Blog for Our Lafayette Personal Injury Law Firm | Galloway Jefcoat, LLP

How Do I File a Claim After a Hit-and-Run Car Accident?

Photo of broken car after the accident

According to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, hit-and-run accidents and fatalities are at an all-time high. Louisiana, along with New Mexico and Florida, made the top of the list for the highest death rates from hit-and-run crashes. A hit-and-run car accident occurs when a driver intentionally leaves a car accident scene without providing contact information or speaking with law enforcement. This happens if a car hits you and drives off, or if a car crashes into your unattended parked car with no contact information provided. Since this type of car accident is a unique incident, victims of a hit-and-run sometimes wonder how they should file an injury claim. How Do I File My Insurance Claim After a Hit and Run? Most uninsured motorist coverage from your car insurance company covers accidents that were hit-and-runs. Certain states, such as Louisiana, do not allow UM property damage…
Read More »

What Are Death Benefits Under the Workers Compensation Act in Louisiana?

what are death benefits under th - What Are Death Benefits Under the Workers Compensation Act in Louisiana?

Death Benefits can depend on who gets the benefits as addressed in the Louisiana Workers Compensation Act. Sometimes the spouse gets the benefits, or the children and the spouse, every situation is different. Death benefits are part of the workers compensation Act of Louisiana, and with each being different you have to address each case and determine who gets the benefits. That’s why it’s important to consult with an attorney who knows the specialties in the law of Louisiana. An attorney can help protect your rights and your remedies that you’re offered. Video Transcription: In death cases or accidents which result in death on the job, that isn’t also addressed in the Louisiana Workers Compensation Act. But it’s something called death benefits, but it’s not that clear, it’s not that simple, it depends on who gets the benefits. Sometimes if it’s, there’s only a spouse and no children the spouse…
Read More »

Are Amputations Covered Under the Workers Compensation Act?

are amputations covered under th - Are Amputations Covered Under the Workers Compensation Act?

Amputations and loss of limbs are covered under the Workers Compensation Act. Certain situations are all addressed in Louisiana Workers Compensation Act, where you’re entitled to an award based on a schedule. It’s important to hire a lawyer because sometimes the client may not know what they’re entitled to. An attorney has the knowledge to answer legal questions, that the layman may not know. Workers compensation can be tricky since it’s a special section in the law in Louisiana. Talk to an attorney to answer any if your legal questions at (337) 984-8020. Video Transcription: In certain cases, where there’s amputations, loss of a finger, loss of a limb, perhaps loss of an arm, or a leg, or an eye, or loss of hearing. Those certain situations are all addressed in Louisiana Workers Compensation Act, where you’re entitled to an award based on a schedule. Now that’s in addition to…
Read More »