Can a Slip and Fall Accident Cause a Brain Injury or Other Head Injuries?

One of the reasons slipping and falling can be so dangerous is that it is completely unexpected. When victims are unable to break a fall with their hands or arms or they crash into someone on the way down, they could suffer serious head injuries, including concussions, hematomas, skull fractures or closed head injuries. Below,... Read more

Validating Car Crash Claims Involving Wrist and Hand Injuries

There are many car crash injuries that can make everyday life much more difficult, but hand and wrist injuries do not get as much attention as things like traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord damage. We use our hands for countless tasks each day, and an injury that causes pain or limits mobility can be... Read more

Can an At-Fault Driver Avoid Liability by Claiming a Sudden Loss of Consciousness?

Most car crashes are caused by the negligence of one or more drivers. As Louisiana is a tort or fault state, the party or parties who were negligent are liable for damages from the crash. This sounds simple enough, but each accident is different and there are many factors that could make things more complicated.... Read more

How Right of Way Laws Impact Louisiana Car Crash Claims

Louisiana has various laws governing the right of way in different situations. Violating these laws is not only illegal, but also dangerous, as these laws exist to help lower the risk of a crash that could result in injuries or even death. When crashes occur, one of the first questions that may be asked is:... Read more

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Reasons Why Crash Victims May Be Held Partially at Fault

It is possible for the victim of a car crash to also be partially at fault. There are a variety of negligent actions that could make a victim partially to blame for what happened. However, there are also invalid reasons for assigning fault to the victim of a crash. Insurance companies may try to mislead... Read more

How Do Personal Injury Settlement Agreements Work?

You may have heard most personal injury cases end with a settlement agreement, but do you know what a settlement agreement means? Below, we discuss what you need to know about personal injury settlement agreements, including how they are negotiated and what happens after both parties sign them. If you were injured by another’s negligence,... Read more

Can Crash Victims Sue Uber, Lyft or a Ridesharing Driver for Damages?

It may be possible to file a lawsuit after getting injured in a crash caused by an Uber or Lyft driver. That said, there are many factors to consider after getting injured in this type of collision. Most of these types of claims are resolved through an insurance settlement. The other question is: can you... Read more

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How Much is a Claim for an 18-Wheeler Accident Worth on Average?

When you hear the phrase “average settlement” it is important to remember there is no average personal injury case. This is particularly true with truck/18-wheeler accident cases. While some cases could be worth a few thousand dollars, others could be worth tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Some could even be worth millions. As... Read more

Galloway Jefcoat Holding Blood Drive at Lafayette Office on the Last Day of the March

We are excited to announce we are holding a blood drive on Thursday, March 31st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at our office in Lafayette (1925 Dulles Drive). Our Lady of Lourdes Blood Donor Center will be setting up a blood donation bus outside. It is the season of Lent, which is a time... Read more

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Does Louisiana Allow Crash Victims to Stack Uninsured Motorist Coverage?

Some states allow car crash victims to stack uninsured motorist coverage across multiple policies and/or multiple vehicles on the same policy. This can dramatically increase the amount of uninsured motorist coverage that is available after a crash. Stacking could help ensure victims get all the compensation they need for medical bills and other damages, and... Read more

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