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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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