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

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

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

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

What Are the Different Types of Visas?

If you are entering the United States, there are two different types of visas you may obtain. A non-immigrant visa allows you to remain in the country for a short term before returning to your home county. On the other hand, an immigrant visa allows you to remain longer and may lead to a residency... Read more

Meet Personal Injury Attorney John Jefcoat

Attorney John Jefcoat and his law partner, Rusty Galloway, have been representing individuals and families throughout the greater Lafayette area after an accident or injury for over two decades. In this video, John explains a little bit about his own background and what drives him to practice law.  Video Transcription: Rusty and I met... Read more

Is There a Time Limit to File a Personal Injury Claim in Louisiana?

There is a time limit to file a personal injury claim. Louisiana has one of the shortest prescriptive periods (known as a statute of limitations in other states) in the country. In this video, attorney John Jefcoat explains how the prescriptive period works, and he discusses how if the state legislature would extend this time... Read more

What Kind of Immigration Law Do You Practice?

Our law firm has represented many individuals and families for civil immigration issues, in addition to car wrecks and work accidents, throughout the greater Lafayette area. In this video, attorney Holly Lamarche explains what kind of immigration law she practices on a regular basis. Holly is bilingual and speaks fluent Spanish to better serve her... Read more

Is Distracted Driving a Problem in Louisiana?

Distracted driving is a huge problem in Louisiana and throughout the country, and it is a leading cause of car accidents. Texting while driving, a type of distracted driving, is particularly dangerous, as the person’s hands and eyes are on their smartphone. In this video, Lafayette car crash attorney Jason Weaver explains how he has... Read more

What Are Indemnity Benefits in Workers Comp?

Indemnity benefits in workers comp cases are the benefits injured workers receive to make up for their lost wages due to a workplace accident. However, these benefits are typically only a percentage of you regular wages. Additionally, you may receive different types of workers compensation indemnity benefits depending on your injuries and their permanent effects... Read more