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Meet the Staff of Galloway Jefcoat

Watch as some of the staff members at Galloway Jefcoat share their part and experiences at this Lafayette law firm. From all walks of life the staff members at Galloway Jefcoat all have something in common; a love for their job and the work they do. The chance to make a difference. Personal injury attorneys... Read more

Meet Rockell LeMaire

Rockell LeMaire is a legal secretary for John Jefcoat. She works on mass torts and class action lawsuits. She’s been at the law firm since 2010. Originally from Kaplan, she went to school at Kaplan High and started working in the legal field for about 10 years and started work for Galloway Jefcoat about seven... 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

Did Working On The Insurance Defense Give You A Unique Insight?

Attorney Robert Martina has a background working for workers compensation insurance carriers on the insurance defense side. It’s his background that also helps him on the personal injury side. Martina still deals with insurance carriers and insurance adjusters that he dealt with 12 years ago. He believes people benefit when they have an attorney that... Read more

How Do Attorney’s Fees Work in Louisiana?

Attorney’s fees, in Louisiana, when it comes to workers compensation cases are different than tort cases or personal injury cases. In this video attorney Robert Martina goes into detail the differences in percentage when it comes to personal injury and workers compensation claims. When working with an attorney they can help you navigate through the... 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

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 Scott Suire

Scott Suire is the paralegal to Robert Martina and the point of contact for all of the workers compensation clients, he submits all their paperwork for them and guides them along through the process. When he’s not working at the Galloway Jefcoat law firm, he enjoys live music, karaoke, and just hanging out. Originally born... Read more

Meet Katie Meche

Office manager Katie Meche lives in Rayne and started working at the Galloway Jefcoat law firm in August of 2002. Her job as an office manager entails accounting, getting inventory for the entire office, and keeping things in order for the entire office. For leisure she enjoys visiting her camp in Toledo Bend where her... Read more

Do You Have a Say In Choosing a Doctor For a Workers Compensation Claim?

You are entitled to your own choice of physician in a Louisiana workers compensation claim. If there’s a dispute between a doctor and the claimant’s treating physician there’s a procedure called a state independent medical exam. In that case a third doctor reviews the opinions of both doctors. If there’s a dispute between those two... Read more