Blog for our Lafayette Personal Injury Law Firm

Turning Wrong Into Right for Almost 20 Years

The Lafayette, Louisiana law firm, Galloway Jefcoat, LLP, has helped over 1,000 personal injury victims and their families in its nearly two decades of existence. Founders Rusty Galloway and John Jefcoat are both from Lafayette and are lifelong friends. Together, they work hard to protect the community that they have known all their lives. Rusty is a veteran of the oil fields, having worked as a roughneck and mud engineer when he was young. As such, he understands the language, culture and danger of oil field work. His previous experience helps him immensely in defending injured oil field workers. John is a proud Cajun that is ready to assist the people of Southern Louisiana in personal injury and workers’ compensation lawsuits. Additionally, he speaks Spanish to better assist the Hispanic community. Both attorneys lead a team of experienced lawyers that are ready to assist you if you have been hurt…
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What Should I Do If I’m in a Car Accident?

In the wake of a car accident, things are usually chaotic and confusing, especially if anyone is injured or the wreck happens in the middle of heavy traffic. Due to those facts, it is a good idea to prepare beforehand in case you’re in an accident. What Should I Do to Prepare in Case I’m in a Car Accident? Steps you can take to be ready in case you are in an auto accident include: Carry copies of important medical information concerning you and your family in your vehicle. Keep cones, emergency flares and warning triangles in your vehicle so you can put them up around the accident scene if necessary. What Should I Do Immediately After a Car Accident? If you are in a car accident, the first thing you should do is make sure that you and anyone else that needs medical assistance receives it. After that, you…
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Am I Working on an Unsafe Oil Rig?

We depend on oil workers to extract and process the materials that fuel many of our machines and keep our country running. When working with such volatile materials, site managers must make sure that the operation is running smoothly and safely. A single oversight can result in catastrophic consequences, for both oil field workers and the environment. What are the Basic Safety Requirements for Oil Rigs? To make sure that your manager is providing a safe workplace for you, ask yourself the following questions: Are employees drug tested? Are employees thoroughly screened before hiring? Can you find documentation of prior accidents? Are there emergency procedures in place for accidents or explosions? Are workers subjected to routine drills? Is safety equipment (headgear, shoes, boots, glasses, hearing protection) provided, or is the use of safety equipment enforced? Is the equipment defective or out-of-date? Were employees thoroughly trained on each piece of equipment?…
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