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Join us as #GJGivesBack This Thanksgiving!

This holiday season, we are excited to give back to the community by hosting the #GJGivesBack food drive at our Lafayette office. However, this is not your average holiday food drive, as donors who bring in non-perishable food items will be entered to win one of 51 exciting prizes for their good deed. For the... Read more

Do Insurance Companies Drag Out Car Accident Claims?

After a car crash, many people find that even a relatively straightforward insurance claim can be difficult to settle. Insurance adjusters may put off your calls or make very low offers that do not cover the full amount of your expenses. In this video, attorney Christopher Castro explains why insurance companies drag out car accident... Read more

Identifying the Types of Distracted Driving

Every day thousands of drivers are involved in life altering car accidents. Automobile accidents happen in the blink of an eye, and it is likely you will be involved in at least one automobile accident in your lifetime. On average there are over 15,000 car wrecks every day in the United States. The leading cause?... Read more

Jury Verdict Awarding Client $2.6 Million in Lafayette Parish Case

The lawyers of Galloway Jefcoat are thrilled by the results of a recently concluded 4-day jury trial in Lafayette. Personal Injury Attorneys, Rusty Galloway and Jason Weaver, received a judgment awarding their client $2.62 million plus judicial interest after sustaining injuries from a severe rear end collision. On the week of May 13th, Galloway and... Read more

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Workers’ Comp

Did you know that regardless of who is responsible for an injury itself, injured persons are entitled to compensation? If you have sustained a work-related injury as a full-time, part-time or seasonal employee, workers’ compensation can cover your medical bills and recovery time for accidents and occupational diseases. The workers’ comp process can be long... Read more

What is Product Liability?

Manufacturers of household goods designed for consumer use have a duty to ensure their products are safe. In this video, attorney Chris Castro explains the law regarding product liability, and he offers an example of a personal injury case he’s handling on the subject. Video Transcription: Product liability involves cases that deal with a product... Read more

Does a Manufacturer Have to Warn You About Dangerous Household Products?

Dangerous household products are not something a person normally thinks about, until there is an accident or an injury. If a household appliance or item harms a person who was using it in a typical manner, the manufacturer may be responsible for resulting damages. In this video, product liability lawyer Chris Castro explains how manufacturers... Read more

Does a Longshoreman Need a Lawyer for a Workers Comp or Third Party Claim?

Work injury claims involving longshoremen, harbor workers or people who work offshore on the continental shelf are unique. Federal law allows you to file a federal workers compensation claim after such an injury, rather than a state claim. However, these cases may be complex, so you should always work with a qualified attorney. In this... Read more

What is the Workers Comp Process in Louisiana?

The workers comp process in Louisiana can be complex when a person is trying to file the claim without a lawyer. In this video, Lake Charles workers comp attorney Robert Martina reviews the four elements of a workers comp claim. Video Transcription: Well, workers’ compensation claims are completely different than tort claims, or personal injury... Read more

Difference between SSD & SSI Social Security Disability Benefits

People seeking Social Security disability benefits may not know there are two separate programs: the DIB program and the SSI program. In this video, Lafayette Social Security Disability attorney Jason Weaver reviews the similarities and differences between the two, and he explains how his office assists people who have been denied benefits and need legal... Read more