How Car Insurance Companies May Twist Your Words to Hurt Your Claim

A conversation with an insurance company after a car crash is not like a conversation with a friend or family member, even if the insurance company representative sounds like your friend. Some things said to a friend would not be given a second thought. However, when those same things are said to an insurance company,... Read more

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Where Can You Take Your Car to Get Repaired After a Crash?

One of the biggest challenges for crash victims when it comes to seeking compensation is they are often unaware of their rights and their legal options. In many cases, crash victims realize later they would have made different decisions if they had more information. For example, do you know what your rights are when it... Read more

Should Car Crash Victims Talk to a Lawyer Before the Insurance Company?

Car accidents can be overwhelming experiences for victims, who often in shock and unsure of what to do next. Unfortunately, this can lead to a lot of bad or short-sighted decisions that could hurt their chances of securing compensation for damages. For example, crash victims often talk to an insurance company before speaking to a... Read more

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What Happens if My Injury Gets Worse After I Settle My Case?

A personal injury settlement not only provides compensation for the injured victim. A settlement also releases the at-fault party’s insurance company from future financial liability. That means the victim cannot file another claim with the insurance company over the same injury. There would be no reason for the insurance company to settle if the victim... Read more

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Common Mistakes Crash Victims Make That Could Devalue Their Claims

There is often a lot of confusion and uncertainty after a car crash. Victims are not only uncertain right after the crash, but in the days and weeks that follow. They are also dealing with significant injuries and mounting medical expenses. These are all reasons why crash victims often make mistakes that end up hurting... Read more

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Assessing Fault for a Crash in a Louisiana Parking Lot

Parking lots are often hotbeds of activity, with cars coming and going and pedestrians walking into and out of businesses around the lot. With all this coming and going, accidents are bound to happen. For some reason, drivers tend to relax and let their guard down when they enter a parking lot. They think an... Read more

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What to Know About Seeking Compensation After a Louisiana Hit-and-Run

In Louisiana, the driver who causes a crash is financially responsible for the damages that result. Crash victims typically recover compensation by filing a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Victims of hit-and-run crashes may not be able to locate the driver who fled the scene, much less determine the at-fault driver’s insurance company.... Read more

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Can I Still File a Claim if I Was Not Wearing My Seat Belt?

Car insurance companies and at-fault drivers will look for any reason to avoid liability for the damages you suffered in a crash. For example, not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident is likely to be used against you to try to underpay or even deny your claim. This strategy is known... Read more

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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

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