Personal Injury Practice Areas

Lake Charles Personal Injury Attorneys

Hoffoss Devall is one of very few plaintiff firms in southwest Louisiana that focuses primarily on personal injury law. We have the capabilities and resources to handle all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases, from maritime injuries to slip and fall accidents.

Louisiana law stipulates that when you sustain and injury due to the negligent acts of another person, company, or entity, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses from the at-fault party. And it is our job at to help you do just that. Our team of qualified, determined injury attorneys has obtained many millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for hundreds of injured victims across the state. We might be able to do the same for you.

Below is just a sampling of some of the practice areas we handle at Hoffoss Devall. For questions about your case or to see if you qualify to file a case and recover damages, call our office at 337-433-2053 and schedule a free consultation.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accident claims are rarely cut-and-dry. Various complexities can arise and without legal representation, it is not uncommon for victims to get the short end of the stick. Our attorneys can help with even the most complicated and serious motor vehicle accident cases. These include:

Maritime Injuries

Our attorneys have won substantial personal injury damages under the Jones Act and other areas of maritime law, and have helped secure the full extent of employer-paid benefits for our clients.

Some of the types of cases we have assisted clients with include:

  • Jones Act claims
  • Death on the High Seas Act claims
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers Act claims
  • Cruise ship accidents (for both workers and passengers)
  • Commercial fishermen’s claims
  • Off-shore oil injury claims
  • Recreational boating accidents

Premises Liability

If you were injured on another’s property, Hoffoss Devall can help. Below are a few examples of the premises liability cases we have assisted clients with:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dog and other animal attacks
  • Building and structure collapses
  • Falling merchandise
  • Accidents at public arenas, business venues, concerts, sporting events, etc.
  • Assaults due to negligent security
  • Swimming pool accidents

Product Liability

Every party along the supply chain, from manufacturers to retailers, has a duty of care to consumers. When they put dangerous or defective products on the market, the end result is consumer harm.

Our attorneys can help you seek compensation and hold the manufacturer or other liable party responsible for your losses. We accept all types of product liability cases including those involving defective or dangerous:

  • Auto parts
  • Machinery and tools
  • Toys and baby items
  • Scooters, hoverboards, and trampolines
  • Medications and medical devices
  • Other consumer items, e.g., appliances and fire alarms

Industrial Accidents & Other Work Injuries

When you are seriously hurt at the job site, it is critical to explore all of your options for compensation. Our lawyers have sought and won damages for serious and catastrophic injuries that local construction and industrial workers have sustained.

We do not limit our counsel to industrial practices, though; we represent injured clients from a variety of sectors and industries, from manufacturing to office jobs. If you have been injured at work, we will assist with your case, helping you cover compensation from any third parties involved in your accident.

Bad Faith Insurance Litigation

Insurance companies have a legal duty to handle claimants’ cases in good faith. This means responding in a timely manner, offering a fair settlement, and avoiding deceptive practices. Unfortunately, not all insurers abide by this code. And when they do not, we can step in and hold them accountable.

Our attorneys help policyholders resolve coverage disputes and bad faith lawsuits, such as for:

  • Hurricane damage claims
  • Homeowner’s insurance claims
  • Health insurance claims
  • Automobile injury or property damage claims
  • Commercial liability policies


Call Today to Discuss Legal Options After an Accident

Our firm welcomes all inquiries about injuries, including those for categories not listed here. We can review your case, investigate liability, and explain what your legal options are without using too much legalese. We will also advise you on how best to move forward to maximize your chances of a successful outcome, be it negotiating with an insurer or filing a lawsuit in court.

At Hoffoss Devall, we extend all injured victims and families of wrongful death victims a free case evaluation with one of our lawyers. We also take cases on a contingency basis, which means you will see no attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for you. Contact our Lake Charles office at 337-433-2053 for a free initial consultation.