Choose Your Lawyer Carefully

When hiring an attorney or law firm to handle your personal injury case, you want to make sure that your legal team is personally involved, reliable, and has the experience to achieve results that meet your goals. We always advise our clients to choose their lawyers carefully. Our attorneys have extensive experience in handling personal injury and wrongful death claims and provide the highest quality of service and advocacy in every case.

A Legal Team You Can Trust

Our lawyers and staff offer strategic advocacy you can rely on. We understand the challenges experienced by personal injury and wrongful death clients and can work to resolve your case without litigation when that best serves your interests. We do not charge fees, costs, or expenses for initial consultation or vehicle damage recovery in personal injury cases (although we may pass through any expenses incurred in connection with such a recovery).

Recognized for Excellence in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Representation

Our attorneys have been helping clients and families devastated by personal injury and wrongful death for over 50 years.  Baggett McCall’s attorneys have a combined 280 years of litigation experience.  Our firm is AV-rated* under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer-review system, which is the highest rating a law firm can achieve.  We have been awarded top tier ranking in the U.S. News & World Report 2015 Best Law Firms for the Lake Charles, LA metropolitan area in the areas of Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiff, Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiff, and Admiralty and  Maritime Law. Partners William B. Baggett, William B. Baggett, Jr., Wells T. Watson, and Roger G. Burgess have each been listed in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Additionally, partners Robert C. McCall and William B. Baggett have both been designated “Super Lawyers” since 2012 by Super Lawyers Magazine for their personal injury work.

Additional National Recognition

In addition to being listed as an AV-rated* firm and having members being listed in The Best Lawyers in America, the firm has obtained national recognition and has been featured in Louisiana Public Broadcasting specials, a Bill Moyers’ documentary, and an award winning HBO documentary, “Blue Vinyl”.

Community Involvement

We are active members of the community and are politically active throughout the Gulf Coast and the State of Louisiana. Our attorneys work hard to support strong political candidates in the region. In addition to our work in the legal community, and in the political arena, we are proud of our community service. Included in our local service work are our Partnerships in Education, representation of unions, and significant sponsorship of United Way, the American Cancer Society, and other worthy service organizations.

Personalized service and a solid reputation for results

Our firm focuses on a tradition of service and results-driven advocacy. We are a family-oriented practice, and we understand the importance of personally knowing our clients so we can best represent their interests. While we can often resolve cases quickly and efficiently without litigation, we are also prepared to take any case to trial to protect your rights. We work closely with investigators and expert consultants who help us explain your injuries and need for compensation. If it appears that your case should be filed in a jurisdiction in which we do not practice, we can often help you through our professional contacts to find appropriate representation in that jurisdiction.

Contact Baggett, McCall, Burgess, Watson & Gaughan, LLC in Lake Charles, Louisiana, for a free consultation or call 337-478-8888 or 800-256-1137 now to speak directly with an experienced personal injury and wrongful death lawyer. Choose your lawyer carefully.


*CV, BV and AV are registered 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.


Baggett McCall is hiring an experienced Personal Injury Paralegal/Legal Assistant in the Lake Charles, LA Office. Qualified applicants must have 5+ years of recent paralegal or legal assistant work on personal injury cases, including relevant courtroom experience. Please contact us now with salary requirements.ake Charles Injury Attorneys