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What to Know About Seeking Compensation After a Louisiana Hit-and-Run

In Louisiana, the driver who causes a crash is financially responsible for the damages that result. Crash victims typically recover compensation by filing a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Victims of hit-and-run crashes may not be able to locate the driver who fled the scene, much less determine the at-fault driver’s insurance company.... Read more

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Can I Still File a Claim if I Was Not Wearing My Seat Belt?

Car insurance companies and at-fault drivers will look for any reason to avoid liability for the damages you suffered in a crash. For example, not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident is likely to be used against you to try to underpay or even deny your claim. This strategy is known... Read more

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About the Attorney: Robert Martina

We are BACK with the latest installment of our #AboutTheAttorney blog series! This week we are featuring GJ’s “independent, realistic, and reasonable-,” attorney, Robert Martina! A native of Shreveport, LA, Robert is a TWO-time graduate of Louisiana State University! First, he attended LSU for his undergrad degree, a B.S. in Finance. Then, as a man... Read more

What Can You Recover In a Lawsuit? Medical Bills and Life Care Plan

People often ask me, how much is my case worth? I am compelled to tell them – “It depends.” It depends on the injuries. It depends on how long it takes to get better. It depends on how much money is available to recover. It depends on many things, and the answer is not that simple,... Read more

How Do I File for a Spousal Visa?

You can file for a spousal visa either from the United States or abroad. Filing from abroad is going to be more expensive than doing so domestically. Either way the forms are filed in the U.S where they go through a process for approval. Watch as Holly Lamarche explains the process and what details to... Read more

What Can You Recover in a Lawsuit? Pain and Suffering Damages

People often ask me, how much is my case worth?  I am compelled to tell them–“It depends.” It depends on the injuries. It depends on how long it takes to get better. It depends on how much money is available to recover. It depends on many things, and the answer is not that simple, even... Read more

About the Attorney: John Jefcoat

Introducing the man who puts the J in GJ [drum roll, please…] – co founder, Mr. John Jefcoat! A Hub City Native, John was born in Lafayette and went to school in neighboring Scott, Louisiana. Before John knew he wanted to be a lawyer, he was very involved in the family business – raising Brahman... Read more

About Diminished Value Claims

If you were thinking about buying a used car, all things being equal, would you want to buy a car that had been previously wrecked or a car that had not been previously wrecked? How much less would you expect to pay on a car that had considerable damage repaired before you bought it? This... Read more

Meet Melissa “Missy” Hebert

Melissa Hebert is the receptionist at the Galloway Jefcoat law firm since 2009. She’s the first person you’ll speak to, and the first person that represents Galloway Jefcoat. From Lafayette, she graduated from Katie Ann High School and has three children aged 27, 25, and 11. She enjoys the positive atmosphere at the law firm... Read more

What Can You Recover in a Lawsuit? Lost Wages

People often ask me, how much is my case worth? I am compelled to tell them – “It depends.” It depends on the injuries. It depends on how long it takes to get better. It depends on how much money is available to recover. It depends on many things, and the answer is not that... Read more