossing resulted in severe, permanent head injury.

$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.

$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.

Lake Charles Lawyers With A Proven Track Record

The Hale Law Firm is a full-service law firm specializing in serious personal injury and wrongful death claims resulting from 18-wheeler accidents, car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, construction accidents, workplace accidents, slip-and-fall injuries and offshore/maritime accidents. We also offer legal representation for your family law or criminal defense needs.

The Hale Law Firm provides knowledgeable and aggressive legal representation in Southwest Louisiana. Our firm has been fighting to protect our clients’ rights since 1977 and has handled thousands of personal injury cases, building a proven track record for substantial settlements and million-dollar verdicts whenever possible. Our Lake Charles personal injury, wrongful death and offshore/maritime attorneys have nearly 65 years of combined legal experience that we will utilize to help win your automobile accident, truck accident, 18-wheeler accident, motorcycle accident, car accident, construction accident, workplace accident, personal injury, offshore/maritime injury, family law or criminal defense case.

Our lawyers have the courtroom experience necessary to help you maximize your claim. Contact our Louisiana law office online today by filling out our Contact Form, emailing one of our attorneys or by calling 337-426-1071, toll free at 877-596-5155, to schedule your initial consultation.

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Our lawyers and staff are dedicated to providing you with the best possible results for your case. Because we believe that trust is the foundation of every relationship, we will work closely with you on an individual basis to ensure that your questions are answered, your concerns are addressed and you fully understand the progression of your case.

Our firm is based on the principles embodied in our mission statement, including a commitment to work hard, provide superior legal services in a timely, effective and efficient manner, and always maintaining the highest standards of professional integrity. Steven W. Hale’s exceptional client service and successful track record have earned him an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell,* resulting in him being recognized by Louisiana Super Lawyers. Steven W. Hale was also named a Top Personal Injury Attorney in Acadiana in 2012. W. Taylor Hale has been named a Top Trial Lawyer in America and is a Life Member of 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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Contact our Lake Charles law office online by filling out our contact form, emailing one of our attorneys or by calling our firm at 337-426-1071 or toll free at 877-596-5155. We make hospital visits, and we will analyze your personal injury claim free of charge. No recovery, no fee on personal injury cases.

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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.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.