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Meet Chris Starling

Chris Starling, a recent retire from law enforcement, has come to work for the Galloway Jefcoat law firm as their investigator. From Lafayette he’s been in Louisiana for around 48 years. He enjoys the culture, the people and being able to hunt and fish. He also enjoys watersports, the waters around, and motorcycling. Starling describes... Read more

What Differences Do You See in Clients Before and After a Case?

When clients first come to the offices at Galloway and Jefcoat, personal injury attorney Joseph Saloom notices their stress. How they may not be in a good position, both financially and physically. But, by the time it comes to the end of the case he notices the release of stress and overall relief. Saloom wants... Read more

Who is at Fault for a Motorcycle Accident?

Depending on the circumstances, a negligent motorist or biker may be at fault for a motorcycle accident. However, in many cases, a distracted driver may be more likely to overlook an oncoming motorcyclist. In this video, attorneys John Jefcoat and Jason Weaver explain why driver distraction causes many motorcycle accidents. Video Transcription I think that... Read more

How Serious Are Premises Liability Injuries?

Premises liability injuries can be severe and life-changing, and may include brain and spinal cord damage. Some of the most common types of premises liability claims involve slip and fall accidents; these accidents may not seem serious, but as attorney Christopher Castro explains in this video, the impact from a slip or fall can cause... Read more

What is Premises Liability?

Property owners have certain obligations to protect visitors and guests. However, the owner is not automatically liable for every accident or injury that occurs on his or her land. In this video, attorney Christopher Castro explores the complexities of the law as he discusses the question: what is premises liability? Video Transcription Premises liability includes... Read more

What Can You Expect in a Personal Injury Consultation?

Our law firm offers a free consultation so that you can get to know our attorneys and learn what to expect from your personal injury claim. In this video, attorney Christopher Castro explains his strategy in a personal injury consultation so that his clients feel comfortable and heard, and have realistic expectations. Video Transcription I... Read more

What is UM/UIM Insurance Coverage?

If the driver who causes your car accident has no insurance or only a basic policy, then you may be unable to recover compensation to cover the full scope of your injuries. However, if you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, then your own insurance can make up the difference. In this video, attorney Christopher Castro explains... Read more

7 Things You NEED to Know about the JUUL© Vaping Issue

Unless you’ve been completely avoiding the media, you’ve likely heard about all the current controversy surrounding the new JUUL© vaping epidemic. The JUUL© vaping trend is a hot topic that is getting major attention in the media…and for good reason. The e-cigarette brand is soaring in popularity and, as the public is becoming increasingly aware,... Read more

Could I Appeal a Social Security Denial Without a Lawyer?

If your application for Social Security benefits is denied, then you may be entitled to file an appeal. However, the appeals process is often more complex than the initial application. In this video, attorney Jason Weaver explains how a Lafayette Social Security Disability attorney may be able to help you appeal a Social Security denial... Read more

What Do I Do if I Was Hit by a Drunk Driver?

If you were hit by a drunk driver, then that person may face criminal charges. However, while the criminal lawsuit may punish the driver, the district attorney does not represent you individually as the victim. In this video, Lafayette auto accident attorney Jason Weaver explains the importance of hiring a car accident lawyer to assist... Read more